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1 year 8 months ago #31 by Flying_Kiwi
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Jeeez that metal finish looks top notch well done for patience and getting that curing time right.... can't have been to wet were you were???

Top notch mate!!!!

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1 year 8 months ago #32 by IAN
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Sort of a non-update, well not one with pictures ! - Yesterday I brushed two light coats of Klear / Future / Pledge to protect the finish. Next will be a 'Flory Wash' into the panel lines followed by another Klear coat then the decals.

Holding my breath as this is where it could all go [very] wrong.


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1 year 8 months ago #33 by Bishop
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You’ll be fine!!!

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1 year 8 months ago #34 by IAN
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Wash worked-out fine.








Mixed Flory 'Light Dirt' with their new formula 'Dark Dirt' which has a hint of red-brown in it. Looks about right, I think, last thing I wanted was for the model to look like a flying diagram !

Decals next week, work permitting !




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1 year 8 months ago #35 by Bishop
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The panel lines look about right. Sensational colour to the metal

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1 year 8 months ago #36 by IAN
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Kit & Aeroclub decals applied









These are the last photos you'll see before final assembly and final reveal. Please wish me luck as if there is such a thing as 'Murphy's Law' then it will almost certainly manifest itself over the next couple of sessions !!
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Thanks for the support on the way everyone up until now I've enjoyed every moment of this one, going to really take my time with the finishing as this will almost certainly be the last time I build a 1:48 Lightning, and 'need' this to be right. As ever any comments, criticism or questions welcomed.

AFN



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1 year 8 months ago #37 by shaunfletcher
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Looking forward to seeing it finished :)

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1 year 8 months ago #38 by Bishop
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Looks sensational so yes take it nice and easy finishing.

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1 year 8 months ago #39 by Grant
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Looking good. Good luck on the final part of the build. That's usually where my big mistakes happen.
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1 year 8 months ago #40 by F1xena
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Nice one Ian. I’m reading “Lightning Boys” at the moment, so I’m tempted to pull out my 1/72 Airfix kit and have a bash. Cool aircraft!
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1 year 8 months ago #41 by IAN
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...and done:




As ever thanks for following this project, appreciate the support along the way. More pics in the 'completed builds' section. Feel free to comment, question & criticise at will.

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1 year 8 months ago #42 by Gary
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Looks great Ian very nice



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1 year 8 months ago #43 by Viperbuilder
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Superb Ian. Very eye-catching in 111 livery.

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Airfix 1-48 Tiger Moth
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1 year 8 months ago #44 by Bishop
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NICE!!!

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1 year 8 months ago #45 by Viperbuilder
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Take a look at this guy's large scale Lightning, very realistic weathering but a touch overdone for an operational aircraft.

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1 year 8 months ago #46 by grover
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Well done Ian. Awesome build

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1 year 8 months ago #47 by IAN
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Saw this display at a few shows ('87 was my first season with one of 'our' Jaguars), never failed to impress.

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1 year 8 months ago #48 by Marcus.Q1000859
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We done this is a great build.
Like it how you show both types of missiles.

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