Some of you may have senn this elsewhere but I may as well post it here as well
Not the best kit I've built but it'll do. I just couldn't get he chrome like finish on the nose ring I wanted and after a couple of weeks of trying, sad to say I gave up. Plus I put one set of the large numbers on the underside of the wing around the wrong way. I guess I could remove it and use some generic markings to correct this but I can't be arsed to be honest
Kit: 1/48 Airfix F2A/F-6 Lightning Decals: Model Alliance ML48170 BAC/EE Lightning Pt 2 (all markings except chequerboards on the Nose). Decals:Cutting edge Lightning Part 1 (chequerboards on the Nose). Decals:Barradecals Lightning Stencil sheet (where I could) and Kit decals where I had to. Landing Gear: Scale Aircraft metal gear PE: A few bits from the Eduard F1/F3 Set (landing gear bays and canopy mainly) Pitot Probe: Hobby decal Exhausts: Aires Paints - Upper: Gunze Aqueous, and various other greens to break up the colour a bit Paints - Lower: Tamiya AS12 (decanted and spray through the airbrush), Alclad Dark Aluminium and Duraliminium, Jet Exhaust (used on the exhaust and for tinting the AS12) Exhaust manifold (gun panels) l Gloss: Tamiya X22 thinned with Mr Color Thinners Flat Coat: Testors Dullcoate Weathering: Pastel chalks
If you're still interested the build thread is Here
Don - the 2 RAF Germany Sqn’s (19 and 92) camouflaged their aircraft first as their role was low level interception of WARPAC aircraft in the event of the cold war going hot. I guess they thought that Silver aircraft at low level were a bit conspicuous.
Dave – The 5 aircraft are "kills" achieved by the Ed Durham in a recent exercise.