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Offline TallEng

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Re: The almost predictable Lightning
« Reply #90 on: October 14, 2014, 08:53:02 pm »
Looking good  :thumbsup: I especially like the stencil detail on the Sidewinders,
Makes them look a lot better.
The Squadron badge on the fin looks to me to be too big, it reminds me of one of II(AC)'s Jaguar special
Schemes withe a big full colour Squadron badge on a black fin.
If you wanted a Sqn. Badge on the fin I'd suggest one about 1/4 the size positioned above
The Fin flash. (Buts that's just me :rolleyes:)

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Re: The almost predictable Lightning
« Reply #91 on: October 14, 2014, 11:42:37 pm »
Thanks for the enthusiasm gentlemen, it did turn out pretty much as I envisaged it before the build started, and I'm glad I gave up on the wing tip tank idea, it's spikey enoigh as it is! This morning one overwing tank is leaning at a drunken angle after two attempts at glueing it into position, I think superglue is called for....  :banghead:

I sized the squadron crest to be the same as the ones carried by 19 and 92 Sqdns. in their F2As, as supplied in the original kit. The primary problem making it any smaller is trimming the decal to shape as it has to be printed on white decal paper to get the colours right. It was difficult enough as it is, any smaller and I'd need an electron microscope!  :o

I looked at it more and more y'day evening and I think I'll delete it, as Chris said it's just a bit too fussy.

Amazingly the decals on the 'winders consist only one one piece. They come from the late lamented Airfix weapons set and the brown and yellow rings are just one decal, the rest of the 'detail'  is strategically placed black paint.
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Re: The almost predictable Lightning
« Reply #92 on: October 15, 2014, 12:12:37 am »
Looks good kit, BTW the 4 sqdn badge was used on the Harrier retirement scheme in 2010 and is available in either the History of 4 Sqdn or the harrier retirement sets by Xtradecal. Might be worth asking around to see if anybody has those decals in 1/48th for you to use.
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Re: The almost predictable Lightning
« Reply #93 on: October 15, 2014, 01:38:13 am »
Good job.  I'd be tempted to leave it with just one crest and see who notices.
Fred

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