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Lightning F.6, XS933/AJ, No. 5 Sqn, RAF Binbrook, 1986.


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I’ve wanted to make a grey Lightning for a while, and finally got round to doing so. This is the 1/48 Airfix kit, which went together pretty well apart from the left wing being a bit warped, which after some bending, filling, sanding and more bending hopefully doesn’t show too much.

 

All comments and suggestions for improvements welcome! And a huge thank you to @bar side for the extra decals.
 

1-CA608-AF-28-A4-4-AD9-92-A0-645-C5-A72-
 

0261-D5-D4-5-CF5-4340-B280-EF342-F8-DAD8
 

79610-E39-3-E66-4-C1-A-A00-A-AA329-AF956
 

B683-CAB7-678-B-4-DB4-A4-C9-EBD06289-CAA
 

9-BC318-AB-BEA0-47-BB-A8-E9-53-B3-ED63-E
 

5-AA9-DDA8-C6-C6-426-E-B56-C-9-AD004-E0-
 

EEA11094-977-A-4-F09-A657-0259-E1-CA510-
 

A6-D5276-E-EFC4-4-F1-C-A129-C987-CC09281
 

A52-DABF8-C911-46-B1-AFFA-8-FD1398434-F7
 

38301-AB0-13-F9-4-F75-BEE4-8-F25-DDE56-C
 

7-B2-F577-F-20-C1-4310-B4-C9-4-B052-D0-D
 

19-FB3-E7-D-5045-4024-8-F5-D-D3-DF58-F99
 

 

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Mr Riot..........Whatever problems you had with the left wing, it was solved with flawless precision.  Your Lightning looks pretty darn good from my vantage point.   :goodjob:

 

Mike

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Been watching your build thread and watch you execute this build with flawless precision, including the scratch-building inside the pit. Its a shame the decals silvered so badly. Still though it was excellent to watch this come together. Inspirational! 

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1 hour ago, Lord Riot said:


 

 

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1 hour ago, Lord Riot said:

That picture really caught my attention.  She looks great.  Glad the decals got some good use rather than sitting in my spares box.  Great effort

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You've produced a great looking Lightning. I need to get on with building mine.

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Great looking Lightning, really nice work

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Thanks gents, really appreciate the comments and likes! 
 

 

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not much feedback to give. looks great.

 

BUT, where did you get it? I cant find an Airfix lightning anywhere on the web!

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Fantastic work!

In grey a Lightning looks so much more modern... 

:thumbsup:

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3 hours ago, DrumBum said:

not much feedback to give. looks great.

 

BUT, where did you get it? I cant find an Airfix lightning anywhere on the web!


 

Thanks!
 

It’s just one I got from eBay a few months ago, there’s a few on there sometimes.

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The Airfix 1/48 Lightning is still a very good kit as your build clearly shows. Great work on what, I think, is the best kit Airfix ever produced.

 

Duncan B

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Top job, very nice indeed

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Nice to see it finished Riot, looks great, nice clean build.... only thing wrong was your choice of Squadron...

 

Again well done

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