Model Alliance MA-72170: EE Lightning Part 2

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Scott Van Aken

Thanks to the recent issue of the Trumpeter Lightning in 1/72 scale as well as the still nice Hasegawa and Airfix versions, we have a new sheet on an aircraft that many love to model. This particular sheet contains 10 options and covers a variety of schemes. Model Alliance decals have changed to a booklet style of instructions that are superbly printed and provide a separate page for each marking option. This allows everything to be in one place and also allows for some additional images to assist in placement. It also means that showing profiles of each  option in a review is not possible so my apologies in advance.

The decals are superbly printed by Cartograf. This company seems to be the de facto printer of choice for a lot of aftermarket companies and kit manufacturers. Can't blame them as the work is first rate. The sheets contain serials for all and it looks like there are enough insignia to do at least three if not more of the RAF options. A nice touch are the extra serials. Additional insignia are available if one wants to do them all. So what is on the sheet?

The instruction booklet includes a list of available kits and conversion sets. This decal set is also available in 1/48 and will be produced in 1/32 as well once the Trumpeter kit hits the market.

April 2009

Review sheet courtesy of The Aviation Workshop

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