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Witty United States

Photograph Copyright © Collin Riley 2005-2014
P-38 Lightning Dragon Tail

Sky Guardians. Witty's first entry in the P-38 camp is an okay effort, with fun colors (or, colours for the international set), fairly good assembly, and typical understated detail. The pilot is almost impossible to see, and I'm still not sure he's in there. There's a seat back, and a glob, and another glob, and a dash, and...well, you get the idea. Witty took a different tack from Corgi, and molded the superchargers into rectangles of plastic, and the radiator housings are separate plastic pieces glued to the booms. The color matching for the radiators is good, but no one bothered to paint the skinning around the supercharger, so that the obviously plastic part comes off very unconvincing (maybe even tacky).

Anyway, I plan to collect more of these Wittys, if for no other reason than I like the P-38, and that the mold is generally a good representation of the real thing. Still, the Corgi version is better engineered, and much more sexy.

Type Primarily an air superiority fighter, secondarily used in ground attack duties
Item no. WTW-72-020-001
Distribution Unlimited


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