Revell are planning to release a 1/72 EE Lightning in October.Does anyone know anything about this? Will it be a new model or a reboxing of the aged Hasegawa kit?
If it *is* a new kit, I really don't know whether to be happy about it... I'm already obsessed by a number of aircraft types. A decent Lightning kit would simply serve to deepen my obsessions... At a cursory glance I would need to build at least eight Mk6 aircraft.
Maybe the resin companies could get behind this kit with releases of the small tank and pointed tail to allow earlier marks to be built (I think I can cut down the wing leading edges on my own! ;-) ) There are already plenty of decals available.
However, maybe the resin companes don't think that British aircraft are a safe bet. I would have thought that there would be resin conversion kits available for the Revell Hunter F6 by now. It wouldn't take much to knock up sets for the later rear fuselage to build an FGA9, or the earlier rear fuselage and wing leading edges to build Mks 1 to 5, but no one seems to have bothered. What a shame.