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  1. Lightning F.2A Detail Set (491092 for Airfix) 1:48 Eduard Airfix’s much-loved kit has been released more than a few times over the years, the most recently being a few years back under the current management, and even as a large starter set, allowing the prices on eBay to drop back to more reasonable levels. This set is a general upgrade to the airframe, including the cockpit and exterior, plus wheel bays. Two frets are included, one nickel plated and pre-painted, the other in bare brass. A complete set of new layered instrument panels a
  2. As far as I know, the RAF never intended to use its Lightnings for ground attack missions. The underwing pylons were normally an exclusive feature of the multi-role export model, the F.53. For marketing purposes BAC used the F.53s with the registrations G-AXEE and G-AWON that were on display at Farnborough and Le Bourget trying to convince potential customers. There are plenty of photos of these aircraft, sometimes carrying a bewildering amount of MATRA and Microcell rockets in the fuselage, under and above the wings. Both aircraft were later delivered to Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. However,
  3. Returning with this Revell Lightning. I didn't really believe it to be of Frog origin, having built their Hasegawa based kit. Edited 25 Aug 2019 11:00 - I've just noticed the Frog code F266 on the sprues. What further confirmation is required. Scalemates say this Lightning is Frog, and I've just compared the parts on RayS' thread - match. For which I've got these decals for this Scottish Air Force Lightning This kit was from a colleague, he's just lost his father, for whom I had built some model Meteors, Harvards,
  4. Source: http://www.airfix.com/uk-en/news/workbench/victor-b-2-project-update-and-more/ V.P.
  5. Like just about every British modeller of a certain age, I'm a Lightning fan and built plenty of the 1/72 variety in my youth. The thought of a 1/48 model back then was a mouthwatering fantasy and so when Airfix launched their superlative model back in the 1990s, during my modelling wilderness years, I had to get one - ostensibly or my (then) young son. I'm not saying it's a long time ago but the price sticker said 'Beatties'! After existing in part-built hell for over a decade, I decided to start work on this back in April. The build is fairly unremarkable, although I added Edu
  6. Canberra PR.9/B(I)8 Canopy (HMR48030 for Airfix) 1:48 Hypersonic Models The Airfix Canberra has been out for a loooong time, so there's more than a few out there by now, and what you might not have noticed is that the canopy's profile from the front is U-shaped on the fighter-style installation, when it should be C-shaped to afford the pilot a better view of his surroundings without bumping his helmet against the Perspex. Along come Hypersonic Models with a fix for you on the basis "better late than never", but in fairness to Jeffrey, he hasn't been twiddling his
  7. Having followed the gestation of this much awaited kit, I received my order last week. Upon opening the box I was pleasantly surprised at the quality and detail staring back at me. I have been eagerly awaiting an accurate replacement for the old Airfix kit for quite some time so as to fill a large gap in my 1/72 RAAF collection. The five grey and one clear sprues are crisply moulded with finely engraved panel lines consistent with any of the major manufacturers. IMG_0199 The clear part that represents the canopy and navigator windows is moulde
  8. Ex Royal Saudi Air Force T.55 55-713 at The Midland Air Museum, pics thanks to Alan.
  9. After the F.2A variant, Airfix is to release in 2014 a new tool 1/72nd E.E. Lightning F.Mk.6 kit - ref. A05042 Source: http://www.airfix.com/shop/new-for-2014/172-scale-military-aircraft/a05042-english-electric-lightning-f6-172/ V.P.
  10. English Electric Canberra PR.3 WF922 at Midland Air Museum, pics mine.
  11. BAC Lightning F2A/F6 Electronics Bays (for Airfix/Eduard) 1:48 CMK from Special Hobby The Cold War Warrior English Electric Lightning was rammed full of engines stacked one on top of the other to achieve those legendary point-to-point speeds and time to altitude figures, so avionics had to be squeezed in where it would fit. The Lightning's spine was therefore full of greeblies, as were the sides of the fuselage wherever a little space could be found and utilised, with maintenance notoriously tricky. As usual with CMK's resin sets, they arrive in the familiar clea
  12. English Electric Lightning F.53 53-671. Aircraft was purchased back by BAe from Saudi Arabia. Now at Gatwick Aviation Museum. This aircraft is fully live and does engine runs. Pics mine.
  13. English Electric Canberra B.2/T.17 - WH740 at East Midlands Airports Aeropark.
  14. Good morning! I picked up this kit from Bruntingthorpe on Sunday along with a 1:48 Airfix Lightning. I will be quite honest- this kit is a mixed blessing: Pros: -Great surface detail -Resin exhaust cans and seats -An Eduard photoetch fret included (this contains the instrument panel, belts and various aerials -A large decal sheet (which was barely used, decals sourced from the spares box for my alternative scheme) -Relatively straightforward to build and paint -Positionable flaps Cons: -Almost nothing in the way of guides to tell you where you should place the various parts (cockpit
  15. English Electric Lightning F.53. The F.53 is an export version of the F.6 with pylons for bombs or unguided rocket pods. 53-686 was an ex Royal Saudi Araibian Air Force aircraft, brought back to the UK when BAe purchased them back as part of the Tornado Deal. Now at The Norwich City Aviation Museum, pics mine. This aircraft wears its RSAF markings on one side, and the markings it was displayed in, during 1968 as G-AWON when on display at Farnborough.
  16. After a winter break moving the house around I've completed my second build since coming back to modelling. A lot of lessons learned on this one !!!!! Had several stickers fold over on me and split / break but i've finally finished this after months of trying to find the time.
  17. Hi all, After some good feedback on my first build since a child I'm starting work on my second model and thought I'd post the progress here as I can see a few challenges ahead. Moved from a skill 1 to a skill 2 so expecting some new things will be learned along the way. Already looking forward to starting more builds after this one Bitten by the bug once again Anyhow .... on with the show. Quick parts review and obligatory red wine Quite a few bits need cleaning up, so this will be a good excercise in preparation. I will be taking my time on these bits so I don't overdo it. I a
  18. English Electric Canberra PR.7 WH791 at Newark Air Museum, pics mine.
  19. English Electric Canberra - T.19 WH904. This aircraft was built as a B.2 and then converted to a T.11 to train Javelin Radar operators (hence the nose), it was later re-designated T.19 Pictures mine taken at Newark Air Museum.
  20. English Electric Canberra T.4. Delivered in 1954 one of a batch of 12 T.4s built. On display at the Norfolk & Suffolk Aviation Museum, Flixton. Pics mine.
  21. TT.18 WJ574. Originally built as a B.2 by Handley Page, Radlett, in 1953, converted to TT.18 by BAC and used by FRADU. sold to the US. Lay abandoned at Melbourne Florida for years, now being restored at The Valiant Air Command in Titusville Florida where Mike took these pictures.
  22. Airbase Coventry, Canberra B.2/6 WK163/ G-BVWC, pics thanks to Rich Ellis.
  23. Hello All, As in the title I am still not too sure what to make for this one as I have a few options. I will list them below and see what everyone thinks. I love the paint work some of the RSAF's aircraft have, I will try to replicate it to the best of my abilities in 1/144! Yay! Onto the first candiate. The first one, and the one I am leaning the most to is the Hawk. Not the display team The Saudi Hawks (Wiki link) but an actual training aircraft. Altho the Saudi Hawks is also an option, the bottom one is an Hawk from Oman. I am also going to build that one at the same time...
  24. English Electric Lightning F.6 XR728. Preserved in Taxiable condition by Lightning Preservation Group, Bruntingthorpe, Leicestershire. Pics from Martin Laurance Pics mine.
  25. English Electric Lightning F.6 XS904. Preserved in Taxiable condition by Lightning Preservation Group, Bruntingthorpe, Leicestershire. Pics from Martin Laurance
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