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P-38M Lightning Conversion
1/32 scale for Trumpeter P-38


J. Rutman


S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number: Not Quoted
Price: USD$45.00 available online from the Rutman website
Scale: 1/32
Contents and Media: 19 parts in cream coloured resin; 8 photo-etched parts; 1 x clear vacform part
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Good detail including second cockpit interior; major and minor details included; high quality casting; nice clear canopy
Disadvantages: Basic instructions; some cleanup work required
Recommendation: Recommended to experienced modellers

Reviewed by Brett Green

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J. Rutman Productions continue to exploreLightning variants with their P-38M two-seater Night Fighter.

The set includes the distinctive "hump" behind the pilot's cockpit, the interior for the radar operator's position, radar pod and clear canopy for the radar operator.



The parts are cleanly moulded, but there are a few tiny pinholes here and there, especially in the radar pod. Some very fine resin "flash" will be simple to clean up with a sharp knife and a sanding stick.



The vacform canopy for the radar operator is very clear and free of distortion.





The P-38M Lightning might be considered to be the most unusual of all the variants. J. Rutman's conversion now provides a relatively simple yet comprehensive method to build this twin-boomed night fighter in 1/32 scale.

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 18 August, 2004
Last updated 19 August, 2004

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