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Sword's 1/72 scale
EE Lightning T.Mk.4

by Christian Lehmann


Sword's 1/72 scale Lightning T.Mk.4 is available online from Squadron

Description

 

Here is my my Sword 1/72 EE Lightning T.Mk.4.

I bought this kit after being motivated by a review on Hyperscale.

 

 

For the plane the following additional parts have been used:

  • pitot tube from Master,

  • rear view mirrors from Eduard

  • lead and copper wire for some hydraulic tubes in the wheel wells and on the main landing gear

For the build the instructions were followed, but some work was done parallel.

 

 

The fit is o.k., position pins are missing which requires some attention when the large parts of the fuselage and whings are assembled.

The color instructions of the kit are very common (e.g. grey, green, etc.). So the instruction of the Airfix F2A kit as well as photos and color hints from Richard J. Caruanas book " The English Electric Lightning" where used to fix the exact colors.

 

 

I did not find a photo of the displayed plane so there stays an uncertainess about the front of the underside of the wings because on photos of single seaters it is clearly visible that they are green painted.

I decided to follow the kits instruction and painted it completely aluminium.

For painting a mix of Vallejo, Tamiya-, Gunze, Humbrol and Revell colors (interrior und upper surface), as well as different Alclad II colors for the metallic surfaces where used.

 

  • Sword 1/72 Lightning T.Mk.4 by Christian Lehmann: Image
  • Sword 1/72 Lightning T.Mk.4 by Christian Lehmann: Image
  • Sword 1/72 Lightning T.Mk.4 by Christian Lehmann: Image
  • Sword 1/72 Lightning T.Mk.4 by Christian Lehmann: Image
  • Sword 1/72 Lightning T.Mk.4 by Christian Lehmann: Image
  • Sword 1/72 Lightning T.Mk.4 by Christian Lehmann: Image
  • Sword 1/72 Lightning T.Mk.4 by Christian Lehmann: Image
  • Sword 1/72 Lightning T.Mk.4 by Christian Lehmann: Image
  • Sword 1/72 Lightning T.Mk.4 by Christian Lehmann: Image
  • Sword 1/72 Lightning T.Mk.4 by Christian Lehmann: Image
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For the markings the well adherend decals of the kit where used.

Presentation on the base:

Intake cover from the Airfix kit, ladder from Eduard, the rest from Flightpath's RAF Dorama Set.


Image and Text Copyright 2015 by Christian Lehmann
Page Created 22 January, 2015
Last Updated 22 January, 2015

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