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I am going to do this for my next build, Sword's 1/48 Lightning T.5. 
This is a commission build, and I have been asked to build XS452 "Pink Flamingo", based at RAF Akrotiri in 1975 
The aftermarket supplied is as follows:-
NeOmega resin cockpit set
QMT canopy mask
QMT resin FOD cover
Master Models metal pitot
Xtradecal set X48152
I'll also be using the Daco Publications Uncovering the Lightning book, for reference.

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Nice scheme, looking forward to following this. Particularly interested to see how the cockpit set fits as I was thinking of doing this myself. 

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10 hours ago, Fido996 said:

Nice scheme, looking forward to following this. Particularly interested to see how the cockpit set fits as I was thinking of doing this myself. 

 

There will definitely be some work needed. The resin set is really designed to fit in NeOmega’s resin T.5 conversion set, for the Airfix kit. 

A test fit shows that the inside of the fuselage halves, where the cockpit fits, will need the locating points removing. 

There are also bits for the conversion sets vac-form canopy, which are redundant for he kit.  

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1/48 Sword EE/BAC Lightning T.5
A bit of scratch building inside the canopy. 
Then masking, and painting, including the canopy glass seals on the main canopy. 
Detail highlighted with some dry-brushing. 
Nosecone also done. Black based, with some pre-shading, then painted Olive green. Light green Aquarelle watercolour pencil used to add scratches.

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I like that detailing on that canopy. THought for a second you have perfected the anti-radiation effect on the clear part.

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  • 3 weeks later...

Latest WIP update.
Due to a new job, with different hours (made redundant from my last job), I've less time at the bench now. 
Cockpit and seats finished.
This is QMT’s lovely resin set. 
Finished in Hataka Orange Line lacquer, and Blue Line acrylic paints.

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very very very nice pit!

 

need this QMT set... saying that for quite some tinme now.... :banghead:  and still have not done a Lightning.... although I have 4!!! (2 single seaters and 2 twoseater...)

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17 hours ago, Wee Beastie said:

This is QMT’s lovely resin set. 

48425627117_ab47a890c0_z.jpg063F2B54-C7B7-
 

Ian, is that the Q.M.T cockpit set? Thought you had mentioned it was from NeOmega... :hmmm:

It's awesome, nevertheless.

 

8 hours ago, exdraken said:

need this QMT set... saying that for quite some tinme now.... :banghead:  

Highly recommended, Werner. The level of detail is real crisp. The best resin cast I've seen in years.

Cheers,

 

Unc2

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Fantastic job on the cockpit 👏👏👏

 

What are the Hataka lacquer paints like to work with? Can they be sprayed straight from the bottle or do they need thinning?

 

Alan

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16 hours ago, Uncle Uncool said:

Ian, is that the Q.M.T cockpit set? Thought you had mentioned it was from NeOmega... :hmmm:

It's awesome, nevertheless.

 

Highly recommended, Werner. The level of detail is real crisp. The best resin cast I've seen in years.

Cheers,

 

Unc2

 

Thanks Unc.

 

Yes, original request was to use the NeOmega pit. The chap I’m building for then contacted me, and asked if minded using the QMT one instead, which he then supplied. Have to say, I’m pleasantly surprised at the level of detail. 

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14 hours ago, Alan P said:

Fantastic job on the cockpit 👏👏👏

 

What are the Hataka lacquer paints like to work with? Can they be sprayed straight from the bottle or do they need thinning?

 

Alan

 

Thank you Alan. 

The Hataka paints are very good. Best to use their own lacquer thinners. Mix to 50:50, and spray in light coats, building up the colour. Gives a good hard finish. They are not as smelly as some other lacquer/enamel paints. 

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Cockpit successfully installed, into the fuselage. Just a bit of sanding to get a good fit, then a small amount of filler to finish off. 
Also started to add some rivet detail too.

 

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Apologies for the long gap between updates. My new job, and subsequent change in working hours, means I am maximising my bench time, rather than spending a loads of time on updates.

So, after applying the black primer, I painted the white spine panel, and the pink tail. I mad my own pink mix, to match the pink in the decals. These were masked off, and the main metal colour airbrushed on. This is Vallejo Metal Colours acrylic Dark Aluminium.
Then a lot of time masking, and spraying, random panels and hatches, with various shades of Metal Colours.
Decals went on well. This was followed by a light, very thinned, Gunmetal Grey post shading carried out.
Now I am up to starting a panel-line wash.

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