Peterairfix's E.E. Lightning F1/F1A Airfix 1/48

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Here's the next update the two halves have gone together with no dramas and also the same with the wings the cockpit with all the PE was a bit of a squeeze but all fitted snugglyP1030808.JPG P1030809.JPG P1030811.JPG P1030831.JPG P1030832.JPG P1030833.JPG
 

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Nice job Pete I tried replicating you seat belt arrangement with disastrous outcome so bad I tore it all off and will need a total rethink on how to do this

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Nice job Pete I tried replicating you seat belt arrangement with disastrous outcome so bad I tore it all off and will need a total rethink on how to do this

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Keep plugging away it and I am sure you will crack it.
 
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Nice job Pete I tried replicating you seat belt arrangement with disastrous outcome so bad I tore it all off and will need a total rethink on how to do this

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You need one of these Colin
 

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You could be right Dave if my latest attempt goes south for the winter then I will be purchasing one of them definitely I have already shortlisted it after looking at the poor rendition supplied by trumpeter unfortunately that's 1/48 the 1/32 has no belt detail whatsoever
What went wrong with the 1/32 Lightning it looks like what we used to call a Friday afternoon job relating to poets day

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Here's what I come up with I had to order it from France its a Master Models 1/32 Martin Baker Mk4

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Got the first coat of dark sea grey and still drying as write this.I brought some canopy and wheel masks to make that little bit easier and the wheels have done already.P1030834.JPG P1030835.JPG P1030836.JPG
 

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Here are the last few shots before completion and I am surprised the paint work went on nicelyP1030837.JPG P1030838.JPG P1030839.JPG P1030840.JPG P1030841.JPG P1030842.JPG P1030844.JPG
 

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The reveal. It's always a slightly scary moment taking the masking off, but yours looks really good. Nice one.
 

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Great cockpit Peter. Your masking and paint work has turned out well.
 
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