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Cold War (1950-1974)
Discuss the aircraft modeling subjects during the Cold War period.
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1/72 Airfix EE Lightning double build!
magnusf
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Posted: Friday, April 28, 2017 - 07:53 PM UTC
Oliver and Spud! Thanks!

A final instalment in this thread!





















A few conclusions: they really look "LIGHTNING" and that's a huge "+" ! Fit is good without being exceptional, parts are really nice but if you want to upgrade I thoroughly recommend Barracuda's missiles and wheels.

Surface finish is good enough for a camo bird but to get a really nice NMF you'll have to sand and polish the major parts. Preferably BEFORE the build, I did it after I had done all the major construction and was rewarded with a fairly tricky process that at best came out so-so !

All in all two fun builds of an impressive aircraft!

Retiring the avatar...


...and moving these to the collection.



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Posted: Friday, April 28, 2017 - 08:56 PM UTC
A fabulous pair of Lightnings Magnus!
I'm really torn on which i like better.... Both are great in their own way.
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Posted: Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 01:46 AM UTC
Magnus,
Very nicely done....on both!

Gaz
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Posted: Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 04:03 PM UTC
Great work Magnus!

I've been quietly following along from the start of your blog and have been astounded by your attention to detail.

Thanks for sharing, looking forward to what you do next!

Russ
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Posted: Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 12:17 PM UTC
Paul! I'll tell you a secret: the camouflaged F.6 is the better one. The camo finish is a lot more forgiving than the NMF!

Gary and Russell Thanks! I'm going Spitfire now!



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