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DaveJL

RAF QRA through the years. Lightning finished 15/07

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More done.Added some panel line wash and then a top coat of gloss, sprayed in a light layer. For some reason a few of the decals started to 'bubble' for want of a better word and some work was needed to smooth these down. I'm a big fan of Mr Paint and their matt varnish is excellent, but I'm still not fully convinced with their gloss. I've order some Alclad Aqua gloss so will give that a try next time round.

 

The masking was then removed and of course the chrome around the nose ring peeled slightly so had to re-paint this, but it's not as shiny as it was 😤. FOD over and ejection seat added along with the stabilisers and wing tip lights:

 

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Despite the few near misses, I'm quite happy with how it's sitting. I'll add some light weathering and leave the varnish as is. I think a flat coat would take away from the look of the metallic. Not much more to attach.

 

Dave

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9 minutes ago, Maxwellphillips said:

Looks great! I've got this kit too, so this is a great reference 

Thanks mate. Hopefully there's something useful for you in the thread. It's no masterpiece! :lol: 

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14 hours ago, DaveJL said:

Despite the few near misses, I'm quite happy with how it's sitting. I'll add some light weathering and leave the varnish as is. I think a flat coat would take away from the look of the metallic.

She IS looking fantastic!

 

congrats to this challenging scheme!

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51 minutes ago, exdraken said:

She IS looking fantastic!

 

congrats to this challenging scheme!

Thanks Werner!

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Calling my first ever Lightning done. I'm happy enough with how it turned out despite the few errors (on my part) on the build (mistakes with decals, paint peeling, cable ducts added (As stated in the instructions, corrected by @Wez and a few other mishaps!) Anyway, enough waffle, here's a few pictures:

 

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Beside the Spitfire:

 

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More pictures in RFI here

 

Thanks to those who have commented/followed so far. The Tornado or Phantom will be up next.

 

Dave

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12 minutes ago, DaveJL said:

Calling my first ever Lightning done. I'm happy enough with how it turned out 

I'd say! Great work, who doesn't love a Lightning.

 

Cheers,

 

Andre

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You've done a lovely job there Dave, well done!

 

What's next?

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1 hour ago, Hook said:

I'd say! Great work, who doesn't love a Lightning.

 

Cheers,

 

Andre

Thanks Andre.

7 minutes ago, Wez said:

You've done a lovely job there Dave, well done!

 

What's next?

Thanks Wez. It'll either be the Tornado or Phantom, as yet undecided, followed by the Hunter!

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1 minute ago, DaveJL said:

Thanks Wez. It'll either be the Tornado or Phantom, as yet undecided, followed by the Hunter!

Never been a fan of the Tonka so my vote, FWIW, goes to the Toom, so much more charismatic than the Tonka.

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2 hours ago, Wez said:

Never been a fan of the Tonka so my vote, FWIW, goes to the Toom, so much more charismatic than the Tonka.

I'm about to start a F-4F for the Phantom GB so may go with the Tornado to mix it up...or go with the Phantom as I may get the bug :lol: 

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