The end must truly be nigh.
Chinese kitmaker Great Wall Hobby (who is affiliated with Dragon in some way) is releasing a new-mold 1/48 P-61 Black Widow.
You read that right. New mold. P-61. 1/48 scale.
You could probably count more-requested kits on one hand. A new 1/48 B-17, certainly, along with the other big bombers. Personally, I’d love to see a new take on the P-38, as I’m not a fan of any of the 1/48 offerings currently available.
But the Widow is a big one.
Up until now, the only option has been the old and, um, challenging Monogram kit, which is known for both strong detail and some very nasty fit issues.
For a relatively unknown manufacturer like Great Wall (I only know them from their recent Fw 189 releases), taking on such a requested subject is a great way to attract all kinds of attention. Here’s hoping the kit makes that attention worthwhile!
Check out Hyperscale for some CAD renderings