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REVIEW
1/48th Lightning Mk.1A/Mk.2
betheyn
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Posted: Saturday, October 31, 2009 - 09:43 AM UTC

A inbox review of Eduard''s latest offering, the magnificent BAC Lightning Mk.1A/Mk.2 (F.1A/F.2), in 1/48th.

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Thanks!
Merlin
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Posted: Saturday, October 31, 2009 - 08:44 PM UTC
Hi Andy

It does look very nice! Enough to tempt even a propeller-head like me!

As regards the canopy packed in with the main sprues - it's certainly not Eduard standard-practice, so I wonder whether Airfix supply them with the plastic parts ready-bagged?

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Sunday, November 01, 2009 - 12:04 AM UTC

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It does look very nice! Enough to tempt even a propeller-head like me!


This kit just screams "build me", so I am going to . If you are going to buy one I suggest you do it soon, as this is a limited edition kit. I wonder if they will sell out as fast as the Spitfire they did ?

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As regards the canopy packed in with the main sprues - it's certainly not Eduard standard-practice, so I wonder whether Airfix supply them with the plastic parts ready-bagged?


It is possible, but Eduard would still be required to put the bags into the new box, thus someone should have spotted the clear parts weren't packed separately. Oh well its about the only downside of this kit, so I can't complain .
Andy
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Posted: Sunday, November 01, 2009 - 04:43 AM UTC
Hi Andy

looking forward to your build log! ,, I'll try to get a kit too, not sure if I'll do the black or the blue back bird ... hmm, nice alliteration

all the best

Steffen