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Lightning F. Mk.2a
by Christopher Mangion

 

Description

Here is my English Electric Lighting of 92 Sqn RAF.

This is the 1/48 scale Airfix kit. The kit builds quite well with no fit problems.

I added the Cutting Edge cockpit set (CEC48118) and also some photo-etched parts from the Eduard Lightning set.

The decals were sourced from Cutting Edge release CED48075.

The nose ring is die-cast metal.

I added a lot of scratchbuilt detail in the wheel wells.


 

 

Painting and Weathering

The model was painted with Testor's Metalizer by mixing Aluminium and Stainless Steel in 1 ratio of 50/50.

Panel lines were then further highlighted with a darker shade shade of this mix, having added Gunmetal Metalizer.

 

 

I buffed the model with tissues, then risked everything by buffing further with fine steel wool. Fortunately, the experiment was a success!

The project was completed with a coat of Metalizer Sealer and then a fine coat of Matt Varnish.

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Photographs and Text Copyright 2003 by Christopher Mangion and Testor Corporation