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Here's an old kit, I must have had this unmade model since 1980, or earlier.

48727425631_4477f90157_b.jpgP9099, 13 Group AACU, Ouston, June 1941 (6) w by Philip Pain, on Flickr

48727598942_45b3ec4205_b.jpgP9099, 13 Group AACU, Ouston, June 1941 (10) w by Philip Pain, on Flickr

48727425281_c49c0b3e2c_b.jpgP9099, 13 Group AACU, Ouston, June 1941 (12) w by Philip Pain, on Flickr

48727094513_9197ba859e_b.jpgP9099, 13 Group AACU, Ouston, June 1941 (14) w by Philip Pain, on Flickr

48727424881_1e99d4fee4_b.jpgP9099, 13 Group AACU, Ouston, June 1941 (15) w by Philip Pain, on Flickr

48727094143_5a5f1e5f57_b.jpgP9099, 13 Group AACU, Ouston, June 1941 (26) w by Philip Pain, on Flickr

48727424471_20bca0d8a2_b.jpgP9099, 13 Group AACU, Ouston, June 1941 (28) w by Philip Pain, on Flickr

48727093873_9a2a57162f_b.jpgP9099, 13 Group AACU, Ouston, June 1941 (35) w by Philip Pain, on Flickr

The kit is basically accurate and goes together well. However there are many details missing, so I added an instrument panel, control stick, cowling brace supports, aerials, guns, better light bomb carriers, rear windows (to see the balance weights), landing lights, and pitot tube.

It is an addition to my RAF Ouston, Northumberland project, and throughout the war Ouston was a base for target training aircraft for the many AA guns defending Tyneside. Sadly, however, photos are zilch, so once again I have had to make assumptions regarding the colours and markings. Lysander Mk.II P9099 is known to have served with no less than three of the target units at Ouston, starting in May 1941 with 7 Anti Aircraft Co-operation Unit; then 13 Group Target Towing Flight, which later became 289 Squadron. None of these units had code letters allocated at Ouston, and neither did the aircraft have individual ID markings, other than the serial number. I have assumed that in its earlier days P9099 might have remained close to its former operational configuration and colours, as it was only used to calibrate the AA guns for height and speed. It was not a 'target towing' aircraft.

However, in 1942 it left Ouston to be converted to a TT Mk.II, at which point it no doubt adopted black & yellow target towing stripes. It was then issued to 41 OTU at Old Sarum, before being crated for shipping to the Middle East. It never made it, being lost at sea en-route in January 1943. So somewhere on a seabed it still resides, although the official 'loss date' of 8th January 1943 does not match any recorded shipping losses on that date. It is perhaps the date the paperwork was done, not when the ship sank?

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You've done a lovely job on that old kit. It looks great!

I built one of these in my early modelling days (around 1980!).

 

Miguel

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Superb result...   Funnily enough I'd been after a Lysander in 1:72  for some time, and picked up one from a model shop this week.  Eastern Express version old Frog I believe.

I hope mine turns out as good as yours.

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It was whilst at Old Warden at the Fly Navy airshow my wife saw one of these fly, as soon as she heard the name she decided there and then that is what our now one and half year old son was going to be called!

 

Love your build, looks great!

 

Marc

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Nicely done! 

 

What color did you use for the exhaust ring?

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Superb result, looks the part. Don't think I ever built a Lysander but yours has made me hanker after one!

 

:goodjob:

 

Davey.

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Lovley 

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Lovely build of a classic old kit which I remember from years back! The kit has a certain pert stylishness about it.

 

Cheers

 

Malcolm

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12 hours ago, dnl42 said:

Nicely done! 

 

What color did you use for the exhaust ring?

Many thanks for the comments everyone, they are much appreciated. I mixed the exhaust ring colour using bright silver, bit of gold, and matt black. Gave it a good buffing once dry.

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Your Lizzie looks terrific.  Some great photography as well.  I built this kit as a boy in the 70s and remember it being a nice model.  I managed to get up close to the ARC's recently restored example at Goodwood Revival last year.  An absolute beauty.

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Perfect in every way.

 

I never built this as a lad, probably because I considered it too boring an aircraft!

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WOW ! :yikes: .... That is a great looking Lizzie. I don't often see them without a black lower fuselage and its a nice change. 

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My favourite of all the 1/72nd Lysanders, a lovely model Acklington.

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Lovely Job!

 

My first aircraft model was a Lysander , but my Mum made it for me! 

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I always liked this kit, even for a Matchbox kit of it's vintage it kinda works out okay, 

 

Very nice, thanks for the pleasant prod at the 'Matchbox' region of my memory

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I remember building this kit about 1978 or 1979. It was the first one I painted in the 'proper' colours (well, the outside).

 

Yours looks much better than mine, certainly.😄

 

DennisTheBear

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I'll join in the dewy eyed nostalgia chorus, I built this when I was 12.

 

Lovely build - it really makes you wonder if a modern limited run kit like the Pavla would be worth the faff! 

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