Jerry Rutman | 1/32nd Scale P-38E/F Conversion

Reviewed by Chris Sherland

Rutman products hits a huge home run here with this E/F conversion for the Trumpeter P-38 kit. This is all one needs externally to turn the Trumpeter L into an early war Lightning. This set is beautiful, and a conversion can be seen at the Modeling Madness site.

(image used courtesy of Tom Cleaver)

The set comes with 2 chin intake plugs, and 4 radiator scoops that are all modified to E/F specifications, as well as the "smooth" windscreen common to the earlier Lightnings.

Be warned however, that there are a few other tasks awaiting the brave converter! The L model has dive flaps that must be removed, as well as a vastly different cockpit configuration. Rutman Products does produce a cockpit set for the earlier Lockheed fighter, but the dive flaps must be remedied by the modeler.

Thanks to J Rutman Products for the review sample.

© Chris Sherland 2004

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This review was published on Saturday, July 02 2011; Last modified on Wednesday, May 18 2016