Twin engine GB , 1/48 Lightning +++ Finished +++

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Twin engine GB , 1/48 Lightning +++ Finished +++

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Well , with the TSR2 project finished I've turned my thoughts to the GB.
I was going to start with the Phantom FG1 but have been talked into doing the Airfix 1/48 Lightning.

Only just started , so here's the box and sprue shots.
First impressions are good with excellent detail.
Not quite sure if it will be the F2A or F6 version yet ....

ImageIMG_2600 by Dorsettrooper, on Flickr
ImageIMG_2601 by Dorsettrooper, on Flickr

May not get updated for a week as I'm waiting on some extra bits and bobs for this build ;)
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Re: Twin engine GB , 1/48 Lightning

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Indeed. I've the same problem with the two in my stash. Too many schemes, only so much plane. I may need more.

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Good choice! This one narrowly missed out being my choice too. Got the decals to do mine as a 23 sqn F6, already done the OOB 92 sqn F2A. Watch the belly/gun pack area, that needs a bit of filler but fit wise it really is a lovely kit :smile:

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Well I couldn't resist ..... I've blown the monthly modelling budget on bits :whistle:

ImageLightning bits by Dorsettrooper, on Flickr

Got the resin cockpit assembled and test fitted , what an absolute dream fit !

ImageLightning cockpit test fit by Dorsettrooper, on Flickr

Started the seat , needs the handles and belts fitting now ....

ImageLightning seat stage 1 pt2 by Dorsettrooper, on Flickr
ImageLightning seat stage 1 by Dorsettrooper, on Flickr

That's about if for now !

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Good start, love these kits too :clap:
6D | 7D | 60D
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With the work of art that was your TSR2, I'm looking forward
to this a lot. :snack:

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Great start! That Airies pit looks excellent, superb fit!

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Small update .....

Finished off the seats with the belts and pull handles.
Then I tackled the cockpit , unfortunately I got a bit carried away and forgot to snap any pics and only got around to taking one when the fuselage had been joined , wings and other bits attached and ready to paint .

ImageIMG_2637 by Dorsettrooper, on Flickr
ImageIMG_2638 by Dorsettrooper, on Flickr

All ready for some paint. She sits rather well on her tail to allow east painting :)

ImageIMG_2656 by Dorsettrooper, on Flickr

Top coated in Xtracrylix RAF Camouflage ( Barley ) grey

ImageIMG_2667 by Dorsettrooper, on Flickr

had a little experiment this evening with some wash , just to see how it works on the wing.

ImageIMG_2674 by Dorsettrooper, on Flickr

Also put together the rather nice exhausts that came on the photoetch sheet , I'm not even going to paint these as when installed in the rear they look fantastic just as they are.

ImageIMG_2675 by Dorsettrooper, on Flickr

That's it for now ,
Cheers,
Andy

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Superb! You're right those burner cans do look excellent! :rock:

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nice mate, very nice.

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Sorry for the slow updates , I've finally got past the nightmare stage on this.
Got to say the decals in this kit are an absolute nightmare , like working with wet tissue paper :sad:

Anyway , they are on now and I'm moving forward.

ImageLightning decals done by Dorsettrooper, on Flickr
ImageLightning decals side by Dorsettrooper, on Flickr

Bit of a wash .... think I over did it a tad :lol:
ImageLightning weathering by Dorsettrooper, on Flickr

ImageLightning weathered by Dorsettrooper, on Flickr

ImageLightning wingtip by Dorsettrooper, on Flickr

ImageLightning front close up 2 by Dorsettrooper, on Flickr

ImageLightning front close up 1 by Dorsettrooper, on Flickr

That's it for now ,
Cheers
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Re: Twin engine GB , 1/48 Lightning , Updated 06/05/14

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That looks amazing! I really wish I had the skill to paint models well. Mine always looked they had been done by an impatient 6 year old and I've never persevered with it.

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Looking good mate, nice one! :smile:

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That looks so good mate. :clap:

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Looks incredible, you're really making me want to pick up a 1/48 kit, but I've always been useless at aircraft kits (more of a Warhammer person myself).
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Wissam24 wrote:(more of a Warhammer person myself).


A great game mate, I used to enjoy it immensley, so long as I didn't roll 1's! :sad:

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Deacon wrote:
Wissam24 wrote:(more of a Warhammer person myself).


A great game mate, I used to enjoy it immensley, so long as I didn't roll 1's! :sad:


Well you know I haven't actually played it in yeeears, I only did back then against my friend anyway, I've always been into the hobby side over the game side, but even at the tectonic pace I buy and paint models, the prices they're at now I can't afford to do it any more. Fortunately I still have some to paint (haven't picked up a brush in months mind), but GW has gone in a poor direction of late in my opinion.
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Re: Twin engine GB , 1/48 Lightning , Updated 06/05/14

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That seat detail is amazing and really well done. I wish i could get my seats half as good as this. Looking forward to seeing this come together. :clap:

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Re: Twin engine GB , 1/48 Lightning , Updated 06/05/14

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And she's done !

Word of warning .... the metal cast ladders from Airwaves ... stay away ! they are shockingly bad.

ImageLightning finished 03 by Dorsettrooper, on Flickr

I'll put the other pictures in the finished build section.

Cheers,
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Well absolutely stunning and what a great finish. I really like the diorama as well. :clap: :clap:

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Cheers ,
TBH I was a bit lazy , the diorama is from my TSR2 build :)

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Another top quality build.. I bet it would go great side by side with the TSR2. If I could have got into this group build, I would have done my Lightning from the sash as well. Well done on this one. :clap:

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