1/72 P-38 Lightning early armament set

Product # AM-72-094

Product Article by Steve Bamford on Mar 22 2017



This latest release from Master the P-38 Lightning early armament (.50 cal Brownings with drilled cooling jackets & early and late 20mm cannon tips) (6pcs) machined out of brass.  


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The quality of the machining has to be seen to be appreciated........these are amazingly detailed and of the highest quality.  This set includes 5 turned brass barrels made from 6 parts. It is very simple to use on your model, and makes it extremely realistic. Simply drill a hole in the nose parts and insert these metal barrels using Cyanoacrylate adhesives.

I love drilled cooling jackets, they give a crisp level of detail you just don't get from the usual plastic kit barrels with their soft detail and these barrels will show all that wonderful cooling jacket detail on your P-38.  The nose guns were a focal point on the P-38 and this set does a marvelous job highlighting those deadly guns.

Other P-38 MASTER sets:

  • AM-72-095 - P-38 Lightning - late armament - .50 cal Brownings with covered cooling jackets & late 20mm cannon tips

  • AM-72-096 - P-38M Lightning - .50 cal Brownings and 20mm cannon tips with flash hiders

You can purchase these and other fine detail items directly from the Master website.   

Steve Bamford

Photos and text by Steve Bamford