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EE/BAC Lightning F.6 Cockpit
EE/BAC Lightning F.6 Cockpit Upgrade Set
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by: Rowan Baylis [ MERLIN ]

Roy Sutherland has released a beautifully detailed resin cockpit upgrade for Airfix’s new-tool Lightning F.6. Roy’s work has always been superb, and this set fully lives up to his well-justified reputation, boasting some of the finest detail I’ve seen in this scale. You really need a magnifier to see it too its best effect as, to be honest, it outdoes what you might expect in 1:48 or even 1:32 from many aftermarket sources.

BR72212 - EE/BAC Lightning F.6 Cockpit Set comprises:

12 x cream resin parts
A small sheet of decals for the instruments and data placards.

The decals are thoughtfully provided as two layers to ensure perfect registration, as the slightest offset would be obvious in this small scale.

Roy provides a comprehensive set of step-by-step instructions illustrated with useful colour photos of the construction, along with a reference shot of the Martin Baker Mk 4 ejection seat. Close-up shots show how to prepare the parts and where you need to make minor alterations to get the Airfix kit to accept the upgrade.

With careful painting the result will be simply phenomenal - as you can see on the ejection seat alone in Magnus Fridsell’s Lightning Double-Build in the Forum.

With its delicacy and level of detail, this certainly isn’t a beginner’s upgrade, but in experienced hands it will totally transform the Airfix kit’s “office”. Highly recommended.

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SUMMARY
Highs: Superbly detailed and cast. Excellent instructions.
Lows: None that I've noted.
Verdict: Roy Sutherland's Lightning cockpit is an absolute gem.
Percentage Rating
95%
  Scale: 1:72
  Mfg. ID: BR72212
  Suggested Retail: $12.50
  PUBLISHED: Dec 31, 2016
  NATIONALITY: United Kingdom
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 87.65%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 91.70%

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About Rowan Baylis (Merlin)
FROM: NO REGIONAL SELECTED, UNITED KINGDOM

I've been modelling for about 40 years, on and off. While I'm happy to build anything, my interests lie primarily in 1/48 scale aircraft. I mostly concentrate on WW2 subjects, although I'm also interested in WW1, Golden Age aviation and the early Jet Age - and have even been known to build the occas...

Copyright ©2017 text by Rowan Baylis [ MERLIN ]. Images also by copyright holder unless otherwise noted. Opinions expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of AeroScale. All rights reserved.


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