Freightdog 1/72 BAC Lightning F.3 conversion (for Hasegawa/Frog)
Availability: In stock
Parts included are a new lower fuselage section, separate small belly tank (rarely the Lightning flew without it), and an optional F.1/2 pointed tail fin. If not fitting the belly tank, the two circular location posts will need to be sanded flat. If making any version other than an F.3 you will need to shorten the cable duct on each side of the resin lower fuselage section (as the duct is under sized on the Hasegawa kit). Not included in the set is the straight wing leading edge, this is left up to the modeller to modify. This should not be too difficult as the leading edge in solid while lacking the F.6 double camber and can be reprofiled with reference to suitable scale plans (not included). As an alternative if you have a spare 1960s Airfix Lightning F.1A (or the 1980s F.3 retool) in your stash you can use the wings from this kit to save you some surgery whilst clearing more space in your loft for new kits.