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E.E. Lightning SB 'The Lightning Boys!'
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PostPosted: December 4th, 2016, 10:52 am 
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Hello all and welcome to the English Electric Lightning Shared Build!

This is a Single Type SB, any kit or scale is welcome as long as it’s an English Electric Lightning which started with a discussion here: http://uamf.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=241&t=14718 and came about from a desire to get things going a bit in the SB forums.

I’ll be kicking off things here in December, but most of our intrepid builders will be joining us in Jan 2017 as a bit of a post Christmas and New Years Mojo builder. We’re allowed up to 8 on an SB, so there are a few spaces left if anyone cares to join in – And there’s no time limit (It’s an SB after all).

I’ll keep a log of whose building what in this first post so that any visitors can see what we’re up to (I'll amend it as people put up their first post):

Sir T (Stuart) - Matchbox 1/72 T.55 & Airfix 1/72 F.3 & Airfix (New Tool) F.2A (Maybe)
jRatz (John) - WhirlyKits 009 1/72 E.E. Lightning T.5
Kitaholic - Airfix 1/72 Lightning F.2A & Sword 1/72 F.1
MarkyM607 (Marky) - FROG 1/72 F.6
Fredk (Fred) - FROG 1/72 F.6
dwomby (David) - Airfix 1/72 F.1A/F.3 multi-build into a F,1, F.2 or an F.3
Lancfan (David) - Aeroclub 1/72 E.E P.1a conversion kit.

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OK, here's my marker ....

WhirlyKits 009 1/72 E.E. Lightning T.5 in resin, whitemetal, vac, decals ... Really looks nice.

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A major goal for me is to use this as a "testbed" for the Vallejo acrylic Metallics, that's not one of my strong suits.

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Wow that's an very nice looking Kit John. It'll be interesting to see how it comes together.

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Yes, it is now so tempting I think I ought to at least wash the resin so it'll be ready ....
But that may lead to fondling, then a bit here and a bit there .... Aaarrgh, step away.

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You need the alarm a friend had on his '94 Corvette.
If anyone got closer than 6 inches a voice would warn 'Step away from the vehicle, if you do not step away within 10 seconds Law Enforcement Agents will be contacted' this repeated until the person was over 6 inches away.
We used to activate it just to run his battery down.
Acting 5 y/o when we were 40

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Hello fellow Lightning Boys...

Well here is my 1st entry - Matchbox's 1/72 Lightning T.55, Kindly donated to me by a friend of mines son, which is nice as I have fond memories of this kit when I were a lad and it's not that easy to get hold off.

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The only issue with the kit asides from the lack of decals is the missing radome :shock:

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I'm not sure to get over that at present - I could see if somebody has one kicking around in their spares box or I might be able to knock one up out of balsa using my Airfix F.2A as a guide - I'm open to suggestions.

My Friend also supplied me with this rather nice looking decal sheet - with does have a RSAF option that I could cobble the markings for a T.55 from. OR... I could get an Airfix F.3 kit and do an 'old-skool' kitbash and produce an RAF T.5 (and an F.6 with the left over bits) - Annoyingly I lost out on a kit on ebay today which had a nice looking aeroclub update set with it.

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Anyway - Onwards and upwards - I'll get this going soon - I'm REALLY looking forward to this FB. 2017 for me wil be about increasing my RAF jet collection and this'll be a good way to kick it off.

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jRatz wrote:
Yes, it is now so tempting I think I ought to at least wash the resin so it'll be ready ....
But that may lead to fondling, then a bit here and a bit there .... Aaarrgh, step away.


Go on!!! - you know you want too :-D

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I have a box of Lightning bits from a conversion using the T.55 and the F.3, I'll see what I've got nose cone wise.
And when do we start again?.
(P.S. I'll be doing an F.6 if that's okay).

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MarkyM607 wrote:
I have a box of Lightning bits from a conversion using the T.55 and the F.3, I'll see what I've got nose cone wise.
And when do we start again?.
(P.S. I'll be doing an F.6 if that's okay).


That'll be more than ok Marky - We start... Well whenever. I suspect most will be starting in Jan, but I'll be kicking my build off in a week or so.

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And I've already confessed to getting itchy, so expect to see "progress soon" ...

So, welcome aboard ...

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jRatz wrote:
And I've already confessed to getting itchy, so expect to see "progress soon" ...

So, welcome aboard ...


I knew it... :-D

Marky - what F.6 kit is it - the Airfix new tool?

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Better go and dig mine out now

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Sir T wrote:
jRatz wrote:
And I've already confessed to getting itchy, so expect to see "progress soon" ...

So, welcome aboard ...


I knew it... :-D

Marky - what F.6 kit is it - the Airfix new tool?

Umm, no it's more like FROG. Hopefully a prince can be made!!. :lol:

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Cool - I've never seen a FROG Lightning so it'll be interesting to see it built up.

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