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AnonymousDFB1

E.E. Lightning Single Type Group Build

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Wooohoooooooo! I've just won an Airfix Snap'n'Glue Lightning F.1A on evilbay. :yahoo:

I will be taking the belly tank and fin from it and grafting them on to a new Airfix F.2A. This will be fun. :)

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Got a 1/48 Airfix lightning in the stash, and i'll probably have a 1/72 in the stash by then as well! So count me please :)

Val

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Dates Ok for me. The Airfix (F2 and "F3")kits should be out by then! :whistle:

An update: Now we have the F2A readily available, is that at least we will have the F6 that should be out in time for the GB. :thumbsup2:

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Good job on the banner Rene :thumbsup:

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Very likely to be joining you all in this GB.
New Airfix F2a kit has just been received in post.

I'll be building the blue tail NMF option.

I've build this Matchbox F2A twice
MatchboxLightningF2Aport.jpg
And am about to refurb this one with the green Airfix decals.
MatchboxLightningF2Aflying.jpg

And now it's refurbished thus:
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Edited by theplasticsurgeon

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Silver Lightnings with bright squadron markings look good but the green uppers look mean and full of purpose.

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And now for something completely different! Count me in please with my single engined Lightning!!

Allan :lol::lol::lol:

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And now for something completely different! Count me in please with my single engined Lightning!!

Allan :lol::lol::lol:

do you want some inspiration for the layout? i made 1

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do you want some inspiration for the layout? i made 1

Was yours the Atlantian Air Force one in the splinter camouflage? Impressive. Me like! However, I decided on a different approach as follows ;

Fuselage & tail fin assembly of the KP 1/48 Sukhoi SU-7. It does after all have a HUMUNGOUS single engine under the bonnet already. I'll use the fin assembly purely because it follows the curves of the rear fuselage.

Cockpit, undercarriage, belly tank, wings & tail planes from the Airfix Lightning F6

Full width nose radome with side intakes a la Sukhoi T-49

2 X radar guided Red Hawk BFMs (Big F****** Missiles!) :lol: (probably scratch build these or,modify some suitable alternative) on over wing mounts

2 x Red Top AAMs on under wing or, wing tip launchers.

I'm already having cold sweats over this!! (pauses to reach for another large Malt!!) :D

I chose the SU-7 largely because the layout and overall dimensions are broadly similar. The finished article will however most definitely be recognisable as a Lightning

Allan

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Was yours the Atlantian Air Force one in the splinter camouflage? Impressive. Me like! However, I decided on a different approach as follows ;

Fuselage & tail fin assembly of the KP 1/48 Sukhoi SU-7. It does after all have a HUMUNGOUS single engine under the bonnet already. I'll use the fin assembly purely because it follows the curves of the rear fuselage.

Cockpit, undercarriage, belly tank, wings & tail planes from the Airfix Lightning F6

Full width nose radome with side intakes a la Sukhoi T-49

2 X radar guided Red Hawk BFMs (Big F****** Missiles!) :lol: (probably scratch build these or,modify some suitable alternative) on over wing mounts

2 x Red Top AAMs on under wing or, wing tip launchers.

I'm already having cold sweats over this!! (pauses to reach for another large Malt!!) :D

I chose the SU-7 largely because the layout and overall dimensions are broadly similar. The finished article will however most definitely be recognisable as a Lightning

Allan

yeh that was mine and i love the sound of yours :)

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2 X radar guided Red Hawk BFMs (Big F****** Missiles!) :lol: (probably scratch build these or,modify some suitable alternative) on over wing mounts

2 x Red Top AAMs on under wing or, wing tip launchers.

Freightdog Red Deans, perhaps?

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Hi Col

I've done no modelling recently, life is crazy - I'm moving to Nigeria on January 5th.

However all my modelling kit is coming including a few Lightnings, so count me in. I'll have lots of idle time!

Dan

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Hey Dan, good to hear from you but sorry life has been keeping you away from the workbench, hope you get established easily enough in Nigeria. Let me know how you're getting on and look forward to seeing some new models taking shape sometime soon.

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either most people don't bother reading the signature, or are trying their best to ignore it!!! :rofl:

not sure I should change it to 5-0 yet! :P

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Last week I received a 1/72nd Sword T.4, I just hope I can keep it in the box until the GB starts. :D

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I just hope I can keep it in the box until the GB starts. :D

Only 49 days to go!

Come on, Airfix. where's the F6???

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I'd still like to be in but will my mojo and other external interferences letme????

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It'll be released before the end of the GB

I was hoping for before the start... :bounce:

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I've got a pair of 1/100 Tamiya ones that are asking to be mounted gear-up in a formation climb. I even have RAF decals for them.

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OOOH, oooh, oooh, Can I join in too please? Not sure what I'll do, but it'll be a Lightning.

Rob.

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Welcome to the party gentlemen :D

Still some time to clear the workbench for all those kits of English Electric's finest fighter.

Nimrod54 - the 25% lets you make a small start to the kit before entering any GB. Or you could inadvertently finish it and therefore have to buy another :whistle:

Enzo - 'cause you have no other kits in the stash of course :wicked:

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