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    EE Lightning F-6

    Post  Cyril. on Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:02 pm

    I am curently building the AIRFIX 1/48 EE Lightning F-6.
    Somehow I forgot to take photos while it was still open.


    Up till now I have replaced the cockpit tub with a resin one from Cutting Edge, which is quite detailed. I have only just started work on the ejector seat,
    so no photos for now.



    All the wheel wells have been replaced with resin ones from Aires.


    It takes a lot of sanding to fit the main wheel wells as the wing tickness is very thin.




    The colour scheme I have in mind is that of XR754


    With or without the shark's mouth.


    I think I prefer it without, but I still have to make up my mind.

    Another option would be XR728, but it is too dark.


    Hope you like, will keep you posted as I go along.

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    Re: EE Lightning F-6

    Post  Ray on Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:45 pm

    Looks very good as usual Cyril Twisted Evil

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    Re: EE Lightning F-6

    Post  Scirocco on Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:58 am

    I love that colour scheme on the Lightning (At least I'm not alone Cyril!). You can make some lovely weathering on it as well. Nice detail up to now.

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    Re: EE Lightning F-6

    Post  in nannu pec on Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:07 am

    Scirocco wrote:I love that colour scheme on the Lightning (At least I'm not alone Cyril!). You can make some lovely weathering on it as well. Nice detail up to now.


    Agree....the shark mouth is nice as well Cyril....love the intricate work...prosit
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    Re: EE Lightning F-6

    Post  Cyril. on Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:30 pm

    Thank you guys for your nice comments cheers


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    Re: EE Lightning F-6

    Post  ascomt on Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:46 pm

    Nice one Cyril.

    Progressing well....please keep us updated. bounce bounce bounce bounce bounce

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    Re: EE Lightning F-6

    Post  skyhigh on Wed Apr 24, 2013 1:15 pm

    Looking realy nice Cyril... but why grey.. Sad

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    Re: EE Lightning F-6

    Post  Cyril. on Wed Apr 24, 2013 7:49 pm

    skyhigh wrote:Looking realy nice Cyril... but why grey.. Sad


    Marco,

    I like this scheme because it consists of three greys, Very Happy
    Medium Sea Grey, Barley Grey and Light Aircraft grey.

    The weathering on these aircraft is also quite a challenge, don't you think so?


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    Re: EE Lightning F-6

    Post  skyhigh on Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:09 pm

    spitfire5b wrote:
    skyhigh wrote:Looking realy nice Cyril... but why grey.. Sad


    Marco,

    I like this scheme because it consists of three greys, Very Happy
    Medium Sea Grey, Barley Grey and Light Aircraft grey.

    The weathering on these aircraft is also quite a challenge, don't you think so?


    No sorry, I don't agree in my opinion I like them early schemes.. but after all it's your model , Cyril do as you like .. even green and grey are nice ...just my 2 cents... cheers

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    Re: EE Lightning F-6

    Post  skyhigh on Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:13 pm

    What do you think....


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    Re: EE Lightning F-6

    Post  bcauchi on Thu Apr 25, 2013 6:11 pm

    Lovely work Cyril, i love that plane, it is going to be a beauty!

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    Re: EE Lightning F-6

    Post  Noel Petroni on Thu Apr 25, 2013 10:01 pm

    Nice work!!

    What plane is that? Looks like the Jagdtiger of AFV's!! Huge and ugly but beautiful!

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    Re: EE Lightning F-6

    Post  Cyril. on Thu Apr 25, 2013 10:13 pm

    skyhigh wrote:
    spitfire5b wrote:
    skyhigh wrote:Looking realy nice Cyril... but why grey.. Sad


    Marco,

    I like this scheme because it consists of three greys, Very Happy
    Medium Sea Grey, Barley Grey and Light Aircraft grey.

    The weathering on these aircraft is also quite a challenge, don't you think so?


    No sorry, I don't agree in my opinion I like them early schemes.. but after all it's your model , Cyril do as you like .. even green and grey are nice ...just my 2 cents... cheers

    Marco,

    If you don't agree with my choice of scheme, that is not my problem, Sad I like the photo of XR765, Very Happy but I don't like the traditional WW2 colours of Ocean Grey and Dark Green. Evil or Very Mad I would like to have something different.

    If I had to change my mind I would go for a bare metal finish using Alclad 2 paints, the problem is would which one?

    Like this one, I mean. But this is an F-2, mine is an F-6.


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    Re: EE Lightning F-6

    Post  Cyril. on Thu Apr 25, 2013 10:18 pm

    Noel Petroni wrote:Nice work!!

    What plane is that? Looks like the Jagdtiger of AFV's!! Huge and ugly but beautiful!




    Noel, Rolling Eyes

    It is an English Electric Lightning F-6 Very Happy

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    Re: EE Lightning F-6

    Post  Wayne on Thu Apr 25, 2013 10:31 pm

    I know I'm probably the only soul in the world to think this but I genuinely think that the Lightning is one of the ugliest planes that ever took off.

    BUT... you're doing a lovely job with the model Cyril, and another British classic rolling off your production line.

    Looking forward to see more.


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    Re: EE Lightning F-6

    Post  Ray on Thu Apr 25, 2013 10:48 pm

    Wayne wrote:I know I'm probably the only soul in the world to think this but I genuinely think that the Lightning is one of the ugliest planes that ever took off.

    BUT... you're doing a lovely job with the model Cyril, and another British classic rolling off your production line.

    Looking forward to see more.

    No you're not Wayne, I think so as well cheers

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    Re: EE Lightning F-6

    Post  Cyril. on Thu Apr 25, 2013 10:51 pm

    [quote="Wayne"]I know I'm probably the only soul in the world to think this but I genuinely think that the Lightning is one of the ugliest planes that ever took off.

    BUT... you're doing a lovely job with the model Cyril, and another British classic rolling off your production line.

    Looking forward to see more.[/quote


    I don't think it is ugly, Sad more strange for that time, it's like a Javlin with the centre part of the wing missing, and it was a mach 2 aircraft for as early as the late fifties. Looking head on it is quite stealthy. Smile

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    Re: EE Lightning F-6

    Post  skyhigh on Fri Apr 26, 2013 1:34 pm

    [quote="spitfire5b"]
    Wayne wrote:I know I'm probably the only soul in the world to think this but I genuinely think that the Lightning is one of the ugliest planes that ever took off.

    BUT... you're doing a lovely job with the model Cyril, and another British classic rolling off your production line.

    Looking forward to see more.[/quote


    I don't think it is ugly, Sad more strange for that time, it's like a Javlin with the centre part of the wing missing, and it was a mach 2 aircraft for as early as the late fifties. Looking head on it is quite stealthy. Smile



    Oh come Wayne , this aircraft is a beauty for it's time...

    Cyril I don't think you understand me I told you I like them early schemes.. but after all it's your model ..

    And if you go for metal , well we use to see them very often back in the 70's in Malta.. F6....









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    Re: EE Lightning F-6

    Post  Cyril. on Wed May 01, 2013 10:34 pm

    Just finished detailing the the resin ejector seat. Very Happy

    Very colourful and detailed. I'm pleased with it.









    See you next time. lol!

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    Re: EE Lightning F-6

    Post  Robert on Wed May 01, 2013 11:11 pm

    Such nice detail.very nice

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    Re: EE Lightning F-6

    Post  Ray on Wed May 01, 2013 11:45 pm

    Looks spot on Cyril Twisted Evil

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    Re: EE Lightning F-6

    Post  Cyril. on Thu May 02, 2013 10:03 pm

    skyhigh wrote:What do you think....




    Marco, Very Happy

    I have been doing some reserch about the colour scheme of the aircraft above and found that the colours are Dark Sea Grey, Dark Green and natural aluminium.

    I found profiles of Lightnings of the same era, but some how the grey looks much lighter, like Mid Sea Grey. Do you know the FS numbers of the colours used at the time?

    I remember Alex pointing out that Vulcan XH558 has a different kind of Grey and Green, now that aircraft is from the same time as the Lightning, so could there be different colours? Surprised

    How about the demarcation line, it is very sharp with no fading.

    I agree with you that post war aircraft look better in the earlier scheme Laughing
    Any information is welcome, Thanks Very Happy

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    Re: EE Lightning F-6

    Post  skyhigh on Thu May 02, 2013 11:24 pm

    Thank God .. you see Ray I was right ...

    leave it to me Cyril, I wiil find you the correct colours..and yes the lines are hard , as you sad and they realy look.... cheers viva la difference.. xi pjacir.. lol! lol!

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    Re: EE Lightning F-6

    Post  skyhigh on Thu May 02, 2013 11:28 pm

    some guide Cyril...

    http://www.ipmsstockholm.org/colorcharts/stuff_eng_colorcharts_uk.htm

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    Re: EE Lightning F-6

    Post  Cyril. on Thu May 02, 2013 11:40 pm

    skyhigh wrote:some guide Cyril...

    http://www.ipmsstockholm.org/colorcharts/stuff_eng_colorcharts_uk.htm


    Thanks Marco,

    This chart is fantastic, I just gave it a slight glance and it answers most of my questions. cheers

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