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Re: The almost predictable Lightning
« Reply #60 on: October 10, 2014, 07:29:02 am »
If I were building modern (grey aircraft) that would be exactly my approach  :thumbsup:
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Re: The almost predictable Lightning
« Reply #61 on: October 10, 2014, 10:16:46 am »
Half of the PR9 is grey and half is green, and the third half is blue......

Maybe I'll just stencil the grey bit?  ;) ;D :lol:
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Re: The almost predictable Lightning
« Reply #62 on: October 10, 2014, 12:40:31 pm »
...the third half ......


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Re: The almost predictable Lightning
« Reply #63 on: October 10, 2014, 01:47:44 pm »
Half of the PR9 is grey and half is green, and the third half is blue......

Maybe I'll just stencil the grey bit?  ;) ;D :lol:

that doesnt leave many bare metal halves ;)
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Re: The almost predictable Lightning
« Reply #64 on: October 10, 2014, 03:15:17 pm »
Half of the PR9 is grey and half is green, and the third half is blue......

Maybe I'll just stencil the grey bit?  ;) ;D :lol:

that doesnt leave many bare metal halves ;)

True, but on painted Lightnings the only bare metal bits were the inlets, the exhausts and a small bit under each wing root. That makes six halves I think..............  ;D :lol:
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Re: The almost predictable Lightning
« Reply #65 on: October 11, 2014, 02:53:19 am »
Six (swift) halves?  I used to call that lunch...
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Re: The almost predictable Lightning
« Reply #66 on: October 11, 2014, 01:41:01 pm »
I never thought I'd say this, but decalling this PR9 is driving me NUTS!  :banghead:

I'm not applying all the ones on the sheet by any means, but even so there's loads of the darn things. I want to get the landing gear fitted and then I can add all the bits and pieces, but it's taking an age to get that far.
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Re: The almost predictable Lightning
« Reply #67 on: October 13, 2014, 02:41:05 am »
Right, that's it!  :banghead:

I've had enough of this stupid stencilling, I can't see most of them anyway and the model will look as if it's been shot blasted if I add any more. I'm going to be looking out for RW models of F2As and F6s at Telford to see if their builders have plastered their models with them.

Final assembly today and tomorrow, followed by the tiny bits and pieces that I've forgotten to paint of course.



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Re: The almost predictable Lightning
« Reply #68 on: October 13, 2014, 04:07:11 am »
So the black squares on the bottom are the camera windows?

Looking good.
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Re: The almost predictable Lightning
« Reply #69 on: October 13, 2014, 04:28:16 am »
So the black squares on the bottom are the camera windows?

Looking good.

They are indeed, but I'm just doing some Mk 2 windows with frames and some 'reflection marks' which I'll apply on top of the existing ones. I think they look a bit too plain as they are.
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Re: The almost predictable Lightning
« Reply #70 on: October 13, 2014, 08:21:11 am »
The recce windows turned out great! 

Also think you stopped at the right time with the stenciling, there is indeed a thing as "too much" in this scale.  You got the important ones.

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Re: The almost predictable Lightning
« Reply #71 on: October 13, 2014, 08:24:33 am »
Very nice. Love the underside colour, really makes this one stand out.

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Re: The almost predictable Lightning
« Reply #72 on: October 13, 2014, 08:34:16 am »
This is looking great Kit: the PRU blue really suites it.

The recce windows turned out great!  

Also think you stopped at the right time with the stenciling, there is indeed a thing as "too much" in this scale.  You got the important ones.

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Re: The almost predictable Lightning
« Reply #73 on: October 13, 2014, 11:03:43 am »
AAAGGGHHHHH!!!!    :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:

I've got the gear installed OK, and started to attach the overwing tanks. Scraped off the paint where the pylon would fit and did the same on the pylon itself, applied the glue (not much of course) and placed the tank on the wing, ensuring it was vertical. Held up the model to check the  alignment and the tank tipped over and fell off...........

....... onto the floor (I heard it hit the floor) and it vanished totally!

I've moved everything in sight, got two powerful torches and just can't find it.  :banghead:

That brings the build to a grinding halt as I can't just fit one tank and although I could use the tanks from the Airfix F6 I've already used all the decals. As most of them are white I can't print any off so the only solution is to buy another F6 kit, 17.00!!!!!  :o
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Re: The almost predictable Lightning
« Reply #74 on: October 13, 2014, 11:22:19 am »
take a deep breath. Leave the room for a few hours, calm down then have another look.

Doesnt always work but better than the bull in a china shop meathod.
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