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Airfix 1/48 Lightning F.6 "QRA"

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Brilliant job, looks awesome

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A beautiful model. The retracting landing gear really brings it to life.

 

Tony.

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I really like the way you've done this. Personally, I'm OK with a bit of artistic license. You've captured the dynamic of the aircraft very well indeed. Good job!

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Hello,

You did a great job on your frightening !! Look ace !!

And great idea for a dynamic diorama, Congratulations !

Sincerely.

CC

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Great work!

Take off dios ate really fantastic I think!

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Really pleased to get so much positive feedback for this one. Thanks everyone!

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Brilliant way to display a lighting, like the way you have mounted it by the wing and not the fuselage keeps the stand out of the way.

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I love a Lightning - and I love the way you have posed your's to improve the 'Lightning Effect'.

 

I think you may be interested in this video of how to create jet engine effects.  Not mine, I found it on YouTube one day and thought I would love to give this a go one day.

 

 

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great work on the model, but my only criticism would be that the base is too short. A longer blurred base would make the jey look like it was travelling faster.

 

Great model though!

 

Andy

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Thanks for the further comments. Very cool effect in that video. (I agree about the length of the base Andy, but it didn't 'click' until I'd finished.)

 

Gareth

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Very very cool!

 

Can you explain/show how you did the stand please?

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Thanks for further comments.

 

I made the stand from an MDF base with Coastal Kits runway blur cut to size. There's a piece of perspex bar bent to a ] shape and screwed to a channel cut in the underside of the base.. (More of a U actually, but I only had a hair dryer and a very small vise so I was quite pleased with it!) There's two magnets (6mm diameter, if I remember rightly) mounted span wise in the stand, and the under side of the wing. It's very secure, but there's not enough 'leverage' length wise, so I had improvise a brass rod in the front of the perspex to support the leading edge. 

 

With hindsight it was obvious it wouldn't support almost the full length of a Lightning, and I should have had three magnets in a triangle, but I got carried on a wave of enthusiastic assumption! (It might well work with a model with less swept wings, or a lighter 1/72 model. 

 

Cheers,

Gareth

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