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Echelon 1/32 Lightning........back to basics!

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I decided to get some of the boring stuff out of the way today so i spent an hour or so outlining then cutting out the main parts.

 

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That only took you an hour or so? Wow. I'd be doing that for days!

 

Kev

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That only took you an hour or so? Wow. I'd be doing that for days!

 

Kev

 

An hour and a half to be exact. Did it while my little Boy was having his afternoon nap!

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This is a big part of the Lightning F.2A/F.6 that Trumpeter completely missed. The kink in the leading edge of the wing. Frank Brown captured it superbly.

 

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I bought this wide dual sander from Flory models at Southern expo at the weekend. It has been invaluable especially with that kinked wing.

 

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Heres the kit gear bay. It acts as an wing spar/stiffener too. I may add more detail but then again.....oh who im I trying to kid , of coarse i will add more  detail.

 

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Great work so far. For inspiration check out the work from Master John Wolstenholme: http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/index.php?/topic/127657-eebac-lightning-f6/&page=21

 

Yep, mentioned a couple of times already, including my note about potentially turning John's build into a book for KLP Publishing. John's not convinced, unfortunately, but you never know. Perhaps a show of interest would convince him.

 

Kev

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I would love to see a book about it. Unfortunately i am no John Wolstenholme , so this one will not be in the same league!

 

The vacformer turned up today and i eagerly rushed into using it. Set the top oven to 170 , gorilla taped the hoover nozzle to it and away i went. One thing i have noticed so far is that the PETg clear stuff hold the temperature longer that the plasticard that came with it , which is good. I also did not realise that vacforming would pick up the tiny little imperfections in the milliput master. It doesnt look bad for a first attempt , and im happy with it as a test. I wouldnt really use it on a model but it looks OK. Theres plenty of time later on for playing around with it. Back to the model for now.

Heres a couple of pics of my first efforts

 

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I just made a nice accidental discovery. I was going to make a template for the plate panel with rows of small rivets on it that fits in the top of the wheel bay. I was using gorilla tape and noticed it had near enough the exact pattern embossed on it that i was looking for , so i used the tape itself! What a time saver!

 

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