Superscale 481260: P-61A/B Black Widow
Units: See review


$12.00 SRP


Scott Van Aken

This is the second new sheet from Superscale that is for the Black Widow. This one has all three of them in overall gloss black and these markings are to fit either the Monogram or the Great Wall kit.

The first two are with the 548th NFS when based on Iwo Jima in 1944. They have red spinners and red cowl flaps. Both options are A model P-61s with the shorter nose and I have to assume they carried the turrets as shown in the illustrations. The two planes are named 'Midnight Madness' and 'Bat Outa Hell'.

The lone P-61B is 'Lady Luck' from the 419th NFS on Guadalcanal during 1944. This area was pretty much a backwater by this stage of the war. This plane has a white aircraft number on the fin and a white and red fuselage band around the boom. The spinner tips are yellow.

The sheet contains a complete set of stencils and wing walk markings for one and insignia for two. The sheet itself is superbly printed by Cartograf.

March 2012

Review copy courtesy of Squadron Products. Get yours at your local shop.

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