Pre-production examples of Tamiya’s upcoming, new tool P-38 F/G Lightning model kit have been spotted for sale.
As previously reported, The kit is currently slated for release on November 20, although 300 “preview kits” in sample, pre-production boxes were raffled off at the recent IPMS USA event in Tennessee.
The offering is described as “the best fitting and most accurate P-38 Lightning F/G model assembly kit to date.” It is touted as accurately depicting early P-38 features such as slimline engine cowlings, intercoolers in leading edges and the curved canopy front. Additional features include a detailed cockpit with wheel-type controls, radio, throttle box and more; parts to recreate two each of 150- and 300-gallon drop tanks and weights to ensure correct balance of the model when displayed. Two livery options are also included representing “White 147,” a P-38G which took part in the interception of Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto in April 1943, and P-38F “White 33.
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