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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

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Full kits
Detail and Conversion sets


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23. April 2016, 14:24
Dave Morris
I have decided to start this as a distraction from the nightmare Spitfire build!!!
24. April 2016, 14:59
Clifford Keesler
Nice, I have this one as well.
24. April 2016, 21:27
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, 22:43
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, 00:06
Dave Morris
I read that you had a minor issue with the intakes, but what is the problem now?
26. April 2016, 00:18
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, 00:30
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, 00:34
Dave Morris
The aftermarket items I have ordered for this are the pitot tube, wheels, ladder and this: No cockpit tub!
26. April 2016, 01:04
Dave Morris
The cockpit is built up, ready for some paint. Smaller parts have been painted on the spru.
11. May 2016, 01:04
Clifford Keesler
Keep on trucking man. My A-6 is almost finished, I put up some new pictures today.
11. May 2016, 02:39
Dave Morris
This is also going to be put on hold until I catch up with other builds!
11. May 2016, 20:45
Dave Morris
Please visit the Album for further updates on this project.
16. May 2016, 09:32


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