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MarkVX

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I've been building now for 12 months and i feel its time to step up and take the plunge and join a group build.

I ordered myself the Airfix 1/48 Lightning, Model Alliance ML48171 decal sheet, Aires Wheel Bays Kit,Eduard Interior Set and also the Flightpath Detail and Weapons set.

I have never used Photo Etch or Resin before so this is going to be a steep learning curve for me.

Unfortunately i can't start the build yet or take any photos because its all packed away ready for a house move. But as soon as i've moved and got set up again i'll make a start and try my best.


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ccc1970

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Sounds awesome with the AM goodies and i am sure you will do great!!     One little piece of advice on the resin wheel wells,   the wings on the kit are already extremely thin and i actually sanded right through the wing trying to get them to fit as there is very little room..    take care with the aires wheel well for sure
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TedUSA

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congratulations on taking the plunge with the group build. hope your move goes well and you can get settled in. We will be anxious to see your work with the lightening.
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srp71

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Happy building. Best of luck.

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Bubs666

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Good luck
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AdrianShort

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A fellow novice!!
I eagerly await seeing how you got on with the build and the aftermarket parts, which I like you, have never used before.

Good luck!
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MarkVX

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Now the house move is out the way and i can sort my man cave out, i can make a start on the build.

Just waiting for a few things to turn up at the new house and also for my internet to be connected up again then i will post up the starting photos.

I'm going to attempt my first ever natural metal finish on this and also try and get tonal differences between panels.

I'm going to be trying alot i have never done before with this so it could take a while
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TedUSA

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MarkVX,

Glad to hear that you got moved. I almost swear that I would rather take a hard beating than move. We moved 7X the first 5 years of marriage. Sucks.
Hope you can enjoy carving out the "man cave" and settling in to do scale model work. I've been working on my Mig for over 3 months! Still plenty to go.
Of course, work at your speed and discretion. We will hang with you regardless.Main thing? ENJOY as much as you can.

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MarkVX

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Right finally managed to find abit of time to start the actual build.

Just to remind you all this is my first group build and i have only been building for 12 months so i have a long way to go.

My first go at resin and PE.

So heres the normal beginning shots









and heres the aftermarket i have brought for it



So i made a start and had to do abit of filling from the off with a injector pin mark on the seat 



Whilst that dried i made a start on the cockpit tub. I removed the raised the detail so that the PE could be applied





I have done some more work since then but havent had chance to upload the photos yet but so far the cockpit is nearing completion just abit of weathering to do with that and then its time to tackle the seat


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alec67

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looking great so far ,Would of guessed you have only been doing this for 12 month Great work [thumb][thumb][thumb][thumb][thumb][thumb]
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1/48 Airfix BAE T1 Hawk will this ever be finished
1/100 Tamiya BAC Lightning Mk6 (Group Build)
1/144 F16 (Filling in the gaps while waiting for the others to dry)
1/48 Kitech Type 90 tank (something different will be watching Bobby's video again )
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TedUSA

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way to come out of the chute! you got lots of goodies in store. Good luck as you go along! thanks for sharing what you have so far.
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Bubs666

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Looking good so far bud
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eduardo

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So far so good[thumb]
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MarkVX

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Right managed to get some more done over the past few days. Been getting about an hour most days at it thankfully the kids have lots of DVD's to watch [biggrin]

So i cracked on with the cockpit tub and tried some things i've never tried before. 

I had a number of reference photos up on the laptop as i was going so was constantly checking back to see where i could add detail. 

I tacked the PE in place with PVA glue so i could check i had the placement correct



I then removed the instrument panel and added some lead wire detail just to add abit more in the tub (once the seat is in most of it can't be seen) its not 100% accurate but its just to fill in the plain sides of the tub.





I repainted the tub a darker grey and noticed on my ref photos that the floor of the tub was a blueish colour so i got out Humbrol 96 RAF Blue and gave the floor a coat but not before putting some hairspray over the grey so i could rub away the blue to reveal the grey underneath afterwards where the Pilots feet would be during flight.





I then detailed the lead wiring in black to represent wiring that run in the cockpit. I used humbrol weathering powder dark earth to add some effect to the tub and abit of dirt. Then i dry brushed over the wiring and entire tub with Humbrol 56 Metallic to give abit of depth and to finish off the tub. All PE has been fixed into place with CA glue.





So thats the tub done and i'm happy with how its turned out considering i've used techniques i have never used before and now its time to go on to the seat.
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srp71

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Nice start like the foot scraping effect. Plus the pipe wiring looks good.
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