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Hi,

does any body know where I can get really cheap model kits? I am really after EE lightning for my son.

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Moved to the RC & Models Forum :)

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Online, you can have a look at EBay.
You should also go have a look at your local hobby stores. Some may have second hand items, which are usually sold cheap.

You can also try large online stores like Hannants.

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The old Airfix one is still available....think I picked some up at Keevil this year for about £2.50 each and if you cant get hold of one, then drop me a line and I'll see what's spare!!

Martin

What with the good news that Airfix has been bought by Hornby, suppose all those surplus TSR2s wont be worth anything now. What a shame!!

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What with the good news that Airfix has been bought by Hornby, suppose all those surplus TSR2s wont be worth anything now. What a shame!!

Martin,

Have you noticed the TSR.2 market die off a bit recently ? I have, but conversly have the seen the price of Vulcan's creeping up & up ? :eek:

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Martin,

Have you noticed the TSR.2 market die off a bit recently ? I have, but conversly have the seen the price of Vulcan's creeping up & up ? :eek:

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Umm just when I thought of getting rid of a few of mine. Think will keep them now and heavens to bid.....BUILD them!!

Think will give up on the Trago trail now.

Martin

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Lightning Kits

Thanks for all the responses, I did look on Ebay but eventually found the one I was looking for at http://www.lpgestore.com/, Wasn't as cheap as i'd liked but the lightnings are worth it.

Thanks again.

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What one did you buy?

The Airfix model is still around and fairly cheap (I've not seen it over £4.00 yet). It denotes an F.3 but was originally released in the early 1960s as an F.1. An original F.1 version of the model would probably command a bit of a premium these days.

Hasegawa and the old Frog company released 1/72 F.6 versions as well (they might have been from the same moulds). Recently, Eastern Express have introduced an F.6 which I assume is the Frog/Hasegawa one back again.

Matchbox did an F.6 too in 1/72 as well.

In larger scales, Airfix have done a beautiful 1/48 scale Lightning F.6 and Aeroclub made a vacform 1/48 scale model.