Cutting Edge 1/32 P-38J/L Super Detailed Cockpit




$27.99 MSRP


Trumpeter 1/32 P-38J/L


Scott Van Aken

Those of you who have purchased the Trumpeter 1/32 P-38J/L Lightning are probably wishing that the cockpit was a bit more detailed. Well, that is no longer a problem as Cutting Edge has produced a fine aftermarket cockpit set for this kit. A big plus is that this set is a no brainer to use. No need to cut and hack and sand as one often finds with aftermarket cockpit sets. Once the parts have been removed from the resin pour stubs (and the set is so designed that this will be a pretty quick and painless process), one simply replaces the kit parts with the ones in the set.

In addition to the world-class molding of the resin, Cutting Edge has included a set of their very nice flexible seat belts. These readily accept paint and can be quite easily glued in place. What's more, since they are not rigid, you can place them in any position that you wish for that little bit of extra interest.

The instructions are superbly done with a number of progression photos to help see how things are supposed to fit. This set will probably not work with the old Revell kit as the design of the two cockpits is quite different.

Overall, a great set and one that is going to make your big Lightning just that much better

If you can't fine Cutting Edge products at your local hobby shop, you can order direct from the link below.

July 2006

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