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Bang! A Supersonic Trainer, in Metal finish and from a resin kit

Major manufacturers have always relied upon injection-moulding to produce model kits. The downside is that the moulds are expensive to produce and so these manufacturers have tended to be conservative in developing their ranges. Starting in 1969, smaller companies like RAREplanes, Contrail and Airmodel employed vacuforming to produce kits with much less capital outlay. The result? Models of types never imagined from any of the major manufacturers. Since those days, we’ve seen the growth of other technologies and materials, including resin, white metal, paper/card and, most recently, 3D-printing. This GB celebrates all these “non-injected” options and includes scratchbuilding.
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Bang! A Supersonic Trainer, in Metal finish and from a resin kit

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So here we go, three topics in one model. Its the 144th.co.uk Lightning T4 to be finished in 92 squadron markings and here are the obligatory out of the box bits pix.....
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That's a helluva decal sheet for sure.

Interested to follow this, been eyeing up one of these for a while now.

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Good man! Looking forward to this David. I really will build mine soon. I get scared of the metal finish. Childhood trauma.

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Metal finish, resin kit, but did NASA use it in desert warfare ... :P

Should be a little beauty. And those decal sheets with their absolute plethora of stencils? Applying those would set me back a week alone! :oops:
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oooo watching on

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Looking forward to this one too.

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That'll be an interesting one! The decal sheet is just gorgeous!

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The Lightning kits are very well done but there is a lot of prep in cutting bits off the mould blocks. The wings in particular need a great deal of care to ensure the locating tabs stay intact and the flash is removed.
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As the instrument panels are not included in the main sheet but as an adendum sheet I scanned and printed a few more for the rest of my fleet.

Also on the workdesk is Christine's window bird feeder damaged by Cyril the Squirrel and repaired by yours truely.
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What scale is the bird feeder David?

Good progress on the Lightnings. I may have a crack at his BAC221 next - this is all quite inspiring.

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I have the single-seater in my stash. It's a very detailed kit, I will follow your building with high interest.

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