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P-38 Cockpit Details
1/32 scale for Trumpeter Lightning


J. Rutman


S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number: Not Quoted
Price: USD$25.00 available online from the Rutman website
Scale: 1/32
Contents and Media: 22 parts in cream coloured resin; 1 x clear vacform part
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Good detail serious improvement over kit parts; well cast should be simple installation.
Disadvantages: Basic instructions; some cleanup work required
Recommendation: Recommended

Reviewed by Brett Green

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J. Rutman Productions has released a replacement resin cockpit for Trumpeter's 1/32 scale Lightning.

The set comprises 22 parts in cream coloured resin. The set completely replaces the Trumpeter kit parts, and includes radio, battery and a convincing fabric-textured coaming..

The resin parts are well detailed and a definite improvement over the cockpit supplied with the kit.

The parts are cleanly moulded, but there are a tiny pinholes here and there. These will best be treated with a coat of Mr Surfacer followed by sanding and polishing. Some very fine resin "flash" will be simple to clean up with a sharp knife and a sanding stick.

Recommended to experienced modellers.

The full range of J. Rutman's kits and accessories may be viewed and ordered from his new website at http://jrutman.playnet.com/

Review and Images Copyright 2004 by Brett Green
Page Created 31 July, 2004
Last updated 20 August, 2004

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