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matto21 last won the day on November 30 2012

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  1. This is going to be my last post on BM for some time. Life is about to change significantly for me, and modelling will have to take an increasingly back seat. Thanks to those who followed my WIP thread for the above model. All the best Matt
  2. Hi all, Here's my finished Lightning. Hopefully it captures the look of the Lightning well but the kit was not without its challenges to build. I used a replacement resin cockpit and wheels from Barracuda Studios and a pitot tube from Master Models. All of the painting was done using a combination of Mr Hobby and Ammo acrylics. I also used the kit supplied decals. Hope you like it! Thanks for looking. Matt
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    Eduard 1:48 Bf 109 F-4

    Small update: Done some work in the cockpit. I really don't like PE belts - they're just too flat - so I made my own. Ok, they're not super-detailed but they're a bit more 3D. All chipping was done with a silver pencil. Matt
  4. Hi all, With the Lightning almost finished, I thought I'd start my next project. I've only recently bought this from the lovely folk at MJW Models but I wanted to get started ASAP! There are several interesting schemes in this boxing but I've been wanting to do Marseille's aircraft for ages! I hope you'll join me for this - as usual it won't be quick! Unfortunately some of the glazing parts were missing so I've emailed Eduard for replacements. While I wait I'm going to crack on. Hopefully I'll be able to take some RFI pics of the Lightning at the weekend! Thanks Matt
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    Airfix 1:72 Lightning F6

    Almost finished! Just needs to unmask the canopy parts and apply a flat coat to everything and I can call her done! Matt
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    Airfix 1:72 Lightning F6

    One hour of fiddling later I can say that yes, they are a right faff to fit!
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    Airfix 1:72 Lightning F6

    I haven't actually fitted the doors yet but I'm not expecting great things fit wise!
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    Airfix 1:72 Lightning F6

    She's finally on her own feet! I still have concerns about the rear undercarriage legs as they aren't the most rock solid. I guess time will tell. Matt
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    Airfix 1:72 Lightning F6

    Today's progress has been about trying to get this bird on her own feet. The gear legs (complete with annoying butt jointed parts) are drying elsewhere but the hubs look great with a wash to highlight the detail. I'll paint the tyres tomorrow! Matt
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    Airfix 1:72 Lightning F6

    Thanks for the info. You're not the bearer of bad news - I'm yet to build a model that is 100% accurate. I'm a "if it looks ok, it's ok" type of modeller!
  11. Really impressive work. How did you represent the folds on the headrest cushion? You mentioned the "JMV method", can you explain a bit more? Sorry, if you've already explained, I've read through the thread but might have missed it.
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    Airfix 1:72 Lightning F6

    Thanks for the comment. It is mottled - this is more to do with the style of painting and has little reflection on reality I'm ashamed to say!
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    Airfix 1:72 Lightning F6

    John - can't be helped, modelling is fun. Apparently! Steve - thanks for the tip. My next step is to get her on her own legs so we'll see then if I put enough weight in the nose...
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    Airfix 1:72 Lightning F6

    Using Mr Hobby acrylics and Ammo gloss varnish. No big deal, wouldn't be a model of mine if there wasn't some patching up to do!