Airfix 1:72 Lightning F6
Posted 23 January 2018 - 11:32 PM
Been away from the bench for a long time as a result of moving house and it's associated tasks and generally losing motivation with modelling.
Recently got some mojo back and decided to pick this out of the stash.
I also had some aftermarket parts to use with it.
The Barracuda cockpit is a big improvement over the kit parts, although the aperture is pretty small.
Once painted up, it does look the part.
I had numerous issues with the fit of parts. The fuselage sides fitted particularly poorly and getting a half decent fit involved a lot of muttering, swearing and clamps.
Fast forward a few steps and I'm finishing off the painting process. I've used Mr Hobby acrylics for the main colours, mottled and shaded for a bit of interest. I've also used the kit supplied decals which settled into the recessed details beautifully with a bit of Mr Mark Softer.
Finally, I'm working on getting her on her own feet at the moment. I've used replacement wheels, again from Barracuda. They look great with a wash to highlight the detail.
Thanks for looking.
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Posted 23 January 2018 - 11:44 PM
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Posted 24 January 2018 - 12:47 AM
What a big difference the resin makes ! Looks good........Harv
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Posted 28 January 2018 - 10:10 AM
I've finally managed to get her on her own feet this morning. I'm still not sure the undercarriage legs will stand the test of time though.
I'll be glad to get this one off the bench!
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Posted 30 January 2018 - 06:47 PM
Wow!!!!!!!!!!! This is some great work!
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Posted 01 February 2018 - 06:47 AM
That is really cool!
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Posted 06 February 2018 - 08:57 AM
I've done this kit myself. Your model looks great.
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Posted 15 February 2018 - 07:08 PM
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