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Gekko_1

Burkina faso F.6b Lightning

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Gekko_1    670

OK guys, here's the profile for the jet I'll be doing. :pumpkin:

BurkinaFasoLVis.jpg

I'll be building the Trumpeter 72nd scale kit with some aftermarket bits added to it too. :banghead:

I'll be creating a small background story here for this particular jet, however the bulk of the story can be found here:

http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=16534

Hopefully I'll be able to add some more to that story soon :wicked:

Cheers

Richard.

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Daniel    44

Now this is good, I have followed all of the other thread, and I am looking forward to seeing one of the profiles make it onto a model!

Dan

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Gekko_1    670

I've decided to change the profile a little. :wacko: I quite like the idea of low-vis roundels to match the fin, plus I boosted the contrast of the camouflage scheme.

bklowvisblog.jpg

I'm working on the paint mixes for this scheme and so far, using Gunze Sangyo colours, I've chosen H64 RLM Dark Green 71 for the dark green, H336 Hemp for the light tan, although a percentage of white will need to be added, and H58 Interior Green for the mid green. I may add 10% of the Hemp mix in with the H58? We'll see how things go once I do a test piece.

Here are the bits that I'll be adding

bitsoverview.jpg

They are the Aires 7206 - BAC EE Lightning F Mk. 2/6 cockpit set and Aires 7213 - BAC Lightning F.6/F.2A exhaust nozzles. And very nice they are too!

seatphotoetch.jpg

instpanel.jpg

cockpit-1.jpg

Cheers

Richard.

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I like the new adjusted profiles and I am intrigued to see how your paint mixing goes.

One of the many things I love about your profiles is how you incorporate the flags into the fins, it looks great in high and low vis and its even better when you extend the colors to the anti glare like these:

palestine.jpg

RAF31.jpg

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Ian    1,143

OK, Richard.... you have my attention :popcorn:

Ian

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Enzo Matrix    5,265
RAF31.jpg

Now that's interesting! What's the story behind that?

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Daniel    44

I have to say, I prefer the colour roundels, though the contrast change is better...

I have built this kit with the Aires cockpit, and it is great detail for 1/72.

Dan

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Gekko_1    670
Now that's interesting! What's the story behind that?

Hi Enzo,

no story for this one as yet, but I'm guessing that the Drakens and Hawkeye were downed over Africa somewhere! :hmmm:

Cheers

Richard.

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Gekko_1    670
I have to say, I prefer the colour roundels, though the contrast change is better...

Burkinahivisrdls.jpg

then there's this possibility too! :evil_laugh:

Burkinahivis.jpg

Richard.

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Daniel    44

I like this best:

Burkinahivis.jpg

But have to be honest, this is probably more 'realistic'...

Burkinahivisrdls.jpg

Sigh, do we have to be realistic...

Dan (Undecided)

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gishuk    113

the high vis coloured tail one is sweeeeeet. if we had a public vote that would be where mine went, not that the other one looks bad, but thats just an extra level of cool

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Gekko_1    670

OK, we have a problem! Now I'm not sure which one to build? :hypnotised:

Lightning1.jpg

Lightning2.jpg

Lightning3.jpg

Lightning4.jpg

What do you think?

Cheers

Richard.

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RussTnailZ    0

I like 1 and 4 the best but i can see number 3 being very popular. There all great really and i dont envy you having to choose one if all else fails do them all

Russ

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PaulR    628
OK, we have a problem! Now I'm not sure which one to build? :hypnotised:

Lightning1.jpg

Lightning2.jpg

Lightning3.jpg

Lightning4.jpg

What do you think?

Cheers

Richard.

I think no. 3 has to be the way forward - very African in style, with bold, bright colours!

Paul

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wadeocu    72

I like 2 - you get the 'operational' look with a splash of color for the insignia - very plausible for an early 80s operational scheme in my mind. Nice project!

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