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Hockeyboy76

H's build no1. Tamiya Lightning F6 FINISHED

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So first up in 1 24hr superhero go is Tamiya's 1/100 Lightning F6. To be fitted in around GP qualifying & finished before I start on the Truck 2mrw. 

Lets get crackingi

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Very interesting! Can't wait to see your build of this - especially in superhero mode! Good luck! :thumbsup:

Kind regards,

Stix

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Thanks guys. 

@SleeperService

They are on sale at emodels £3ish. 

30 mins in, cockpit sides & seat painted, going for an inflight build so u/c doors fitted up. There are no decals for walk ways on wings and black strips on underside tank so these will need to be painted. Luckily there are some mould lines to use. 

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Excellent!  I've recently discovered the joy of these little kits too (I'm just finishing a Starfighter). :popcorn:

Cliff

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Great start and looking good!

Kind regards,

Stix

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Time for a qualifying break. Hope Max Verstappen does well. 

This is where I'm at now

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Looks like a Lightning. 

Suprised by how much filler is needed, especially from a Tamiya kit. She's now drying under a coat of Tamiya aircraft silver. 

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3 minutes ago, Hockeyboy76 said:

Hope Max Verstappen does well. 

I bet Daniel Ricciardo does as well! My friend Pauline is sticking pins into her Lewis Hamilton doll as I type. That's come along fast. Tamiya needing filler though? Most unusual. Perhaps a different team of designers?

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It's a bit of a mixed bag. Kit has really good u/c and detail on fuse & wings, but front u/c bay is none existent and raised panel lines on back wings. A nice seat but no cockpit detail, to be honest I have seen better detail in Revell 1/144 kits, but for ease of build & a 24 hr kit it will do. 

Lunch. 

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Bovril & marmalade on toast. Obviously not together, that would just be wrong. 

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In defence of Tamiya's Lightning, it does date back to 1968. I'm a little older, and I could use some filler, so I think we can be forgiving. :)

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7 hours ago, Hockeyboy76 said:

Time for a qualifying break. Hope Max Verstappen does well. 

This is where I'm at now

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Looks like a Lightning. 

Suprised by how much filler is needed, especially from a Tamiya kit. She's now drying under a coat of Tamiya aircraft silver. 

First time I've been on this GB otherwise I'd have warned you about the amount of time consuming filling required:hourglass:. Good luck with the rest of your build.

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6 hours ago, Rob G said:

In defence of Tamiya's Lightning, it does date back to 1968. I'm a little older, and I could use some filler, so I think we can be forgiving. :)

WOW! I didn't know they were even around then.

4 hours ago, Hockeyboy76 said:

Learning point. 

Tamiya rattle can paint reacts to Humbrol acrylic gloss varnish. 

Duly noted in the little book of paint issues. Thank You.

27 minutes ago, Hockeyboy76 said:

May have to split this into a two dayer. Humbrol black isn't drying for the walkways. 

Uh oh I hope you're not the subject of Mr Humbrol's dark attention this year.

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@SleeperService

yep it looks like Mr Humbrol is against me.

The Matt black is still tacky, so that's it for today, switching this to the two 12 hr stints. Have already completed a Lancaster with little H so that's one superhero build. 

Heres where we are now with a sneak peak of build No 3, for 2mrw & Monday. 

TTFN

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Great sesh, great start..not so sure bout the bovril on toast ha

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2 hours ago, Valkyrie said:

Great sesh, great start..not so sure bout the bovril on toast ha

Food of the Gods. Try it with mashed banana :worthy:

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So day two on build 1. 

Things to do

Gloss coat, decals, weathering, pitot, missiles & wing tanks to fit. 

Lets get cracking,

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Decaling has begun. 

Got a little sidetracked with the GP. 

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And finished

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Weathering & final bits and bobs to go. 

 

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Finished. 

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Off outside to get some better pics for the gallery. 

This ones going to be hung from the ceiling in Little H's room. 

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Great job HB!  I am so impressed by you chaps who get aircraft kits finished so quickly and so well! :thumbsup:

Kind regards,

Stix

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