P-38J Lightning Cockpit
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||4 Pieces in
cream coloured resin, small sheet of instructions
with painting directions.
USD$10.96 Available from Squadron Mail Order.
castings with excellent fine details.
True Details' 1/48 scale P-38J Lightning cockpit is
available online from Squadron.com
Received recently from Squadron Mail Order is the 'True
Details' re-release of the ex- KMC set 48-6012 to suit the
1/48 Hasegawa P-38J Lightning.
set provides a complete new cockpit that encompasses the
main cockpit flooring and
seat support with the battery area behind the seat,
a new seat with molded
a new instrument panel,
two new cockpit side
No control column is provided with the instructions
stating that the standard kit supplied part is to be used.
Paint colour options used with the FS numbers are provided
in the instructions as well as a basic assembly cutaway
I found all the castings to be excellent with no
distortion or air bubbles. Casting blocks are not overly
large so cleanup will be quite easy.
Detail provided on the instrument panel is very good.This
will be enhanced with some careful dry brushing when
painted. Watch the throttle and mixture levers on the port
sidewall as they are very small and could be easily broken
off during construction as they sit quite proud of the
sidewall upper edge.
The small amount of dry fitting that I did with my P-38J
showed that the set will fit the recommended Hasegawa kit
without any dramas.