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P-38J Lightning

The P-38 Lightning was one of the most feared fighters of World War II.

Revell-Monogram P-38J Lightning Plastic Model Airplane Kit 1/48 Scale #855479
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Specifications :
  • Scale: 1/48
  • Pieces: 118
  • Wingspan: 13"
  • Length: 9"
  • Revell-Monogram Product Number: 855479
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"jewel of a model"
bkatz4
while a challenge to build, this kit blew me away! it always amazes me how the model engineers capture the essence of all the aircraft they design a model kit for. in this scale, the p-38 requires some skill to craft the kit into a showpiece that will draw your attention. once again revell supplies enough wow factor with opening panels and exquisite details that make you want to examine the finished model just a little more. i had a blast crafting this kit, and would recomend it to anyone. alittle patience goes a long way, but it's definitely worth the time and attention. bang for the buck is off the charts! i will consider buying the kit again to build one of the other versions that the kit supplies extra parts for. i had a tough time deciding which version to build, so i'll most likely take a second or even third crack at this one. awsome kit.

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Features

  • Structurally detailed surfaces.
  • Rocket launchers.
  • Alternative armament.
  • Auxiliary tanks.
  • Detailed Allison engine.
  • External exhaust gas supercharger.
  • Movable propeller.
  • Detailed cockpit with instrument panel and fold-back canopy.
  • One pilot figure.
  • Detailed landing gear.
  • Detailed decals for 3 versions.

Specs

  • Scale: 1/48
  • Pieces: 118
  • Wingspan: 13"
  • Length: 9"
  • Revell-Monogram Product Number: 855479

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"Good overall kit"
Randy (Ohio, USA)
This is an older Revell/Monogram kit I built as a kid and decided to do again. Great memories. A bigger kit and fun to build, I did the droop snout Bomba Dear version. Parts sometimes hard to fit and in the description on the page it says has a detailed Allison engine which it does not. Overall a fun kit and 4 stars. I recommend to any modeler who enjoys building the great war birds of WW2.

 
"The worst of the 1/48 P-38 kits."
nwtgp
This kit from Revell of China has been around in one form or another since the 1960's. It is a old kit that can't compete with more modern releases. Hands down the worst 1/48 scale P-38 kit you can buy. Even considering the price its not a good value. The downsides are as follows: - Poor fitting parts that need a lot of filler and sanding - Raised panel lines - Ejector pin marks - Excessive casting flash - Revell China Etc. molded in raised letters on the outside of the A/C that need be sanded off - Zero wheel well detail. Just a empty void - Nose is a mess requiring lots of trial and error not to mention putty to make it look respectable - Optional versions require a lot of surgery/cutting if your going to build one - Canopy frames lack definition making it near impossible to mask and spray. - Attachement points for landing gear doors non existent. - Instructions are vague and lack clarity. If your new to modeling and don't wish to spend a lot of money I still wouldn't recommend it. If you want to hone your skills with seam filling and sanding of poor fitting parts then maybe, otherwise better choices abound.

 
"Good Practice Model"
jc
I just got back into this hobby and I have been buying Revell Monogram models for practice and this model is a good example of why. Need practice puttying, sanding, difficult canopies, cleaning up flash? This guy won't let you down. Like I said I have been using this brand for practice and it's time to move on after this. This will be the last Revell/Monogram model I will purchase but I'm glad they offer inexpensive models that a person can use to practice skills on before moving on to better quality products.

Markings

  • #1: P-38J, 2103993, "Marge", Maj Richard I Bong, USAAF, Pacific Theatre.
  • #2: P-38J Droop Snoot, 7F Q, "Bomba-Dear, USAAF.
  • #3: P-38M Night Lightning, 426865, USAAF, Pacific Theatre.

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