Item# 61123

Lockheed P-38 J Lightning

MSRP: $81.00
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Our legendary 1/48 Aircraft Series welcomes the J variant of the Lockheed P-38 Lightning! Our first P-38 kit, released in late 2019, came in the form of the F/G ... Learn more

Lockheed P-38 J Lightning

  1. Description

    Our legendary 1/48 Aircraft Series welcomes the J variant of the Lockheed P-38 Lightning! Our first P-38 kit, released in late 2019, came in the form of the F/G variant, and it quickly became the definitive P-38 kit of the modeling world.

    The Lockheed P-38 Lightning was an American twin engine fighter aircraft produced by Lockheed; it was the first Lockheed fighter aircraft which was officially adopted into service. The P-38’s variants were used during World War II and they reached about 10,000 production planes. Equipped with intercoolers under engines, the P-38J Lightning yielded 1,450hp at high altitude and maximum 1,600hp, plus longer-range courtesy of fuel tanks in its wingtip leading edges in addition to the main fuel tank. As a result, the P-38J offered stable and astonishing performance at any altitude, and gained great renown among American fighter aircraft.

    • 1/48 scale plastic model assembly kit. Length: 240mm, width: 330mm.
    • The unique form (twin-engine, twin-tailplane) with radiator fairing and larger engine cowlings of the P-38J (late P-38) is accurately captured.
    • Features realistic renderings of air ducts connecting intercoolers to oil coolers.
    • New-shape turbo superchargers are realistically depicted.
    • The first canopy with the flat front glass and 2-part third canopy are authentically recreated.
    • The second canopy can be depicted open or closed. A 1-part slide-molded piece succinctly and realistically depicts closed canopy, and the three parts including vertically openable upper hatch recreates the opened canopy.
    • New parts are added to depict wingtip leading edges which have detailed refueling ports.
    • The steering wheel is replaced by a gun-grip type stick.
    • A detailed cockpit features separate side walls with the throttle box and radio while the Lynn-3 gunsight, radio at the back of cockpit and more are also depicted.
    • Nose landing gear has updated fork and main landing gear has reinforced upper rotating struts.
    • The spar part (combined with the nose landing gear bay) is inserted into wing, which ensures an accurate dihedral angle.
    • Contains parts to recreate two each of 150- and 300-gallon drop tanks.
    • Weights for nose and right, left engine cowlings are included in the kit to ensure correct balance of the model when displayed.
    • Comes with three marking options, including the “Marge" P-38J which the US ace pilot, Richard Ira Bong flew.
    • Comes with canopy masking stickers and a full-color painting guide.

    Parts Description
  2. Specifications

    • Construction Type Assembly Kit
    • Decals Included
    • Required To Complete Cement, Paint and Finishing Supplies
    • Scale 1/48
  3. Paints Needed

    The colors below are the paints called out in the assembly manual of the model kit. All spray can paints (AS, TS and PS) are available in 100ml.

    1. As-6 Olive Drab (Usaaf)
      As-6 Olive Drab (Usaaf) Item# 86506 100Ml Spray Can
      MSRP: $8.50
    2. As-12 Bare Metal Silver
      As-12 Bare Metal Silver Item# 86512 100Ml Spray Can
      MSRP: $8.50
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    3. Lacquer Lp-21 Italian Red
      Lacquer Lp-21 Italian Red Item# 82121 10Ml Bottle
      MSRP: $2.50
    4. Acrylic Mini X-1 Black
      Acrylic Mini X-1 Black Item# 81501 10Ml Bottle
      MSRP: $2.50
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    5. Acrylic Mini X-10 Gun Metal
      Acrylic Mini X-10 Gun Metal Item# 81510 10Ml Bottle
      MSRP: $2.50
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    6. Acrylic Mini X-11Chrome Silver
      Acrylic Mini X-11Chrome Silver Item# 81511 10Ml Bottle
      MSRP: $2.50
    7. Acrylic Mini X-18 Semi Gl Blk
      Acrylic Mini X-18 Semi Gl Blk Item# 81518 10Ml Bottle
      MSRP: $2.50
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    8. Acrylic Mini X-2 White
      Acrylic Mini X-2 White Item# 81502 10Ml Bottle
      MSRP: $2.50
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    9. Acrylic Mini X-23 Clear Blue
      Acrylic Mini X-23 Clear Blue Item# 81523 10Ml Bottle
      MSRP: $2.50
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    10. Acrylic Mini X-25 Clear Green
      Acrylic Mini X-25 Clear Green Item# 81525 10Ml Bottle
      MSRP: $2.50
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    11. Acrylic Mini X-26 Clear Orange
      Acrylic Mini X-26 Clear Orange Item# 81526 10Ml Bottle
      MSRP: $2.50
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    12. Acrylic Mini X-27 Clear Red
      Acrylic Mini X-27 Clear Red Item# 81527 10Ml Bottle
      MSRP: $2.50
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    13. Acrylic Mini X-31 Titan Gold
      Acrylic Mini X-31 Titan Gold Item# 81531 10Ml Bottle
      MSRP: $3.00
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    14. Acrylic Mini Xf-1 Flat Black
      Acrylic Mini Xf-1 Flat Black Item# 81701 10Ml Bottle
      MSRP: $2.50
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    15. Acrylic Mini Xf-15 Flat Flesh
      Acrylic Mini Xf-15 Flat Flesh Item# 81715 10Ml Bottle
      MSRP: $2.50
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    16. Acrylic Mini Xf-16 Flat Alumin
      Acrylic Mini Xf-16 Flat Alumin Item# 81716 10Ml Bottle
      MSRP: $2.50
    17. Acrylic Mini Xf-2 Flat White
      Acrylic Mini Xf-2 Flat White Item# 81702 10Ml Bottle
      MSRP: $2.50
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    18. Acrylic Mini Xf-25 Lt Sea Gray
      Acrylic Mini Xf-25 Lt Sea Gray Item# 81725 10Ml Bottle
      MSRP: $2.50
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    19. Acrylic Mini Xf-3 Flat Yellow
      Acrylic Mini Xf-3 Flat Yellow Item# 81703 10Ml Bottle
      MSRP: $2.50
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    20. Acrylic Mini Xf-4 Yellow Green
      Acrylic Mini Xf-4 Yellow Green Item# 81704 10Ml Bottle
      MSRP: $2.50
    21. Acrylic Mini Xf-49 Khaki
      Acrylic Mini Xf-49 Khaki Item# 81749 10Ml Bottle
      MSRP: $2.50
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    22. Acrylic Mini Xf-5 Flat Green
      Acrylic Mini Xf-5 Flat Green Item# 81705 10Ml Bottle
      MSRP: $2.50
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    23. Acrylic Mini Xf-56Metallicgray
      Acrylic Mini Xf-56Metallicgray Item# 81756 10Ml Bottle
      MSRP: $2.50
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    24. Acrylic Mini Xf-57 Buff
      Acrylic Mini Xf-57 Buff Item# 81757 10Ml Bottle
      MSRP: $2.50
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    25. Acrylic Mini Xf-60 Dark Yellow
      Acrylic Mini Xf-60 Dark Yellow Item# 81760 10Ml Bottle
      MSRP: $2.50
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    26. Acrylic Mini Xf-64 Red Brown
      Acrylic Mini Xf-64 Red Brown Item# 81764 10Ml Bottle
      MSRP: $2.50
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    27. Acrylic Mini Xf-7 Flat Red
      Acrylic Mini Xf-7 Flat Red Item# 81707 10Ml Bottle
      MSRP: $2.50
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    28. Acrylic Mini Xf-85 Rubber Blk
      Acrylic Mini Xf-85 Rubber Blk Item# 81785 10Ml Bottle Rubber Black
      MSRP: $2.50
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