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P-38E/F/G/H Lightning

fündekals 1/48 P-38E/F/G/H Lightning Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review July 2020 Manufacturer fündekals
Subject P-38E/F/G/H Lightning Scale 1/48
Set Number 48030 Pros 22 Distinctive Subjects
Cons None noted Skill Level Novice
MSRP (USD) $25.95 w/free shipping

First Look

fündekals has just released a new decal set covering the P-38E/F/G/H Lightning in 1/48 scale. This kit will work nicely with the recent Tamiya 1/48 kits. What you receive is the decal set in a protective pouch and the instructions can be downloaded from either the HobbyZone USA or fündekals website.

P-38E/F/G/H LightningP-38E/F/G/H Lightning

Subjects covered in this set include:

  • P-38F-1-LO, 41-7546, 27 FS/1 FG, HV-E, Algeria, 1942-43, 'Daisy Mae/Rum Head'
  • P-38G-13-LO, 43-2308, 27 FS/1 FG, HV-J, Algeria, 1943, 'Shoot You're Faded'
  • P-38G-10-LO, 42-12874, 27 FS/1 FG, HV-4, Algeria, 1943, 'The Beantown Boys'
  • P-38F-1-LO, 41-7544, 27 FS/1 FG, HV-X, Tunisia, 1943, 'Dear John'
  • P-38F-15-LO, 43-2112, 95 FS/82 FG, AS, Algeria, 1943, 'Dear John'
  • P-38F-15-LO, 43-2112, 95 FS/82 FG, AS, Italy, 1943-44, 'The Sad Sack'
  • P-38G-10-LO, 42-12954, 96 FS/82 FG, B12, Algeria, 1943, 'Spud'
  • P-38G-15-LO, 43-2498, 95 FS/82 FG, AD, Algeria, 1943
  • P-38G, unknown, 97 FS/82 FG, CD, Algeria, 1943, 'Chicken Dit'
  • P-38G-15-LO, 43-2393, 37 FS/14 FG, 25, Algeria, 1943, 'Sorta Pistof'
  • P-38G-15-LO, 43-2545, 49 FS/14 FG, LE, Tunisia, 1943, 'Bad Penny/The Gentleman'
  • P-38G-10-LO, 42-13449, 49 FS/14 FG, ML, Italy, 1943
  • P-38G-10-LO, 42-13449, 49 FS/14 FG, 56, Italy, 1943, 'Pat II'
  • RP-38E, 41-2076, 54 FS/343 FG, 76, Alaska, 1943, 'Itsy Bitsy'
  • RP-38E, 41-2221, 54 FS/343 FG, 76, Alaska, 1943-44, 'Spirit of 76'
  • P-38F-5-LO, 42-12623, 39 FS/35 FG, 16, New Guinea, 1943
  • P-38F-5-LO, 42-12640, 39 FS/35 FG, 26, New Guinea, 1943, 'The Japanese Sandman'
  • P-38G-13-LO, 43-2338, 339 FS/347 FG, 122, Guadalcanal, 1943, 'Phoebe'
  • P-38H-1-LO, 42-66506, 80 FS/8 FG, A, New Guinea, 1943, 'Porky II'
  • P-38H-1-LO, 42-66550, 431 FS/475 FG, 134, New Guinea, 1943, 'Trigor Mortis'
  • P-38G-10-LO, 42-13221, 449 FS/51 FG, 304, China, 1943, 'Little Butch II'
  • P-38G-1-LO, 42-12738, Portuguese AF, 300/OK-T, Portugal, 1943-44

This release provides a nice cross-section of subjects that span several combat theaters as well as through early and mid-WWII.

You can order this set with free shipping here.

My sincere thanks to HobbyZone USA for this review sample!