Airfix 1/48th F6 Lightning Build.

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  1. ian lanc

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    Hi Lads/lass's,

    Heres my latest build the Airfix 1/48th Lightning F6, just three days old LOL, if anyone is a real Lightning 'buff' they will know who this plane used to belong too :!:
    It is XR728 BA and belonged to Wing Commander John Spencer this aircraft is now at bruntingtonthorpe [where the Vulcan is] but is now in the colour Grey.
    No aftermarket stuff was used in this build, just a good imagination, the Wing codes underneath the wings are hand applied/painted 8)
    All brush painted appart from the Satin coat.
    I just love making these forgotten fighters :cry:


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    Thanks for having a look my friends :shock:

    ian.
     
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    Excellent Ian! Really nice model, love the EE Lightnings.
     
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    She's beautiful, Ian.
     
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    Looks really good Ian - I really miss seeing those birds thundering around!
     
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    With all here.Wel done Ian.:D
     
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    Wow, fantastic! And you're right about forgotten, I hadn't even heard of it until a year ago.
     
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    I've heard about the E/E Lightning many moons ago, but I never really liked it before. Now, I wan't to build one in 1/48 myself....! :oops: :lol:
     
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    She is brutally handsome, isn't she!?
     
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    Oh... and Ian, what's that carpet stuff you are using. Looks great for a pic backdrop.
     
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    Phenominal work Ian, cannot believe it was brush painted....
     
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    Cracking nice model, Ian! I'm with Les - I can't believe you brush-painted it. The paint job looks better than my airbrush jobs (speaking of which, my @#%%^ airbrush is on the fritz again - I'd go back to brush-painting if I could do it as well as you). The Lightning may be gone, but she is not forgotten.

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    BEAUTIFUL! Awesome detail!:D
     
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    Wow Dude respect.
     
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    Maaaaan..... I NEED to get a E/E Lightning fix! :lol: Brush painted too....how, what, I mean.....aaaah b*ll*cks! :shock:
    So, Ian....what's the ups and down with this lovely lassie, anything to look out for? Spread the Gospel mate! 8) :thumbright:
     
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    Fantastic work mate!

    Matt thats rolled up grass paper which is used by model railway/roaders.

    its quite realistic.
     
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    Damn fine work Ian....well done!:D 8)
     
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    Just had to have another look Ian, as I like it so much. I just noticed two things though, if you don't mind my pointing them out.
    You've got the flaps set like ailerons; these operated down only. The ailerons are on the angle of the wingtips on the Lightning. Also, the canopy only opens fully to a little over 45 degrees. Thought I'd let you know, in case you do the same on the 1/32nd scale brute!!
    Must try to get one this time around, as yours has inspired me!
     
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    Wow! Gorgeous bird! Great work, very "muesum_like" quality!!
     
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    I agree Terry, I definitely need to get a Lightning this time...! Airfix, are you listening! :lol:
     
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    Fantastic!...I can't get over the brush work and your attenton to detail!
     
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