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


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Hi comrades!

 

My next project will be Airfix Lightning in 1/48. I have F.6 boxing and I will build the Saudi F.53 model in NMF. Why RSAF - because they use Lightnings in real combat over the Yemen, why NMF - this is the livery of every RSAF Lightnings most of their service life.

 

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Combat load will be underwing Matra 155 rocket pods. The pods will be from Reskit, pylons will be scratch built, dedicated sources - here:

 

The model will be riveted (it means the long build), otherwise NMF will look wrong

Planned aftermarket:

 

Engine nozzles - Aires

Seat - Quickboost

Pitot - Master

Cockpit - Eduard old (not painted) brass

Wheels - Armory

Decals - Model Alliance

REferences - internet, book "on target" and Ukrainian "Aviation and Time" magazine with riveting drawing

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8 hours ago, Tripio said:

Hi,

 

Is there any progress on this?

 

Regards,L

Hi,

Now busy with the Javelin build. Only ordered aftermarket parts - nozzles, etch, seat, Matra 155 and gathered some info about the underwing pylons.

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