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Dave Morris (Noob)


E E Lightning F6

The English Electric Lightning is a supersonic fighter aircraft of the Cold War era. It was designed, developed, and manufactured by English Electric, which was subsequently absorbed by the newly formed British Aircraft Corporation. It was then marketed as the BAC Lightning. The Lightning was the only all-British Mach 2 fighter aircraft. The Lightning was used by the Royal Air Force (RAF) and the Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF). Although it was the RAF's primary interceptor for more than two decades it was never required to attack another aircraft.

Project summary

GB Military Royal Air Force (1918-now)
5 Sqn. White AA, XR770 | RAF Binbrook, Lincolnshire 1987 | Camouflage grey, Light aircraft grey, Red spine
Status:On hold
Timeline:Started on April 23, 2016

Project inventory

Full kits
1:48 English Electric Lightning F.2A/F.6 (Airfix A09178)
English Electric Lightning F.2A/F.6
Airfix 1:48
2012 | Changed box
Detail and Conversion sets
1:48 BAC Lightning - Pitot Tube (Master AM-48-078)
BAC Lightning - Pitot Tube
Master 1:48
1:48 BAC Lightning F-2/F6 - PE Details (Eduard 48 250)
BAC Lightning F-2/F6 - PE Details Airfix
Eduard 1:48
48 250
1:48 BAC Lightning - PE Ladder (Eduard 48632)
BAC Lightning - PE Ladder Airfix / Eduard
Eduard 1:48
1:48 EE Lightning (Eduard EX093)
EE Lightning Airfix
Eduard 1:48


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Updated: July 31, 2016

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Show all 12 comments
Dave Morris I have decided to start this as a distraction from the nightmare Spitfire build!!!
24. April 2016 at 14:59:41
Clifford Keesler Nice, I have this one as well.
24. April 2016 at 21:27:01
Dave Morris Get it out of your stash and on to your bench, its Tamiya quality. I Joined together all the half/half parts and painted all interiors in only 4 hours!
24. April 2016 at 22:43:39
Clifford Keesler I will, right now I am having similar problems to you, with the Spit, only it is on my Kinetic A-6.
26. April 2016 at 00:06:08
Dave Morris I read that you had a minor issue with the intakes, but what is the problem now?
26. April 2016 at 00:18:51
Clifford Keesler There are small pieces that go on the inner wing leading edges near the root. They do not come close to fitting, will need quite a bit of putty. The left wing fit the fuselage quite well at the root, the right had a large gap, luckily some Vallejo acrylic putty took care of that, without massive sanding. It is just aggerevating, the kit wasn't cheap, but I feel it was poorly engenireed. But I will not be defeated. But if you decide to do an A-6 go for the Hobby Boss one. LOL.
26. April 2016 at 00:30:45
Clifford Keesler P.S. are you using the kit cockpit on your lighting. I got the Aires resin one for mine, because I could not find a PE set for it. After I bought the resin pit I found the PE set. I have only done one resin cockpit and that was the Cobra Vietnam cockpit on my Revell 1/32 AH-1G Cobra.
26. April 2016 at 00:34:26
Dave Morris The aftermarket items I have ordered for this are the pitot tube, wheels, ladder and this: No cockpit tub!
26. April 2016 at 01:04:58
Dave Morris The cockpit is built up, ready for some paint. Smaller parts have been painted on the spru.
11. May 2016 at 01:04:30
Clifford Keesler Keep on trucking man. My A-6 is almost finished, I put up some new pictures today.
11. May 2016 at 02:39:38
Dave Morris This is also going to be put on hold until I catch up with other builds!
11. May 2016 at 20:45:44
Dave Morris Please visit the Album for further updates on this project.
16. May 2016 at 09:32:04


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