A Lightning in the dark.........

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    A Lightning in the dark.........

    Post  Guest on Mon Sep 13, 2010 3:35 pm

    Hello there again, this is my current project:



    Due to lack of time (what else...) this is going to be an OOB project!!!

    So, let's see what we have here...

    ...starting from the fuselage!!!






    ...and moving to the cockpit!!!



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    Re: A Lightning in the dark.........

    Post  Guest on Mon Sep 13, 2010 3:36 pm

    I would like to thank Judas Priest for providing the necessary urge to move on with this......http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4fqsvciuFU

    So, this is an OOB project as said before.........



















    .......just two complete engines and about a dozen of open panels....seems right for an OOB build!!!

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    Re: A Lightning in the dark.........

    Post  Guest on Mon Sep 13, 2010 3:37 pm

    A minor update...







































    Gentlemen, thank you for your time and attention!!!!!!!!!

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    Re: A Lightning in the dark.........

    Post  Guest on Mon Sep 13, 2010 3:39 pm

    Another small update with all the tiny details in place - or at least most of them...The canopy has already been masked and put in place and the model is ready to be primed tomorrow. Hopefully you will see it in a couple of days!!!































    Gentlemen thank you for your time and attention!!!

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    Re: A Lightning in the dark.........

    Post  Guest on Mon Sep 13, 2010 3:39 pm

    Α little update today, since the Lightning was primed, pre-shaded (unfortunately forgot to take photos...) and given the first colour coat using Testord Stainless Steel from their Metaliser range...

    Here it is with a coat of primer (Hycote grey)














    And here it is with the first coat of Testors..........














    Gentlemen thank you for your time and attention!!!!!!!!!!

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    Re: A Lightning in the dark.........

    Post  Guest on Mon Sep 13, 2010 3:40 pm

    Another minor update today with more aluminium, titanium, steel, smoke and blue!!!!!!!!!!























    Gentlemen thank you for your time and attention!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Re: A Lightning in the dark.........

    Post  bcauchi on Mon Sep 13, 2010 9:10 pm

    Great work there Thanos, love all the hardware you added. Did you buff the metallizer or not yet? Looks very raw. Beautiful detailing job.

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    Re: A Lightning in the dark.........

    Post  Guest on Mon Sep 13, 2010 9:55 pm

    Thank you Brian!!!
    I used Model Masters metalizers on this one, although I think I should have used Alclad...Anyway, some pictures show the Lightning pretty weathered, whereas some others (well, most of them...) show it shiny and polished...I guess that must be some kind of protective anti-corrosion treatment...

    Any suggestions???

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    Re: A Lightning in the dark.........

    Post  skyhigh on Mon Sep 13, 2010 10:17 pm

    Some serious detail you made there welldone ...

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    Re: A Lightning in the dark.........

    Post  Guest on Mon Sep 13, 2010 10:49 pm

    Thank you my friend!!!

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    Re: A Lightning in the dark.........

    Post  Ray on Tue Sep 14, 2010 12:00 am

    Where is the pilot? Is he not happy anymore Crying or Very sad ? Laughing

    Great work Thanos Twisted Evil

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    Re: A Lightning in the dark.........

    Post  Guest on Tue Sep 14, 2010 1:12 am

    Thanx!!!
    I'm currently trying to finish another project which started about two years ago, but I think that the next update will be ready in a few days!!! Rolling Eyes

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    Re: A Lightning in the dark.........

    Post  bcauchi on Tue Sep 14, 2010 8:15 pm

    Thanos, is that metallizer buffed? If it is, it needs to be redone. If you redo it, DO NOT for whatever reason use the sealing medium from Testors. It just ruins the entire metallic effect. Use any other gloss varnish to seal it in but not the one from Testors. I even tried Future and it worked well.

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    Re: A Lightning in the dark.........

    Post  Guest on Wed Sep 15, 2010 12:10 am

    Thank you my friend!!! I'll keep that in mind!!!

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    Re: A Lightning in the dark.........

    Post  J.Fenech on Wed Sep 15, 2010 4:28 am

    Great detail work you have done, very well done indeed. Is it the F2A version? About the metallic finish and judging from the pictures, I am not that convinced about the overall effect. On a small note, the gun ports look too shallow.

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    Re: A Lightning in the dark.........

    Post  Guest on Wed Sep 15, 2010 10:16 am

    Well, I'm a bit confused with all those marks and the conversion........I think yes. As for the metallic finish, it's not over yet...and the gun ports are the kit items...

    Thank you so much for your notes my friend!!! Smile

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    Re: A Lightning in the dark.........

    Post  Guest on Wed Oct 06, 2010 9:06 pm

    And now the big guns............The Lightning was painted with Alclad paints after some panels had been coated in black gloss enamel. Gloss varnish came next for the decals, which were positioned without any trouble. Next - and final - update will include some weathering, matt varnish and all the tiny details!!!























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    Re: A Lightning in the dark.........

    Post  bcauchi on Thu Oct 07, 2010 6:32 pm

    I think it looks good however, you need to have the demarcation on the nose anti dazzle panel a bit neater. Also, i don;t know why your bare metal finishes are so dull. What finish did you use? It needs a bit more sheen and somehow it has lost its metallic look.

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    Re: A Lightning in the dark.........

    Post  Guest on Thu Oct 07, 2010 7:53 pm

    The demarcation lines will be corrected along with some other details on the way!!! As for the metal finish, some panels were masked and sprayed with gloss black enamel and then the whole model was given a coat of Alclad aluminium...I didn't want it to be that glossy and shiny... Rolling Eyes

    Thank you Brian anyway!!!!!!

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    Re: A Lightning in the dark.........

    Post  bcauchi on Fri Oct 08, 2010 6:01 am

    I can understand your concern about having a shiny model but with metal finishes, if you dull them a lot they loose the metal effect. In my opinion, and this is only my opinion, it needs a bit of sheen to retain the metal effect. When it is too matt, the surface somehow starts to look grainy and sprayed.

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    Re: A Lightning in the dark.........

    Post  Guest on Fri Oct 08, 2010 7:41 am

    Any suggestions for the next NMF project my friend???

    Thank you!!! Wink

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