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Tamiya P-38F/G Lightning - Just Announced

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Tamiya P-38F/G Lightning - Just Announced
Posted by Aggieman on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 9:51 AM

https://www.facebook.com/plugins/post.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FTamiyaUSA%2Fposts%2F10156509052292874&width=500

 

This popped up in my Facebook feed this morning.  Looks like a new P-38 is coming in 1/48.  The wife nixed a quick trip to Tokyo for the reveal on this new release that is slated for 25 July.

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Posted by Tojo72 on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 10:04 AM

I would stand in line for a Tamiya P-38 !!!

Stick out tongue

And I would love for it to be Marge

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Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 10:11 AM

Cool! I wonder which variant it will be? Think Tamiya will do a F/G type and in the Yamamoto mission markings?

 

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Posted by jeffpez on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 10:39 AM

Let's hope it really is a P-38. A modern version is long overdue.

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Posted by Real G on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 11:36 AM

Word on the street is that it’s a F/G/H.  I would have thought it would be a L or J.

Being the oddball modeler I am, I’d like an M night fighter.  I love the gloss black paint scheme, little radar pod and the humbacked RIO station.

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Posted by Aggieman on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 12:57 PM

stikpusher

Cool! I wonder which variant it will be? Think Tamiya will do a F/G type and in the Yamamoto mission markings?

 

Oh I hope so. I have done enough L variants in NMF.

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Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 11:26 PM

Aggieman

 

 
stikpusher

Cool! I wonder which variant it will be? Think Tamiya will do a F/G type and in the Yamamoto mission markings?

 

 

 

Oh I hope so. I have done enough L variants in NMF.

 

 

I'll believe that tamiya makes this airplane when pigs fly.

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Posted by Devil Dawg on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 11:29 PM

Real G

Word on the street is that it’s a F/G/H.  I would have thought it would be a L or J.

Being the oddball modeler I am, I’d like an M night fighter.  I love the gloss black paint scheme, little radar pod and the humbacked RIO station. 

I'd love to build a droop-snoot version.

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Posted by Aggieman on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 8:44 PM

https://www.tamiyausa.com/blog/tamiya-61120-148-lockheed-p-38-fg-lightning/

It is officially announced! P-38F/G Lightning. 

Can they just go ahead and send a couple of these to my address in Katy, Texas?

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Posted by Tojo72 on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 8:48 PM
Very nice !!!!! What does everyone think,about $75.00 ? It a big aircraft,but not as big as the Tomcat

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 9:29 PM

Tojo72
Very nice !!!!! What does everyone think,about $75.00 ? It a big aircraft,but not as big as the Tomcat
 

Thats about what their Betty was going for.... Most of their other propellor twins cost less. 

 

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Posted by goldhammer on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 10:14 PM

Would love to see a set of decals for Rex Barber's bird.

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 11:05 PM

goldhammer

Would love to see a set of decals for Rex Barber's bird.

 

Those are the markings on the box art.

 

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Posted by ww2psycho on Thursday, July 25, 2019 12:14 AM
I'm buying 3 or 4, I have plans already!
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Posted by ww2psycho on Thursday, July 25, 2019 12:16 AM

And for anyone wondering and H model can be made with it, there was no external differences between F/G/H models.

 

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Posted by jeffpez on Thursday, July 25, 2019 5:27 AM
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Posted by Tickmagnet on Thursday, July 25, 2019 6:15 AM

Great the Revell Monogram one I built was a huge disappointment I look forward to this being released.

 

 

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Posted by Tojo72 on Thursday, July 25, 2019 7:04 AM
What model was Richard Bong's Marge,did he actually fly Marge in combat,or was that just a promotional bird.

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Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, July 25, 2019 8:55 AM

Tojo72
What model was Richard Bong's Marge,did he actually fly Marge in combat,or was that just a promotional bird.
 

Marge was an L I  believe. Possibly a late J, but definitely the type with the later designed chin scoops area.  But Bong was also one of the 5th AF pilots who helped introduce the P-38 into combat in the SWPA with the early model as well. 

 

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Posted by ww2psycho on Thursday, July 25, 2019 9:40 AM

stikpusher

 

 
Tojo72
What model was Richard Bong's Marge,did he actually fly Marge in combat,or was that just a promotional bird.
 

 

 

Marge was an L I  believe. Possibly a late J, but definitely the type with the later designed chin scoops area.  But Bong was also one of the 5th AF pilots who helped introduce the P-38 into combat in the SWPA with the early model as well. 

 

Marge was a J model

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Posted by Justinryan215 on Thursday, July 25, 2019 10:02 AM

I havent seen it yet...is there a price point on this yet? (admittedly, I havent looked for it either, but I was surfin' through the forums and figured I'd ask...)

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Posted by ww2psycho on Thursday, July 25, 2019 10:40 AM

Justinryan215

I havent seen it yet...is there a price point on this yet? (admittedly, I havent looked for it either, but I was surfin' through the forums and figured I'd ask...)

 

Someone mentioned $75 but I haven't seen an actual price anywhere.

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Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, July 25, 2019 11:06 AM

ww2psycho

 

 
stikpusher

 

 
Tojo72
What model was Richard Bong's Marge,did he actually fly Marge in combat,or was that just a promotional bird.
 

 

 

Marge was an L I  believe. Possibly a late J, but definitely the type with the later designed chin scoops area.  But Bong was also one of the 5th AF pilots who helped introduce the P-38 into combat in the SWPA with the early model as well. 

 

 

 

Marge was a J model

 

Looking at photos, and doing a bit of reading, Bong flew several P-38s marked as “Marge’s”, J & L. But he does not appear to have done the I, II, III naming approach like other pilots did. 

 

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, July 25, 2019 11:20 AM

ww2psycho

 

 
Justinryan215

I havent seen it yet...is there a price point on this yet? (admittedly, I havent looked for it either, but I was surfin' through the forums and figured I'd ask...)

 

 

 

Someone mentioned $75 but I haven't seen an actual price anywhere.

 

Yeah, I'll wait till I can find it at slightly better price. 

And plus the price of the Hasegawa and Academy kits should plummet!!! Great news for cheap SOBs like me... 

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Posted by Cadet Chuck on Thursday, July 25, 2019 12:07 PM

I want one of those!  I could special order it from the local hobby shop, but they always charge full list price for special orders.  They need to reconsider this policy.  Therefore, I will wait awhile until the usual sources have them available on-line.

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Posted by Tojo72 on Thursday, July 25, 2019 12:15 PM

ww2psycho

 

 
Justinryan215

I havent seen it yet...is there a price point on this yet? (admittedly, I havent looked for it either, but I was surfin' through the forums and figured I'd ask...)

 

 

 

Someone mentioned $75 but I haven't seen an actual price anywhere.

 

Yea,I was just guessing based on the F-14 price

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Posted by mustang1989 on Thursday, July 25, 2019 3:15 PM

GMorrison
 
Aggieman

 

 
stikpusher

Cool! I wonder which variant it will be? Think Tamiya will do a F/G type and in the Yamamoto mission markings?

 

 

 

Oh I hope so. I have done enough L variants in NMF.

 

 

 

 

I'll believe that tamiya makes this airplane when pigs fly.

 

 

You'd better get your camera....I'm pretty sure they took to the air today.

                   

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, July 25, 2019 4:43 PM

Gamera
 

And plus the price of the Hasegawa and Academy kits should plummet!!! Great news for cheap SOBs like me... 

 

 

Secondhand, maybe, as folks dump those kits in favor of this one. But those two companies never drop prices on their kits. They just rebox them with a new set of decals and box art and add another $5-$10 to the MSRP over the last short run issue of the same kit.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

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Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Friday, July 26, 2019 1:57 AM
I read elsewhere online where someone had seen one with the Japan pricing on it, and did the Yen to Dollar conversion and it worked out to $39 and change...

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, July 26, 2019 7:39 AM

stikpusher

 

 
Gamera
 

And plus the price of the Hasegawa and Academy kits should plummet!!! Great news for cheap SOBs like me... 

 

 

 

 

Secondhand, maybe, as folks dump those kits in favor of this one. But those two companies never drop prices on their kits. They just rebox them with a new set of decals and box art and add another $5-$10 to the MSRP over the last short run issue of the same kit.

 

Sorry shouldn't have used the term 'plummet'. I do expect though that the venders who do our local model shows will probably give me better deals on the Hasegawa and Academy kits. But as you said the older boxes of the same kits tend to be cheaper than the newer boxings of the same thing. 

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