1/48 P-38 Lightning late type armament

Product # AM-48-023

Product Article by Steve Bamford on Mar 19 2021


This latest release from Master features 1/48 P-38 Lightning late type armament (.50 cal Brownings with covered cooling jackets, 20mm cannon tips) (5pcs) machined out of brass.  Set can be used in all P-38 model kits in 1:48 scale.


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The quality of the machining has to be seen to be appreciated........these are amazingly detailed and of the highest quality.  This set includes 5 turned brass barrels. It is very simple to use on your model, and makes it extremely realistic. Simply cut off the original plastic barrels and drill a hole in the remaining parts and insert the metal barrel using Cyanoacrylate adhesives.

The P-38 is famous for it's devastating 50cal firepower in it's nose and this set accurately captures the guns in all their fine detail. 

You can purchase these and other fine detail items directly from the Master website.   

I would like to thank Master for providing me with this product sample.  Visit their website for more finely crafted detail items in a variety of scales. 

Steve Bamford

Photos and text by Steve Bamford