Enter keywords or a search phrase below:

Brand new Tamiya 1/48 P-38

9 replies
1 rating 2 rating 3 rating 4 rating 5 rating
  • Member since
    November 2019
Posted by FuzzDad on Friday, November 1, 2019 5:34 PM

I just got mine and did a quick unboxing vid for that and a Tamiya Corsair.


  • Member since
    December 2009
Posted by ww2psycho on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 12:15 AM

I got mine last week Friday and have started it. It's definitely a great kit. I wasn't ready for a 54 step instruction booklet thats for sure. I haven't come across any issues but from what I have done the landing gear bays are a bit finicky but very detailed compared to Hasegawa and Academy, they do go together nicely though. Just don't slap things together and it'll be fine. The only thing I can say that is a let down is the gun barrels are solid with decals. I have a master barrel set to replace the kit ones with.

  • Member since
    January 2013
Posted by seastallion53 on Saturday, October 26, 2019 6:52 AM

Waiting for mine from sprew bros.

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, October 24, 2019 2:05 PM

Andy's Hobby Hedquarters on YouTube built one before they were released, you might check that out.

  • Member since
    May 2016
Posted by learmech on Thursday, October 24, 2019 1:26 PM
Pick up mine at my local hobby store yesterday.
  • Member since
    July 2018
  • From: The Deep Woods
Posted by Tickmagnet on Thursday, October 24, 2019 8:36 AM

Just ordered mine from Hobbylinc. I swore I wouldn't buy anymore right now but I had to have this one. It is definately at the upper limit of my price range, but I can't pass this one up. Should be here within the week.



  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Thursday, October 24, 2019 12:58 AM

I saw two at R/C Country in Sacramento yesterday.  Still waiting for HLJ to ship the one I have on order with them.


To see build logs for my models:


  • Member since
    July 2008
  • From: Albany, NY
Posted by jeffpez on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 9:03 PM

Mine arrived on Monday (from scalehobbyist for $58.99) and I agree it looks like a home run. I'd also like to hear from anyone who is starting theirs soon because I can't get to mine for several weeks or more. 

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 8:50 PM

Pics!  Jealous 



Ain't no reason to hang my head, I could wake up in the mornin' dead 

  • Member since
    April 2009
  • From: Longmont, Colorado
Brand new Tamiya 1/48 P-38
Posted by Cadet Chuck on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 7:14 PM

I just received my Tamiya P-38, shipped on the day of their release.  Looking at the box content and the instructions, it looks like another fine, state of the art, kit.  I noticed this was sold by Tamiya GMBH in Germany.  I was not aware they had a German source.  Anyway, I would be interested in hearing opinions from others on this kit.  I am not going to start it, until I finish my current project on the bench.

Computer, did we bring batteries?.....Computer?


Our community is FREE to join. To participate you must either login or register for an account.


By signing up you may also receive reader surveys and occasional special offers. We do not sell, rent or trade our email lists. View our Privacy Policy.