P-38J LightningThe famous P-38J Lighting of World War II. This beautiful model is constructed of select kiln-dried Philippine Mahogany and is made entirely from hand - from from the hand carving of the fuselage, wings and tail section - to the sanding of the aircraft contours. Every part is assembled precisely into place with high quality adhesive. After assembly the model passes through several stages of shaping and sanding before it is hand painted with actual, historically researched, squadron insignias, nose art, emblems and serial numbers. Hand-made bombs, rockets, missiles and droptanks are added as appropriate to represent the actual weapons and external load of the aircraft. Finally, this beautiful model is painted with several coats of clear lacquer to protect the exquisite artwork and to provide an overall glossy finish. The P-38J model comes with a natural stained mahogany stand with a brass nameplate depicting the model's designation. The P-38J model is a 1:40 scale reproduction. No assembly required Please inquire about the many other models available. Call toll free 1-888-536-1877 or send us an e-mail.