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    Lightning T-4

    Post  J.Fenech on Mon Feb 15, 2010 8:47 pm

    My first ever conversion will be the lightning T4 using the CMK conversion kit.






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    Very nice job

    Post  Luke on Mon Feb 15, 2010 8:50 pm

    Very nice job Joseph , realy looking forward to see it ready Very Happy

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    Re: Lightning T-4

    Post  J.Fenech on Mon Feb 15, 2010 8:52 pm

    Still in the early stages, but hopefully soon will be ready Rolling Eyes Twisted Evil Twisted Evil

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    Re: Lightning T-4

    Post  Ray on Mon Feb 15, 2010 10:08 pm

    Make my post on the other thread ELIGIBLE for this one as well cheers

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    Re: Lightning T-4

    Post  bcauchi on Tue Feb 16, 2010 8:16 am

    Prosit Joe, this is coming along nicely. Willyou one day give us a lecture on how to work so neat so fast? You are the fastest airbrush in the WEST.

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    Re: Lightning T-4

    Post  Joseph on Tue Feb 16, 2010 12:52 pm

    Nice work, is the new nose part resin and I think that you have to remove the plastic kit part? Have you already dry fitted everything?

    Interior very nice, prosit.

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    Re: Lightning T-4

    Post  William on Tue Feb 16, 2010 1:44 pm

    Very fast and good work:)


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    Re: Lightning T-4

    Post  J.Fenech on Tue Feb 16, 2010 7:16 pm

    As you wish brian, but really there ain't any secrets, just good paint dilution, which for I have not standard, just dilute + spray and adjusting according to my like. Added to that I do a lot of fine sanding thus reducing not elimating completely any nics such as dust. hair etcc.. in between spray painting layers.

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    Re: Lightning T-4

    Post  J.Fenech on Tue Feb 16, 2010 7:20 pm

    Joseph wrote:Nice work, is the new nose part resin and I think that you have to remove the plastic kit part? Have you already dry fitted everything?

    Interior very nice, prosit.

    J

    the nose part is all resin, including the wheel well/nose cone. It is from CMK. I have yet to cut the fuselage, and I think it will not be that straight foward. Will post more pics when more progres is made.. Thanks.

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    Re: Lightning T-4

    Post  skyhigh on Tue Feb 16, 2010 7:46 pm

    Joe what do you have in mind , neautral metal or camouflage.. cheers

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    Re: Lightning T-4

    Post  J.Fenech on Tue Feb 16, 2010 8:03 pm

    skyhigh wrote:Joe what do you have in mind , neautral metal or camouflage.. cheers


    natural metal please, and red, red, red. It will be XM989, of No.56 sqn. See link for pic of the real one

    http://www.aviation-picture-hangar.co.uk/xm989.html

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    Re: Lightning T-4

    Post  skyhigh on Tue Feb 16, 2010 8:15 pm

    It's very colourful ,but I would have suggest insted of always the 56's ,I was going to give you another option but now it's done uh...

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    Re: Lightning T-4

    Post  J.Fenech on Tue Feb 16, 2010 8:17 pm

    yep, I had thought about this one, but I will this scheme on a single seater + chris done already a T4 with yellow stripes.

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    Re: Lightning T-4

    Post  bcauchi on Wed Feb 17, 2010 7:51 am

    Great choice of camo Joe, what are you going to use for the BMF?

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    Re: Lightning T-4

    Post  J.Fenech on Wed Feb 17, 2010 11:13 am

    bcauchi wrote:Great choice of camo Joe, what are you going to use for the BMF?


    Alcad II

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    Re: Lightning T-4

    Post  bcauchi on Wed Feb 17, 2010 11:28 am

    I am curious to see how it comes out. Is it your first time using it?

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    Re: Lightning T-4

    Post  in nannu pec on Wed Feb 17, 2010 2:57 pm

    Wicked scheme Joseph......brilliant..... Very Happy Very Happy
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    Re: Lightning T-4

    Post  Ray on Wed Feb 17, 2010 5:09 pm

    What is this Alcad II? Is it some wicked potion for bare metal effect?

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    Re: Lightning T-4

    Post  J.Fenech on Wed Feb 17, 2010 5:32 pm

    have done some trials with this alcad and I can say that I like it. It needs a good clean gloss base, such as gloss black, it is resistant to masking cheers but it still needs to be sealed for protection. It dries fairly quick and is not acrylic.

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    Re: Lightning T-4

    Post  AdriaN on Thu Feb 18, 2010 6:58 pm

    I have 2 alclad metallic paints. I havnt tried them yet!!
    When your done FJ, can u pls give a list of the names of the paints used?
    I am gonna have a bmf on my F84 (when i start it) and im quite ignorant when it comes to alclad and shades..

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    Re: Lightning T-4

    Post  J.Fenech on Thu Feb 18, 2010 8:16 pm

    don't worry adrian, will do, but it is still a bit away.

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    Re: Lightning T-4

    Post  Guest on Thu Feb 18, 2010 8:48 pm

    For the bare metal areas I'm using testors metalizers range. Is alclad better?

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    Re: Lightning T-4

    Post  AdriaN on Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:51 pm

    I have just one Testors metalizer, and again... never used it :/
    I have been told and also read, it is very weak and sensitive to touch! you must seal it immediately and is very weak to masking.
    Alclad it seems is the total opposite...

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    Re: Lightning T-4

    Post  Noel Petroni on Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:07 pm

    What is this Alcad II? Is it some wicked potion for bare metal effect?

    As far as I know "Alcad" means 'solvent based'

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    Re: Lightning T-4

    Post  Guest on Thu Feb 18, 2010 11:22 pm

    Yes it's very sensitive to touch but after you seal it it's ok. They also respond well to polishing.

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