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E.E. Lightning F.6

by Mick Evans

 

English Electric Lightning F.6

images by Brett Green


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Construction

 

Here is my Airfix 1/48 English Electric Lightning F.6

This Lightning was built using the KMC resin cockpit set, Aeroclub metal nose replacement parts, and the extensive Flightpath detail set.

The KMC cockpit was considered to be far superior in detail than the Flightpath etched metal cockpit as it has almost everything moulded in place accurately when compared to cockpit photographs and looked more convincing than the etched metal Flightpath version.

 

 

The Flightpath set was used to extensively detail the exterior adding accurate detail or replacement parts to the following areas:

  • Engine exhaust,

  • Ventral strakes,

  • Red Top missiles,

  • Gun bay troughs,

  • Antennae,

  • Wheel wells,

  • Undercarriage, Undercarriage doors, and Wheels.

The nose ring moulded by Aeroclub was a bit on the rough side and required a lot of clean up work. The nose ring was then highly polished to give the natural metal look.

 

 

Flightpath's additions to the wheel wells are stunning and really look the part. The replacement metal undercarriage is a vast improvement, but the legs struggle to support the addition weight added by all the metal parts.

 

 

Painting and Markings

 

The kit was finished as Lightning F.6 serial no XS903 of No 11 Sqn with the all black spine and tail finished in Light Aircraft Grey, Barley Grey and Medium Sea Grey.

All the paints were by Xtracolor and the natural metal parts of the fuel tank was Model Master polished aluminium.

 

 

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Model and Text Copyright 2004 by Mick Evans 
Images Copyright 2004 by Brett Green
Page Created 02 March, 2004
Last Updated 17 March, 2004

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