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Airfix 1/48 English Electric Lightning F.1/F.1A now finished

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  • Member since
    July, 2018
Airfix 1/48 English Electric Lightning F.1/F.1A now finished
Posted by Modellers United on Monday, August 13, 2018 2:54 PM

 My first proper jet build , feels strange not having a prop lol , seat was a bit bare so added harnesses out of foil lids from pot noodles , some plastic card for rear of the seat padding , then added buckles and other wires from strech sprue

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    July, 2018
Posted by Modellers United on Saturday, August 18, 2018 2:37 PM

painted the inner fuselage parts , built the nose part had to fit 20g weight in then painted Alclad Olive Drab , for the main body of the nose polished the plastic with micomesh , 3 coats Alclad black gloss base polishing inbetween each coat then used hairy stick dry with Aluminium pigment dust and buffed with cotton wool then fitted the nose and cockpit

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    July, 2018
Posted by Modellers United on Friday, August 24, 2018 3:30 AM

she`s all closed up and wings / rear jet engines now fitted , got a fingerprint on the nose but i like to still post things like that to show we all make daft mistakes sometimes and with 1 eye i make my fare share of them lol it will be fixed next time im at the bench more work to do around the cockpit / nose / rear jet engines ,but she`s looking like a plane now

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    July, 2018
Posted by Modellers United on Friday, August 24, 2018 10:20 AM

added a bit kitchen roll into the cockpit then masked it all so just red areas left out , then pre shaded with Alclad matt black . Then done fine coats of Alclad Signal Red till you could only just see the pre shade . gave it a coat Alclad Aqua Gloss to protect it , once dry i will mask the red areas around the canopy area for the black bit

  • Member since
    February, 2005
  • From: Cleveland, OH
Posted by RadMax8 on Friday, August 24, 2018 1:26 PM

Love the bright colors. Looks like this one is going together nicely. Looking forward to the finished product.

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    July, 2018
Posted by Modellers United on Saturday, September 15, 2018 9:47 AM

had too strip her and start again as i wasen`t happy in 2 places on her with the metal finish i did thats her striped and re done the metal finish , next is re do the red on the wing edges , center spine and tail fin

  • Member since
    March, 2005
  • From: Lancaster, South Carolina
Posted by Devil Dawg on Saturday, September 15, 2018 10:12 PM

Wow, she's looking good, Fred! Great job so far.

Where do you hail from, Mr. Foot?

Gary Mason

 

Devil Dawg

On The Bench: 1/48th Hasegawa F/A-18F Super Hornet;  1/48th Eduard/Hasegawa Ultimate Sabre with "MiG Mad Marine" markings; Revell Of Germany 1/144 Boeing E-4B Airborne Command Post

Build one at a time? Hah! That'll be the day!!

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    July, 2018
Posted by Modellers United on Sunday, September 16, 2018 1:49 AM

Devil Dawg

Wow, she's looking good, Fred! Great job so far.

Where do you hail from, Mr. Foot?

Gary Mason

 

 

cheers mate , im in Scotland UK

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    July, 2018
Posted by Modellers United on Sunday, September 16, 2018 12:52 PM

update , masked off too start the red , pre shaded with Alclad  Matt Black then the Alclad Red  coated with Alclad Aqua Gloss then started to pick out panels for a different metal finish , still alot more panels too do

  • Member since
    March, 2005
  • From: Lancaster, South Carolina
Posted by Devil Dawg on Sunday, September 23, 2018 10:52 PM

OUTSTANDING JOB so far, Mr. Foot! Looking forward to seeing this one when she's finished!

Gary Mason

 

Devil Dawg

On The Bench: 1/48th Hasegawa F/A-18F Super Hornet;  1/48th Eduard/Hasegawa Ultimate Sabre with "MiG Mad Marine" markings; Revell Of Germany 1/144 Boeing E-4B Airborne Command Post

Build one at a time? Hah! That'll be the day!!

  • Member since
    July, 2018
Posted by Modellers United on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 1:51 PM

Devil Dawg

OUTSTANDING JOB so far, Mr. Foot! Looking forward to seeing this one when she's finished!

Gary Mason

 

 

cheers mate :)

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    July, 2018
Posted by Modellers United on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 1:55 PM

been on holiday then 2 days after im back got the  flu / cold this last week feel little better today so bench update on the @Airfix 1/48 English Electric
Lightning F.1/F.1A random panels painted with 3 different subtle shades of Alclad Aluminum on both sides , everything has been fitted wheels etc now ready for decals at last :)

  • Member since
    July, 2018
Posted by Modellers United on Monday, October 15, 2018 9:14 AM

Well thats the Airfix 1/48 English Electric Lightning F.1/F.1A finished at last , the kit it great but i fell out of love with this build a while ago when i was not happy with the metal finish and had to strip it since then just felt like a thorn in my side but happy with how it looks now , all done in Alclad metal and mil-spec paints with some pigment dust i cant remember where i got from

  • Member since
    December, 2010
  • From: Salem, Oregon
Posted by 1943Mike on Monday, October 15, 2018 10:12 AM

Fine finish!

For four years in on this hobby you're doing exceptional work!

Mike

"Le temps est un grand maître, mais malheureusement, il tue tous ses élèves."

Hector Berlioz

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    April, 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Monday, October 15, 2018 12:40 PM

Beautiful!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 GWH Fw 189 A-1 Nachtjager

On deck: 1/48 Bronco IF-17

In the hole: Who knows!  

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 12:13 AM

Well done, the metal is great.

John

To see build logs of my models, go here: http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

  

  • Member since
    November, 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 6:36 AM
Great finish.

 

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