E.E. Lightning F.6
by Mick Evans
English Electric Lightning
images by Brett Green
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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
The Flightpath set was used to extensively detail the
exterior adding accurate detail or replacement parts to the following
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.
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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