S u m m a r y
|Catalogue Number and
||Model Alliance No. MA-48134 Royal Air
Force Early Bird Lightnings
||1/48 (also available in 1/72 scale)
|Contents and Media:
||1 150mm x 210mm decal sheet; four page A5 sized instruction sheet; profiles of
six aircraft; decal placement indicators in the centre spread; decal
instructions on the back with recommended accessory sets in the relevant scale.
available online from the Model Alliance website
||Attractive subjects; nice selection of
RAF Squadron markings; excellent
printing ie, perfect register, good colour density and minimum carrier film.
HyperScale is proudly sponsored by Squadron.com
Model Alliance turns its
attention to the English Electric Lightning with their latest decal release.
"Royal Air Force Early Bird Lightnings" cover six Lightning F.Mk.1s, Mk.1As and
Mk.3s that saw service in the 1960s and 1970s. These review sample is in
1/48 scale, but the same markings are also available from Model Alliance in 1/72
All the aircraft are finished
in overall natural metal, and are enhanced with the colourful RAF Squadron
markings of this era. Two of the aircraft also feature coloured fins and tails -
all white for the F.Mk.3 of 226 OTU; and red and white for the F.Mk.1A of 145
Instructions are supplied on a
single A4 folded sheet with port-side views of each aircraft. Quality of the
artwork and the colour callouts is very good. A handy list of Lightning interior
detail colours and accessory sets is included on the back page
of the instructions.
The decals themselves are
beautifully printed and in perfect register. Colours look accurate too.
This is another well-presented
and interesting release of an attractive subject.
Thanks to Aviation Workshop / Model Alliance (UK) for the
Model Alliance products are
online from the Aviation Workshop.
Review Copyright © 2006 by Brett Green
Page Created 23 June, 2006
Last updated 23 June, 2006
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