Cold War (1950-1974)
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Pen & Sword: English Electric Lightning
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England - South West, United Kingdom
Joined: May 14, 2006
KitMaker: 10,954 posts
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Posted: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 07:28 PM UTC

Darren Baker takes a look at a title from Pen and Sword as part of their Flight Craft series on the BAC Lightning.

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Wisconsin, United States
Joined: April 18, 2005
KitMaker: 281 posts
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Posted: Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 05:04 AM UTC
I found this book good in quality but very frustrating - lots of illustrations of lots of schemes (esp the late lo-viz schemes - I used to see these a lot when I went to visit my aunt during the summer holidays, since she lived in the Binbrook flight path) but a big hole in the aftermarket where stencils are concerned - I know Roy at Barracuda did black stenciling for natural metal and grey/green schemes, but those are OOP, and nobody has ever done nice white stenciling.

Not really a flaw on the part of the book - just using the opportunity to vent about the aftermarket possibilities for the Lightning which nobody seems to want to fill. I've got three 1/48th kits in the stash, all on hold until somebody does a good quality stencil sheet.