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New Review: Airfix English Electric Lightning F1/F1A/F2/F3

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Thanks first off to Hornby/Airfix for sending IPMS/USA this kit, and keeping the brand alive!  If you have not built one of the new Airfix kits, you need to get over to the store and buy one, or several.  HELP KEEP THEM IN BUSINESS, as Airfix has many economical and fantastic kits.  Kudos to John and Phil to providing it to me to review. 

Airfix's re-release of their venerable 1/48 English Electric Lightning kit is a welcome return of an old friend, not one of their newest molds.  When originally released in 1997, the kit was considered ground-breaking with "state-of-the-art" molding technology.  The parts fit was lauded as best available, with detail impeccable for the time.  This kit and the Spitfire Mk 22/24 and Seafire FR46 were the "new Airfix" in the late 1990's for a short time, but this kit was one of the best at the time.  

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