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Lightning F.2A 92Sqdn (green)

January 9, 2014 · in Aviation · · 9 · 1.1K

So here's the second Lighting F.2A I've built from the new Airfix kit. Again, no issues to report, pitot from a sewing needle but otherwise SFTB, decals are kit for all the stencil data and Xtradecal for the camo 92Sqdn "King Cobra".

Undersides are Gaianotes EX-07 Silver thinned with Gaia Metal Master thinner, and some panels picked out with Alclads and Tamiya AS-12 bare metal silver. Topsides are done with Mr Coolor 323, which is actually modern armour NATO green, lightened with flesh. I was worried that RAF Dark Green would start to look like a black hole on a small model like this. It's been post shaded and blended with lightened shades as well. Wash is a mix of black, brown and grey oils. Streaking is a mix of Humbrol enamels, 29 dark earth and 33 matt black, blended with white spirit on a damp wide brush. Final varnish is Vallejo matt with some gloss added to knock the extreme flatness off. Light coats polished with micromesh in between. And there she is! Hope you like.

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  1. Great Lightnings Drewe! Great looking kit. The NMF 92 Sq. bird wears my favorite Lightning scheme.

  2. Beautiful job, Drewe.

  3. Very nice indeed Drewe

  4. that is absolute perfection drewe

  5. Lovely job done there Drewe.
    The choice of green for the upper surfaces is spot on, in scale that is.
    Well done sir.

  6. Very nice. The two models look great side by side.

  7. Great build, Love that green! I hope you try your hands with an F.53 (F.6) with an RSAF theme.

  8. Lovely Lightnings, Drewe, and great to see another new Airfix kit that builds up so well, not to mention another very good looking British aircraft! As an aside, I remember seeing a jet powered dragster at Santa Pod in the 1980's that was powered by an ex-Lightning engine! The guys in the time keeping bridge had to lean against the windows to prevent them being blown out, those were the days...

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