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    Re: EE Lightning F-6

    Post  skyhigh on Fri May 03, 2013 6:26 am

    spitfire5b wrote:
    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

    Your welcome, Cyril... cheers ...that was my intention.. Arrow

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    Re: EE Lightning F-6

    Post  Cyril. on Fri May 03, 2013 6:27 pm

    Today I took this model out from storage, it is an AIRFIX kit in 1/72 scale. Very Happy Very Happy
    It is all hand painted and believe it or not it is about 47 years old, I had built it when I was about 18,
    a few years ago. Evil or Very Mad


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    Re: EE Lightning F-6

    Post  skyhigh on Fri May 03, 2013 7:53 pm

    With that scheme will look Brillant Cyril...... cheers

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    Re: EE Lightning F-6

    Post  Paul Salomone on Sat May 04, 2013 8:56 am

    Brilliant job Cyril.

    Well done - another masterpiece added to your collection.

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    Re: EE Lightning F-6

    Post  bcauchi on Sat May 04, 2013 1:44 pm

    Nice work on the seat Cyril. The colour scheme is a difficult choice, camo is really nice but so is bare metal. The plane looks good in any of the schemes. I believe there was also a solid green upper colour scheme which is also really nice. If you want something difficult but looking good, go for bare metal.

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    Re: EE Lightning F-6

    Post  Cyril. on Sat May 04, 2013 4:52 pm

    bcauchi wrote:Nice work on the seat Cyril. The colour scheme is a difficult choice, camo is really nice but so is bare metal. The plane looks good in any of the schemes. I believe there was also a solid green upper colour scheme which is also really nice. If you want something difficult but looking good, go for bare metal.


    Thanks to everyone for the compliments Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

    As far as I know the solid green ones were F-2, stationed in Germany, mine is an F-6.

    I have finally made up my mind what scheme to use, Smile For now I will keep it to myself to see how it goes. Cool

    I am sure you will like it. Very Happy Very Happy

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    Re: EE Lightning F-6

    Post  skyhigh on Sat May 04, 2013 5:09 pm

    spitfire5b wrote:
    bcauchi wrote:Nice work on the seat Cyril. The colour scheme is a difficult choice, camo is really nice but so is bare metal. The plane looks good in any of the schemes. I believe there was also a solid green upper colour scheme which is also really nice. If you want something difficult but looking good, go for bare metal.


    Thanks to everyone for the compliments Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

    As far as I know the solid green ones were F-2, stationed in Germany, mine is an F-6.

    I have finally made up my mind what scheme to use, Smile For now I will keep it to myself to see how it goes. Cool

    I am sure you will like it. Very Happy Very Happy

    cheers Cyril as long as your happy ...no matter what ..enjoy your modeling time.... cheers

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    Re: EE Lightning F-6

    Post  in nannu pec on Sat May 04, 2013 5:52 pm

    Awesome work Cyril....love to see this finished in the Camo scheme ...prosit xbin
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    Re: EE Lightning F-6

    Post  Cyril. on Mon May 06, 2013 11:27 pm

    New gun ports added made from SS tubing cut and sanded to fit.
    These will be painted over.



    Work has also been started on the undercarriage, which consists of kit as well as resin parts.
    I am not yet quite sure about the scissor joint which seems to be protruding outwards as well as backwards. It is just beneath the brake pipes.
    See the photo below, what do you think? lol!


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    Re: EE Lightning F-6

    Post  skyhigh on Tue May 07, 2013 6:25 am

    Unique Shape........ cheers

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    Re: EE Lightning F-6

    Post  Ray on Tue May 07, 2013 6:27 pm

    Looks menacing from the front Suspect

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    Re: EE Lightning F-6

    Post  bcauchi on Wed May 08, 2013 8:37 pm

    i can assure you that it was every bit as deadly as it looked.

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    Re: EE Lightning F-6

    Post  in nannu pec on Thu May 09, 2013 11:48 am

    Ray wrote:Looks menacing from the front Suspect


    An Ugly but beautiful brute Smile......brilliant work Cyril
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    Re: EE Lightning F-6

    Post  smallia on Thu May 09, 2013 1:00 pm


    Even though this aircraft looks like a pregnant over and under shotgun, you're still doing a great job SmileSmileSmile

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    Re: EE Lightning F-6

    Post  Cyril. on Thu May 09, 2013 11:19 pm

    Thank you guys. Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

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    EE Lightning F-6

    Post  Paul Salomone on Fri May 10, 2013 7:33 am

    Putting in the detail is the most difficult issue, but rewarding in the end.

    Prosit Cyril.

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    Re: EE Lightning F-6

    Post  Cyril. on Thu Jan 23, 2014 3:23 pm

    Well here it is finally ready after a long break,

    Hope you like it.




    The three greys scheme is not really that noticable, the demarcation is just above the roundel in front of the wing leading edge.









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    Re: EE Lightning F-6

    Post  iCocker on Thu Jan 23, 2014 4:32 pm

    Not to be a pest but the groundwork distracts from the overall look of that beautiful bird, looks overscale the texture I am assuming it reflects concrete?

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    Re: EE Lightning F-6

    Post  Ray on Thu Jan 23, 2014 5:51 pm

    iCocker wrote:Not to be a pest but the groundwork distracts from the overall look of that beautiful bird, looks overscale the texture I am assuming it reflects concrete?

    I echo Ivan's pain  Sad 

    Great model nonetheless  cheers 

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    Re: EE Lightning F-6

    Post  Noel Petroni on Thu Jan 23, 2014 7:33 pm

    Very nice, Cyril.

    Very neat and I love the detailed lines.

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    Re: EE Lightning F-6

    Post  olivermifsud on Thu Jan 23, 2014 8:32 pm

    nice job

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    Re: EE Lightning F-6

    Post  skyhigh on Thu Jan 23, 2014 9:18 pm

    Beautiful finished model Cyril , the detail looks great ,..welldone ... but the base is as already told you does not do the justice ...... try for print base.. or have an idea to make one ..if I were you I go for a beige tarmac to do some contrast

    http://aeroscale.kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=136716

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    Re: EE Lightning F-6

    Post  Cyril. on Thu Jan 23, 2014 10:06 pm

    Thanks to everyone for the positive coments. Very Happy 
    Regarding the base, I agree that the texture is a bit overscale. I started off with very fine black granules glued to the base board, but I made the mistake of glueing a second layer, this caused the overscale.

    I will have to give it a new surface. I love Marco's idea of the printed base, I will try and make something similar. Idea

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    Re: EE Lightning F-6

    Post  bcauchi on Fri Jan 24, 2014 7:19 pm

    Brilliant work Cyril, an awesome model. Just fix the base and you have a winner!!! Would love to see some close up shots.

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    Re: EE Lightning F-6

    Post  Tancred on Fri Jan 24, 2014 7:21 pm

    Nice work Cyril  Cool 


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