Hi there, this is my
big lightning from Echelon. I got this kit of ebay almost completely
built, a bit of a gamble, but I've never built a vac form before, so, I thought
I'd take a chance. When it arrived I was quite pleased with the build
quality, but did notice a few areas that needed a bit of tweaking. The
intake ring had been sanded just that bit too much and had a slight wobble to
the leading edge, so a new one was made using the lid off a pump-action toothpaste
tube. Secondly ,the engines had been inserted too far into the fuselage
and had to be repositioned. Other than that it was just a case of adding
the various scoops, canopy refueling probe and all the usual bits that would get
snapped off during construction..
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Painting was done with Humbrol
enamels and weathered with a mix of pastel, paint and pencils. I
used the kit decals and found them to be very good for their age, finally
the model was given a coat of satin varnish to seal everything in.
She's no show winner
but I'm quite pleased with the result, and at last I finally have a big model of
the RAF's fastest ever fighter, the legendary English Electric Lightning.