Jump to content

DONE! The only EE Lightning to see the combat - RSAF F.53, Airfix 1/48


Recommended Posts

1 hour ago, bentwaters81tfw said:

Nice. Will look good with rocket pods on the wings.

Thank You!

Yes! After decals I'll install the pods))

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 3 weeks later...

Hi comrades!

With decals and full assembled.

 

See you in RFI section with better pictures next week)

 

The quick pictures so far:

 

131.jpg
135.jpg
136.jpg
138.jpg
139.jpg
140.jpg
145.jpg
147.jpg
148.jpg
150.jpg
153.jpg

 

 

Thanks for looking

  • Like 21
  • Thanks 2
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • cema_ga changed the title to DONE! The only EE Lightning to see the combat - RSAF F.53, Airfix 1/48

Wow!  Holy smokes--that's really an attention grabber.  I'm still rubbing my eyes over it, because it looks like you shrank the real thing to 1/72 scale! 

 

RSAF to Yemenis after unleashing a torrent of SNEBs: "How do you like us now?" 

 

Yemenis: "our attitude remains the same as before..!"

Link to post
Share on other sites
On 4/3/2021 at 5:28 PM, TheyJammedKenny! said:

Wow!  Holy smokes--that's really an attention grabber.  I'm still rubbing my eyes over it, because it looks like you shrank the real thing to 1/72 scale! 

 

RSAF to Yemenis after unleashing a torrent of SNEBs: "How do you like us now?" 

 

Yemenis: "our attitude remains the same as before..!"

 

23 hours ago, amos brierley said:

Hhmmmm let me think about this one 😜     Yup I’m loving it 😍

Thanks a lot!

Link to post
Share on other sites

Wow, looks stunning!

The Lightning probably was not the best ground attacker with 2 rocket pods  though.... 

But I guess a Mirage III with the rocket/tank combo was not much more efficient either....

  • Thanks 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
8 hours ago, exdraken said:

Wow, looks stunning!

The Lightning probably was not the best ground attacker with 2 rocket pods  though.... 

But I guess a Mirage III with the rocket/tank combo was not much more efficient either....

Thank You!

I chose this configuration because it's unique looking Lightning ( and not cause it's great performance as close support shturmovik 😜)

P.S. Mirage IIICJ performed well as bombers, but with regular bomb load, not the fuel tank mounted. What looks great in exhibitions not always performs great).

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, cema_ga said:

Thank You!

I chose this configuration because it's unique looking Lightning ( and not cause it's great performance as close support shturmovik 😜)

P.S. Mirage IIICJ performed well as bombers, but with regular bomb load, not the fuel tank mounted. What looks great in exhibitions not always performs great).

I absolutely like this out of the Norm load out!

Fantastic!

 Also that the Lightning actually was  used in combat in its least likely role is more than just interesting! It shows that every fighter should have at least a secondarmy ground attack role designed in... just look at the RAF Typhoon, that suddenly are the bomb trucks....

 

The Mirages advantage could be its centerline pylon that could either load extra fuel or a quite heavy bomb load.... 

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
22 hours ago, exdraken said:

The Mirages advantage could be its centerline pylon that could either load extra fuel or a quite heavy bomb load.... 

 

Occasionally, I build one about one year ago.  Unfortunately it is non riveted 

 

On Mirage III/5 the fuel tanks with bombs were used (mostly in exhibitions) on inboard wing pilons. The centerline pilon had not enough ground clearance IMHO 

 

IMG-8128.jpg

 

  • Like 5
Link to post
Share on other sites
41 minutes ago, cema_ga said:

 

Occasionally, I build one about one year ago.  Unfortunately it is non riveted 

 

On Mirage III/5 the fuel tanks with bombs were used (mostly in exhibitions) on inboard wing pilons. The centerline pilon had not enough ground clearance IMHO 

 

IMG-8128.jpg

 

Off topic par excellence.... sorry! Perfect for your gorgeous CJ!

https://www.isradecal.com/product-page/iaf-vintage-500kg-gp-bombs-1-48

ddb4b4_f9788364df4e44229ad7700334132ae5~

 

by the way I think hereby I just answered my own question regarding an F1AZ bomb load.... :)

 

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
23 hours ago, David H said:

I love it just for the rocket pods alone...

 

23 hours ago, exdraken said:

Off topic par excellence.... sorry! Perfect for your gorgeous CJ!

Thank you, comrades!

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi comrades!

 

In the RFI section:

 

 

Thanks for looking

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Lovely paint job. Absolutely stunning work. I've spent a fair bit of time working in KSA and used to go past this on my way to work each day... always thought it was a fitting static display.

 

spacer.png

Edited by Bonkin
Updated with image
  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×
×
  • Create New...