Airfix 1/72 English Electric Lightning F.2A – East Fortune Museum of Flight 2019…ish
On our last visit to East Fortune Innis absolutely fell in love with the Lightning displayed there.
He listened to the audio and looked at her all round and then sat in the Vulcan Ejection seat next to her and just stared lovingly for ages.
So, as a surprise I thought why not give the Airfix tooling a go. My last Lightning build was also an Airfix kit but that was about 52 years ago and was my first kit ever. This one turned out a little bit better than that one.
Primed with Ultimate Grey Primer.
Painted with Colourcoats Dark Green, Light Aircraft Grey, Medium Sea Grey, AK Extreme Aluminium, Polished Aluminium, Tamiya Rubber Black.
Washed lightly with Citadel Nuln Oil.
Finished with Windsor & Newton Galeria Satin Varnish.
The ..ish in the title is there because she is not exactly like XN776 as displayed. I put the stencils on just to give her a wee bit more visual appeal as the paint job at East Fortune seems rather drab.
As always, Many Thanks for looking and any comments and criticism are welcome.
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