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  1. 1. Choose your favourite Lightning build from the following:

    • Hockeyboy76's 74 Sqn F.6 (1/72)
      3
    • G-EORG's LTF/LPG F.6 (1/72)
      1
    • Cookenbacher's 92 Sqn F.2A (1/72)
      2
    • Procopius' 74 Sqn F.3 (1/72)
      0
    • tc2324's 11 Sqn 25th Anniversary F.6 (1/48)
      11
    • jasman71's 23 Sqn F.6 (1/48)
      1
    • Jabba's 19 Sqn F.2A (1/72)
      1
    • theplasticsurgeon's 92 Sqn F.2A (1/72)
      2
    • Ray S's 92 Sqn F.2A (1/72)
      0
    • Tim Moff's 226 OCU T.5 (1/72)
      0
    • woody37's 11 Sqn T.5 (1/72)
      12
    • Duncan B's 11 Sqn F.6 (1/72)
      7
    • oggy4624's 92 Sqn F.2A (1/72)
      1
    • Procopius' 5 Sqn 25th Anniversary F.6 (1/72)
      1
    • Caerbannog's 23 Sqn F.6 (1/48)
      2
    • Dave the Doctor's 11 Sqn F.6 (1/72)
      0
    • Tim Moff's 5 Sqn F.6 (1/48)
      6
    • nimrod54's 56 Sqn T.4 (1/72)
      2
    • nimrod54's 11 Sqn F.6 (1/144)
      1
    • Enzo Matrix's 92 Sqn F.2 (1/72)
      1
    • Enzo Matrix's 111 Sqn F.1A (1/72)
      0
    • Enzo Matrix's 23 Sqn F.3 (1/72)
      0
    • Enzo Matrix's 74 Sqn F.6 (1/72)
      0
    • Enzo Matrix's 226 OCU T.4 (1/72)
      0


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My fellow modellers, I present my first ever model in a Group Build.

I built the Airfix Lightning F6 of 74 Sqn RAF. The only extras are a HUD from the spares box & a Model Master Pitot & refueling probe tip.

Paint is Tamiya Aluminium from a rattle can & everything else is Humbrol enamals brush painted.

The base is a bit of MDF covered in sandpaper & painted Tamiya Nato black & the model is mounted on a 6mm brass rod. I wanted to display her in a different way so instead of just on the deck, or going vertical as most Lightnings are, I decided to display her just after take off with the wheels retracting.

Let me present Flt Lt FR Ightning in Tiger Take Off.

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Righty-ho, here's the 2nd Group build lightning, the 2nd finished new-tool F6 and the 1st finished LTF/LPG one! Here's XR728 depicted as the Brunty one circa 2014.

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1/72 Airfix Lightning F.2A, No 92 Sqn out of the box except for...nothing. It's OOB all the way. Oh wait, except for two tiny antennae on the spine made from thin styrene rod.

As in all other things, Flt Lt B.L. Ightning lags behind his twin brother, Flt Lt F.R. Ightning, in getting his jet completed for this STGB.

Build thread is here: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234968426-172-airfix-lightning-f2a-flt-lt-bl-blight-ightning/

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Blerg. 1/72 Sword Lightning F.3 with Xtradecals. Kit theoretically build out of box, catastrophic sequence of bad luck provided by evil gremlins.

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English Electric Lightning F.6

XR761/F

11 Sqn

RAF Binbrook

1979

25th Anniversary of EE Lightning at Binbrook

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Airfix 1/48 Scale

Edited by tc2324

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Airfix 1/48 Lightning F6 XR753 23 Sqn RAF Leuchars 1975

Xtradecal decals used with kit stencilling

Aires cockpit, wheel wells and exhausts

Quickboost seat

CMK control surfaces

Master metal pitot

Alclad finish

Build thread here http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234968601-frightening-in-48/

Please forgive the artistic license shown with the slightly dropped flaps and open airbrakes! Also the not so great phone photos.

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Thankyou for looking!

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This is the Airfix 1/72 F2A OOB depicted as serving with No 19 Sqn at RAF Gutersloh in West Germany.

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Hello, here is my build of the Airfix 1/72 F2A, 92 Sqn, pilot Flt Lt Ian Absentia. Unfortunately, he had to vanish when the photographs were taken, and as the photographer had another appointment he is missing from the line up. He sends his apologies, but that always seemed to happen to him...

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Oops, almost added some more pics but remembered the max 5 rule!

Thanks for looking, all the best, Ray

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Kit: 1/72 Sword Lightning T5



Subject: RAF Lightning T5 - XS452 '452' of 226 OCU, RAF Coltishall.



Details: Subject built as per visit to RAF Lakenheath Airshow 6 June 1970 http://abpic.co.uk/popup.php?q=1040035



Misc: Humbrol Paints, Revell Paints, Florys Dark Dirt Wash, Klear floor polish, Humbrol spray Satin Varnish) and a massive sense of humour combined with copius swearing!, but great fun!



WIP Link: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234969776-sword-172-ightning-t5-oob-with-the-silver-226-ocu-visitor-to-raf-lakenheath-air-fete-1970-was-it-the-one-that-made-me-cry/




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Got the Sword T.5 finished yesterday. Plastic wise not a bad build, the decals were very nice settling down too, just the instructions were a bit bobbins as to placement, particularly of the stencils. Thanks to John (Nimrod54) for the Hasegawa replacement tail emblem as the kit ones were far too big. The nose ring was replaced with the Quickboost item, everything else was OOB.

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Cheers

Neil

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Finished on Hogmanay

Airfix 1/72 Lightning F 6

11 Squadron, RAF Leuchars. 1968

(Cover made to cover the moulding flaw in the canopy)

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72nd Airfix 92 Sqn F2A 1974 , just finished.

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Painted with aerosol cans - except the tyres.

NMF shaded with B pencil lead

Paul C

Edited by oggy4624

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Realistically, I'm too lazy to go and take a better photo. Airfix 1/72 5 Squadron Lightning F.6, painted as a 74 Squadron aircraft, Binbrook Lightning 25th Anniversary Airshow, 3 August 1979.

Painted with Alclad, Xtracrylix, and Testor's Modelmaster Acrylics. Decals by S&M Models.

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Kit: 1/48 Airfix Lightning F2A/F6 (Latest Tooling)



Subject: RAF Lightning F6 - XR770 'AA' of 5 SQN, RAF Binbrook - also the mount of Wing Comd Furz Lloyd.



Details: Subject built as per final era of the Lightning in 1987 - final scheme before 5 SQN Decommissioned


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Misc: Humbrol Paints, Tamiya Silver Rattle can, Florys Dark Dirt Wash, Artists oil paints, Humbrol Clear, Model Alliance additional Decals, Humbrol spray Matt Varnish) and much care - really enjoyed this build



WIP Link: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234968351-in-with-an-airfix-148-f6-xr770-5-sqn-raf-binbrook-1987/





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Lightning T.4 XM989/X of 56 Squadron

RAF Wattisham Suffolk 1963

Kit: 1/72 Sword T.4

Decals: Model Alliance MA-72182, Xtradecal stencil data X72096

Main Paint Colours: Tamiya Bare Metal Silver (AS-12) Humbrol Acrylic Red (19)

Additional Parts: Master Pitot, Quickboost Nosering

Link to Build: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234968214-172-lightning-tmk4-sword/

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Lightning F.6 XR760/BD of 11 Squadron

Kit: 1/144th Revell BAC Lightning F.6

Decals: Kit + Xtradecal stripes for walkway lines.

Main Paint Colours: Humbrol Acrylics Dark Sea Grey (164); Dark Green (163) Tamiya Bare Metal Silver (AS-12)

Additional Parts: Prieser figures for Fg. Off L.E. Gless, Micro tubing for pitot and refuelling

Link to build: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234968352-revell-1144-lightning-fmk6-introducing-fg-off-le-gless/

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Lightning F.2
XN768/S, 92 Squadron, RAF Gütersloh, 1972


Kit: Airfix 1/72 "Snap 'n' Glue", a version of the original kit from the 1960s.

Decals: Taken from the new Airfix 1/72 F2A kit and adapted slightly with serials and codes from general sheets.

Build thread: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234969092-ok-lightning/

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Lightning F.1A
XM194/A, 111 Squadron, RAF Wattisham, 1963


Kit: Airfix 1/72 Lightning F.2A

Aftermarket: Alley Cat Lightning F1/3 conversion set.

Decals: Xtradecal 72088

Build thread: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234968481-stripy-lightning/

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Lightning F.3
XP737/L, 23 Squadron, RAF Leuchars, 1965


Kit: Airfix 1/72 Lightning F.6

Aftermarket: Alley Cat Lightning F1/3 conversion set.

Decals: Xtradecal 72097

Build thread: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234968481-stripy-lightning/

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Lightning F.6
XS927/N, 74 Squadron, RAF Tengah Singapore, 1970


Kit: Airfix 1/72 Lightning F.6 OOB

Build thread: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234968481-stripy-lightning/

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Lightning T.4
XM997, 226 OCU, RAF Middleton St George, 1963


Kit: Sword 1/72 Lightning T.5

Aftermarket: Spare fin from Alley Cat Lightning F1/3 conversion set.

Decals: Adapted from Xtradecal 72200 with codes and serials taken from general sheets

Build thread: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234968481-stripy-lightning/

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