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Eduard / Airfix 1/48 scale
English Electric Lightning F.1A

by Ingo Degenhardt


English Electric Lightning F.1A



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Here’s my recently completed Lightning F.1A in a small diorama. It is the eduard edition of the very good Airfix kit, hence some goodies come with it., mainly PE parts.

In addition, I used a small CMK-set with the kit and replaced the air brake (plus interior) , flaps and rudder with resin parts. The boarding ladder comes from Aeroclub.

For the markings I used the decals of No. 111 Squadron contained in the kit, but changed the aircraft into XM190/G as this a/c had the lower cannon pair installed – not that often seen on an F.1A.

The NMF was obtained with different shades of Alclad II, other paints were Humbrol and XtraColor (yellow on spine and fin)

The diorama scene is supposed to show the Lightning during an APC deployment at Luqa, Malta in the early sixties.

The AEC 6x6 refueler is the resin kit by Accurate Armour – I have no proof these vintage vehicles were still used in the 1960s but as they saw service long after WWII, this one might have survived and be kept in service on that station.

 

 

All the other equipment comes from Flightpath, while the Figures are Verlinden and Eduard. (please note that the guy under the wing already suffers from  a heavy sun-burn.)

The background is my self-painted Mediterranean sky.

 

  • Eduard/Airfix 1/48 scale Lightning F.1A by Ingo Degenhardt: Image
  • Eduard/Airfix 1/48 scale Lightning F.1A by Ingo Degenhardt: Image
  • Eduard/Airfix 1/48 scale Lightning F.1A by Ingo Degenhardt: Image
  • Eduard/Airfix 1/48 scale Lightning F.1A by Ingo Degenhardt: Image
  • Eduard/Airfix 1/48 scale Lightning F.1A by Ingo Degenhardt: Image
  • Eduard/Airfix 1/48 scale Lightning F.1A by Ingo Degenhardt: Image
  • Eduard/Airfix 1/48 scale Lightning F.1A by Ingo Degenhardt: Image
  • Eduard/Airfix 1/48 scale Lightning F.1A by Ingo Degenhardt: Image
  • Eduard/Airfix 1/48 scale Lightning F.1A by Ingo Degenhardt: Image
  • Eduard/Airfix 1/48 scale Lightning F.1A by Ingo Degenhardt: Image
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Model and Text Copyright 2011 by Ingo Degenhardt
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Page Created 23 February, 2011
Last Updated 23 February, 2011

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