Hi guys,

Thought i'd put up an in box review of this rarely heard of Lighting in the scale of 1/100th. We've all seen the little 1/144 Revell Lightning and just lately these little kits are fetching £25 on ebay :-|
What i say is don't bother and go for this little 1/100th kit it won't break the bank as you can get them from Hong Kong brand new for £6 and that includes the postage.
This kit was originally released around 1965 and came with a nice clear stand, but the new version has no stand, there are two different decals, one for RAF Binbrook and the other is Royal Saudi Air Force, as the norm with Tamiya decals they are superb.

The kit is quick and simple to build and it reminds me of the Trumpeter kit as theres not many parts.

Both versions have to have upper wing fuel tanks as there are cut outs in the wings, these could be filled if you didn't want it with fuel tanks. The fuel tanks themselves are a very tight fit into the slots so theres no need to glue them in. At this scale all you get in interior detail in the seat which itself is bland though a bit of trick painting you make it look more acceptable. Part numbers A9 A10 A13 require fillering around the edges because the fit isn't that good. The wheeels have mold marks in them and need to be fillered and the wheel spats have holes going right through them. All the panel lines are recessed but the rear flaps are raised panel lines ! Canopy needs a bit of work to fit neatly to the fuselage and the canopy is quite clear itself.

I'm making one of these which can be seen in 'my workbench'

http://gregers.7.forumer.com/viewtopic.php?t=4726&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=420

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Long live the 'Lanc'