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P-38 Nose Landing Leg
1/32 scale for Trumpeter P-38


J. Rutman


S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number: Not Quoted
Price: USD$9.00 available online from the Rutman website
Scale: 1/32
Contents and Media: 2 parts in cream coloured resin; 1 x part in cast metal
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Good detail; sturdy; accurately taller for higher nose attitude on the completed model.
Recommendation: Recommended

Reviewed by Brett Green

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Trumpeter's 1/32 scale P-38 Lightning is a substantial kit, so Jerry Rutman's new nose landing gear leg set will be helpful in ensuring that the model is securely supported, especially under all that noseweight!

This Rutman set comprises a single gear leg in cast white metal plus two resin parts representing the oleo scissors and the tow hook.

Casting is very nice indeed. The metal gear leg has a faint seam that will easily be scraped off with a hobby blade (I often use the back of the blade for this type of task).

One other advantage of this leg is that it is longer than the kit part, imparting the correct, higher sit to the Trumpeter kit.

This is a simple accessory that will make a noticeable difference to your Trumpeter 1/32 P-38 Lightning.


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 02 August, 2004

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