Logo
scale modeling database | stash manager

Lockheed P-38 Lightning

All you need to know about Lockheed P-38 Lightning from a scale modeler perspective.

Info

Category:Aircraft - Propeller
Aircraft - Propeller
Also known as:
Used from:1941–1965
Used by:Military
Manufacturer:US Lockheed
Model:P-38 Lightning

Hot kits

1:48 P-38 (Academy 12282)
P-38 P-38J, Droopsnoot, P-38L, F-5E
Academy 1:48
12282 2015 | Changed box
 

Products

 
1:32 Gunsights, N-3C with B-3 sight head (Model Monkey 32-N-3C with B3-2)
Gunsights, N-3C with B-3 sight head for P-51B/C Mustang, P-47D Thunderbolt, P-40 Warhawk, and P-38 Lightning, etc.
Model Monkey 1:32
32-N-3C with B3-2 2021 | New tool Multi-topic (4)
/search.php?q=*&showsection=no&page=topics&fkSECTION[]=Topicstopic.php?

search-solr.php?lang=en

50

50

/search.php?q=*&showsection=no&page=topics&fkSECTION[]=Topicstopic.php?

50

100|50|

todo

View all related products » (940)

Gallery

 
/search.php?q=*&showsection=no&page=topics&fkSECTION[]=Topicstopic.php?

search-solr.php?lang=en

50

50

/search.php?q=*&showsection=no&page=topics&fkSECTION[]=Topicstopic.php?

50

100|50|

todo

View all gallery articles » (177)

Books

 
P-38 Lightning Vol. 1 (Schiffer Publishing 20)
P-38 Lightning Vol. 1 Lockheed’s XP-38 to P-38H in World War II
Legends of Warfare: Aviation Nr. 20
David Doyle
2019
/search.php?q=*&showsection=no&page=topics&fkSECTION[]=Topicstopic.php?

search-solr.php?lang=en

50

50

/search.php?q=*&showsection=no&page=topics&fkSECTION[]=Topicstopic.php?

50

100|50|

todo

View all books » (67)

Walkarounds

 
/search.php?q=*&showsection=no&page=topics&fkSECTION[]=Topicstopic.php?
 

View all walkarounds » (9)

Wikipedia

Find on Wikipedia »

Mates

jan harms aquaflug
DE
John van Hooijdonk DRAGONWAGON
NL
Fred Zayas skidshoe49
US
80 more

News Feed

 
Thomas T added a new photoalbum.
View album, image #34
1:48
... this is most probably how she looked on July 31st 1944 when St-Ex started for his final mission. Once again, thank y...
18 | 10. January, 21:20
View full thread (25 Comments)
 
Nathan Dempsey
A great result for your efforts. Well done!
12. June, 12:06
Thomas Bischoff
your research paid well off! Excellent result and very convincing wheathering 👍
12. June, 13:20
Thomas T
Hi mates. Thanks for your kind words. And getting the compliments from masters like you, counts at least twice 🙏🏻. After all the painting / paint stripping over and over again I am quite happy how she came out and every time I look in my display case, I feel pleased. Also a very good experience was the coordinated research (hi Boris, hi Norbert 👏🏻)
12. June, 16:51
Spanjaard
It looks great, that is for sure
12. June, 20:15
Gustavo Monasterio
Beautiful build! Congratulations!
12. June, 22:28
T.T. added a new project.
1:48
Ideas
1:48 P-38F/G nose gun bay (Eduard 648533)
 
9. June, 22:16
Selman Yarar added a new project.
1:48 Lockheed P-38 F/G Lightning (Tamiya 61120)1:48 P-38F/G engine (Black Dog A48114)1:48 P-38F/G TFace (Eduard EX667)7+
Bell P-39D Airacobra
PT Military Arma da Aeronáutica Militar (Portuguese Military Aeronautics Arm 1918-1952)
 
8. June, 11:44
Patrick added a new photoalbum.
2 | 7. May, 08:21
Moreno Baruffini
Well done!
7. May, 11:07
Łukasz Gliński
Respect 👍 Tried it myself in the past and never really succeeded.
7. May, 11:08
Matthew A
I guess it depends what flavour you use
7. May, 11:29
Pierre-Christian Baudru added a new photoalbum.
5 | 10. March 2019, 18:57
View full thread (14 Comments)
 
Luc B
👍 excellent indeed
20. January 2020, 08:25
20. January 2020, 13:49
Guy Rump
Very impressive Lightning 🙂
20. January 2020, 21:08
20. January 2020, 21:10
21. January 2020, 10:21
Patrick added a new photoalbum.
5 | 3. May, 17:37
Robert Podkoński
If it is really your third model assembled, and you've painted it with a brush - you really have a big potential. Looks really good. Congrats!
3. May, 18:03
Peppy
El Patrico
Great looking build for a third outing. Boss
Nice recovery on landing gear. Can't tell any difference.
Not to worry, P-38's have a 'nose up' attitude
to them, sitting on the ground.
Very good.
4. May, 01:28
Johan van Meerloo added a new photoalbum.
9 | 4. April, 20:39
wilky
Some more pictures of the finished model would be great
5. April, 00:38
Johan van Meerloo
well first need some decals, most models I got were without decals, need to find some RAAF ones
5. April, 08:58
wilky
Yes, they would help immensely
5. April, 10:47
Johan van Meerloo
for sure, hopefully I can find some WW2 RAAF roundels
5. April, 11:42
Francis D'Oliveira
Johan, good build but, reverse the undercarriage.
12. April, 15:27
Johan van Meerloo
whahah that I didnt see that before 🙂very very bad fixing issue

12. April, 15:37
Francis D'Oliveira
That's how we learn. I really like SEAC markings having done a Buffalo and a Boomerang.
12. April, 21:35
Johan van Meerloo
problem solved!
13. April, 15:26
Francis D'Oliveira
Yes, now you're finished. Is the Liberator your next build?
14. April, 11:04
Johan van Meerloo
the liberator is a constant build for that 52yo kit, paint is done, nose is getting done, then paint arround the nose should be finetuned (of the cammo) then all need to be added to a diorama
14. April, 19:56
Johan van Meerloo
Im building a kingfisher, B23,9 almost B24 and need to work on AB204 aswell, the decaling is still takes time due to me just starting to decal my "finished" projects 🙂
14. April, 19:58
Guy Rump
Nice build 👍
2. May, 09:24
Chris Baines added a new project.
1:48
In progress
1:48 Lockheed P-38 F/G Lightning (Tamiya 61120)
Lockheed P-38G Lightning
US Military US Army Air Forces (1941-1947)
339 FS, 347 FG 147 (Lt. Robert Petit)
April 1943 World War 2, Operation Vengeance - Bougainville SB
Olive Drab
 
20. April, 09:23
/search.php?q=*&showsection=no&page=topics&fkSECTION[]=Topicstopic.php?