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Re: EE Sea Lightning- ski equipped *wings on- hull complete*
« Reply #30 on: January 22, 2018, 05:38:38 am »
I had my doubts about this build at the start....

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So did/do I!  Pushing the envelope a bit.  Thanks

Have a livery in mind....

Hmm the old Frog Red Tops (dark blue) don't look too bad....Airfix Firestreaks in grey- without clear seeker nose.... but the over wing tanks always look great on a lightning....

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Re: EE Sea Lightning- ski equipped *wings on- hull complete*
« Reply #31 on: February 01, 2018, 02:37:07 pm »
EE Sea Lightning, 801 Squadron, on deployment in Malta. 

1/72 Frog and 1/72 Airfix. 

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Re: EE Sea Lightning- ski equipped *Finished*
« Reply #32 on: February 01, 2018, 02:44:43 pm »
That looks great.  :thumbsup:
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Re: EE Sea Lightning- ski equipped *Finished*
« Reply #33 on: February 01, 2018, 02:54:16 pm »
It's SENSATIONAL!  :thumbsup:

It's difficult to the Lightning in it until you look at the wing planform and the fin, the fuselage is NOTHING like the original, superb work there.

What happened to the over-wing tanks though?
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Re: EE Sea Lightning- ski equipped *Finished*
« Reply #34 on: February 01, 2018, 03:14:55 pm »
Thanks you guys!


......What happened to the over-wing tanks though?

As much as I love the over-wing tanks, I needed to keep the missiles up out of the spray.   With moving the lower Avon to the side-by-side arrangement, space was freed up for  more fuel in the lower fuselage/hull. 
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Re: EE Sea Lightning- ski equipped *Finished*
« Reply #35 on: February 01, 2018, 03:16:25 pm »
That thing ain't got no alibi ! lol Very cool. Love the shape, the engines ( layout and intake design ) and the colour scheme. The skis look awesome as well. And I like the little wheels too. Great stuff !

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Re: EE Sea Lightning- ski equipped *Finished*
« Reply #36 on: February 01, 2018, 03:26:22 pm »
I know to some this maybe heresy, but I'm not a fan of the Lighting.  But this is awesome, I love the upper wing mounted missiles!  So much better than the original. Great job  :thumbsup:.

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Re: EE Sea Lightning- ski equipped *Finished*
« Reply #37 on: February 01, 2018, 06:54:57 pm »
Fantastic.
Good job Dave.

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Re: EE Sea Lightning- ski equipped *Finished*
« Reply #38 on: February 01, 2018, 07:06:21 pm »
Perfect concept and realization!!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: EE Sea Lightning- ski equipped *Finished*
« Reply #39 on: February 01, 2018, 07:07:47 pm »
Tasty, very tasty indeed!  Well done.  You could have put the overwing tanks above the missiles - hang the missiles off the side of the pylon and double their load...    :thumbsup:
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Re: EE Sea Lightning- ski equipped *Finished*
« Reply #40 on: February 01, 2018, 07:19:54 pm »
I have a deep rooted dislike of mounting anything on the top of the wings.  However, I can see that in this case you didn't have much choice.
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Re: EE Sea Lightning- ski equipped *Finished*
« Reply #41 on: February 01, 2018, 11:54:59 pm »

stunning !

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Re: EE Sea Lightning- ski equipped *Finished*
« Reply #42 on: February 02, 2018, 12:40:07 am »

I have a deep rooted dislike of mounting anything on the top of the wings.


And you're the guy who built a recent aircraft model that had a mast and sail!!!!  ;D ;)
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Re: EE Sea Lightning- ski equipped *Finished*
« Reply #43 on: February 02, 2018, 01:01:50 am »
Now that's impressive, bravo!

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Re: EE Sea Lightning- ski equipped *Finished*
« Reply #44 on: February 02, 2018, 01:16:44 am »
This is looking sexy!  :wub:

I recently wondered what a side-by-side engine Lightning could look like - and this one gives a good hint. But it is much more than just that. I really like the result.  :thumbsup: