Jump to content

Quick as Lightning Blitzbuild - I Hope


Recommended Posts

Here my entry for this weekends Blitzbuild, no complicated camouflage scheme or Bi-Plane rigging, just a simple two colour build with a single aftermarket item. Oh! and definitely no silly challenges from the wings like 'Why not build both' :lalala: I'm looking at you @Enzo Matrix and @Hockeyboy76, that way I hope to finally finish something for a Blitzbuild. :lol:

 

49909867548_f831eebbb3_c.jpg

by John L, on Flickr

 

49909867818_1e58c5e7d7_c.jpg

by John L, on Flickr

 

49910384631_ffd3ff64bf_c.jpg

by John L, on Flickr

 

49910384906_8469c6409f_c.jpg

by John L, on Flickr

 

49909867753_abed22847b_c.jpg

by John L, on Flickr

  • Like 10
  • Haha 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
27 minutes ago, Hockeyboy76 said:

It would be a shame not too :whistle:

Nope. I figure that this one could be a rehearsal for Blitzbuild Part 2. :lol:

 

  • Haha 2
Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, nimrod54 said:

Nope. I figure that this one could be a rehearsal for Blitzbuild Part 2. :lol:

 

@Enzo Matrix take that's mans name for 2020 Blitzbuild 2, that's keenness for you !

  • Haha 4
Link to post
Share on other sites

Great choice of kit for the GB John. Looking forward to following your build of it. 

Kind regards,

Stix

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

As the time by my Never Right watch commemorating the Production Launch of the Eurofighter, ticked towards 11:15, I decided it was time to break out the box and make a start on another Blitzbuild attempt, lets hope that this one will be a successful attempt to drag something over the line.

 

49925616923_ce5e0f8568_c.jpg

49925617003_f20cb2f807_c.jpg

 

Here is the kit, a replacement pitot and the instructions, and having realised that the watch does not have a date on, a further shot date stamped.

 

49926432662_82d59272e5_c.jpg

by John L, on Flickr

 

49925617213_0989709bc0_c.jpg

by John L, on Flickr

  • Like 3
Link to post
Share on other sites

I will be going for the two 12 hour stint option for this build, and we are off.  I started by assembling the cockpit assembly which I fixed into one half then gave that and the interior a coat of black paint. Once that had dried I painted the headrest and added a simple seat harness made from a thin strip of vinyl tape. 

 

49925617283_a6c9b0f654_c.jpg

by John L, on Flickr

 

49925617433_3556310809_c.jpg

by John L, on Flickr

 

I also gave the instrument panel a brush over with some light grey to pick out the dial detail before closing up the fuselage.

 

49926136701_3d044e86ee_c.jpg

by John L, on Flickr

 

49926433177_b82ab89250_c.jpg

by John L, on Flickr

 

As I approach the halfway point of my first stint the model is assembled, the canopy has been masked and I have just finished filling in a couple of openings with Glue and Glaze where other components will fit later in the build. I have done this to stop any overspray getting into the cockpit area. In the background are the smaller components that have been primed in readiness for painting.

 

49926131588_2fc00dfa37_c.jpg

by John L, on Flickr

  • Like 8
Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, Hockeyboy76 said:

Very nice, we could be onto a winner here dude. 

Well, that will have put the mockers on it. :lol:

 

  • Haha 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

This is the last update for today, the main painting is done, leaving a few details to wrap up that side of the project. The biggest job tomorrow will be the decals, after that it is just a matter of adding the last bits and pieces.

 

49927803127_7718a18867_c.jpg

by John L, on Flickr

  • Like 7
Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, TonyW said:

That decal sheet looks very nice indeed. Quite amazing for such a small kit.

 

 

They are by a company called Rocketeer Decals Tony, and are printed in Germany. I am not familiar with them but I agree they do look good.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Well Peeps, I am calling this one done. I thought that it was finished at around 21:00 but when I flipped it over I realised I had missed off the refuelling probe and undercarriage doors. So it was back inside to attach those items, then back outdoors to take another couple of photos in the rapidly fading light. More of the days progress to follow shortly, but for now, here are the photos of my first successful Blitzbuild.

 

49931564891_4a210761cc_b.jpg

by John L, on Flickr

 

49931875492_2f4529a774_b.jpg

by John L, on Flickr

  • Like 8
Link to post
Share on other sites

The day started with a breakfast of porridge, banana and honey, followed by a questioning look from Molly who was wondering if I would be throwing Vi the squeaky pig for her today. No joy Molls maybe tomorrow. With that it was off to make a start on todays work.

 

49931872527_4104cfc23e_c.jpg

by John L, on Flickr

 

49931562706_165724f4a1_c.jpg

by John L, on Flickr

 

This was how I left things last night and I just had to add the decals and finish painting the detail parts then fix those in place.

 

49931872787_abcd5ee543_c.jpg

by John L, on Flickr

 

By mid afternoon I had finished painting most of the details, leaving the pitot to sort and the first decaling session was underway. It was at this time that I realised I had painted the spine in the wrong colour, it should have been NMF not black, but I decided to leave it until later. Time for a break - toast and marmalade, Eccles Cake and coffee.

 

49931873042_dfc112b05c_c.jpg

by John L, on Flickr

 

49931563006_4b59a8bc98_c.jpg

by John L, on Flickr

 

By 18:30 I had finished the decals and the model was up on its wheels. Mrs N, the unsung heroine of all my Blitzbuild attempts, had been busy yet again, preparing our evening meal - gammon shanks Jersey Royal potatoes, broccoli and carrots, with a glass of Theakston's OP to wash it down.

 

49931563311_dd8910079f_c.jpg

by John L, on Flickr

 

49931563441_ccbced8ce4_c.jpg

by John L, on Flickr

 

49931873852_18ef1725cc_c.jpg

by John L, on Flickr

 

By 21:00 I thought that I had finished until I flipped the model over and discovered the missing items mentioned in the earlier post.

 

49931873982_08c68976ce_c.jpg

by John L, on Flickr

 

49931053523_b4209c4d48_c.jpg

by John L, on Flickr

 

49931565211_c7052932a9_c.jpg

by John L, on Flickr

  • Like 5
Link to post
Share on other sites

Love it! Love it, love it, love it!!!

 

:clap:

 

 

"porridge, banana and honey?"...   

 

"porridge, banana and honey"???      :hypnotised:

 

Porridge should only ever be eaten with salt. Philistine! 

 

 

 

 

      :rofl:

 

 

Hope my Lightning turns out this good on salted porridge only!

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×
×
  • Create New...