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Alclad paint with Xtradecals markings for 23 Squadron. Some Airwaves pe was used as was a resin seat.

 

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Wow, that is one beautiful Lightning.  Flawless finish - looks perfect.  Great job on a great kit.

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Stunning! You could almost dive into that natural metal finish. Awesome build of a fantastic aircraft 👍

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Wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooow! That is a shiny Lightning! That is GORGEOUS!

 

That's one of the best model Lightnings I have seen in a long while. If I didn't know better I'd claim that was die cast and chrome plated. Superb job!

 

And I have a real soft spot for the bare metal and white fin Lightning schemes. Stunning. :thumbsup:

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Man, what a beauty! 🏆  That is a very well done Lightning, bravo sir!   That finish is just superb.  :clap2:

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Gorgeous - one of my favourite schemes 

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That's a very slick finish, well done!

 I've got one to do but I doubt if It'll look anywhere near as nice as that.

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The first picture took my breath away and the following pictures only reinforced the first impression. That's a truly gorgeous build. 

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 Amazing finish and great Images 👍

 

Regards,

 

Rob

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That's a real beauty.  Thanks for sharing. 

Chris.

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Now that's the way to do it with alclad.

 

Martin

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That's a really nice Lightning with an eye-catching paint scheme.

 

Love the fact that the finish is so much like polished ally that you can see the reflection of the over-wing tank in the wing itself.

 

Mike H

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That's one of the best, if not the best Lightnings I've seen. What a beauty.

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What a stunner, I’ve never got on with Alclad, but you’ve shown just what can be done. Beautiful model of a beautiful aeroplane :)

 

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Outstanding!!!!! :clap2:  Natural metal finishes are one of the most challenging aspects of the hobby and you accomplished it flawlessly.

 

Congratulations!!!!!! 

Mike

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Stunning Frightning! The 23 Sqn scheme looks great. You don't see it modelled that often which is a shame.

 

Pete

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Fantastic and shiny!

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3 hours ago, scottyphbeta said:

Fantastic! Which shade of Alclad did you use?

Polished aluminum and high shine aluminum. Before I painted it I masked off select panels and cut out tape masks. These masks were placed on the decal paper protective sheet. U applied and polished the Alclad black base and applied the masks. I painted Polished aluminum to within 1 final coat-removed the masks and applied 1-2 final coats ( this isn't a perfected art). This is what gave me the darker panels, albeit not quite as many as I would have liked as some of the masks pulled up.

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