Sky Guardians. Well,
it's like this. I kinda like it, but at the same time those ugly
underwing rockets are beginning to bug me. I know some collectors
like lots of armaments hanging off their models, but personally,
I like mine straight--that is, aerodynamically clean, with no bombs
or rockets. The P-38 is such a clean machine, it is a shame to ruin
the model with all that ammo hanging out there in the breeze.
The basic model itself, leaving out the stuff hanging down, is a
moderately sucessful effort, though it has two hard-to-get-around
flaws. The first is the ill-fitting propeller hubs, which droop
down a bit and make a bit of a nuisance of themselves. However,
they do spin nicely. The second flaw includes the colors chosen
to represent the aluminium skinning and the color in the non-glare
areas on the nacelles and nose. The aluminium color is far too shinny.
The non-glare areas are too brown.
I hope Witty plans to put out an air-superiority version of this
model, one that won't be burdened with bombs or rockets. Also, it
would be nice if they worked on the colors to bring them a little
closer to reality.