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ARDU EE/CAC Lightning F Mk. 10 Ressurection
« on: June 28, 2017, 08:55:29 PM »
Guys

Been so long since Ive started this one that I lost the original post  :-[ ... so this one I'll bookmark and keep up to date (I hope).

Story up until January this year in pictures as follows:

*** PHOTOBUCKET KILLED MY PHOTOS ***

At which point I was out of action until a fortnight or so ago.

So, in that space I have managed to start the old jet down the PSR road as follows:





Progress will now (still) be slow but hopefully I wont lose track of her.

Ciao
« Last Edit: August 18, 2017, 07:47:30 PM by Modelling_Mushi »
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Re: ARDU EE/CAC Lightning F Mk. 10 Ressurection
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2017, 09:44:12 PM »
 :)

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Re: ARDU EE/CAC Lightning F Mk. 10 Ressurection
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2017, 10:56:20 PM »
 8)
"This is the Captain. We have a little problem with our engine sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and, ah, explode."

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Re: ARDU EE/CAC Lightning F Mk. 10 Ressurection
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2017, 01:31:36 AM »
Wow!  What a transformation. 
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Re: ARDU EE/CAC Lightning F Mk. 10 Ressurection
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2017, 11:05:15 AM »
The sharp nose on a Lightning jet is a good piece of aesthetic surgery, thanks!

Re: ARDU EE/CAC Lightning F Mk. 10 Ressurection
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2017, 05:24:07 PM »
Thanks guys!
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Re: ARDU EE/CAC Lightning F Mk. 10 Ressurection
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2017, 04:41:16 AM »
WOW! I actually gasped when I saw that first colour image, what a transformation!

And using Vostok as a radome? Inspired!
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Re: ARDU EE/CAC Lightning F Mk. 10 Ressurection
« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2017, 03:08:59 AM »
Wow does that look killer, Mushi!

I did a "son of a gun!" when I saw it since I've got plans for a pointy-nose Lightning, swapping out front ends with a Buccaneer.

Yours is already leaps and bounds beyond my concept and I've know doubt the end result will be stunning, like these photos!

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Re: ARDU EE/CAC Lightning F Mk. 10 Ressurection
« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2017, 07:45:49 PM »
Hello all.

OK, after more PSR she is now ready for her first colour coat!



Hopefully I've now got a head of steam up for this one.

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Re: ARDU EE/CAC Lightning F Mk. 10 Ressurection
« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2017, 11:11:44 PM »
Beautiful :-*

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« Reply #10 on: August 21, 2017, 03:38:25 AM »
Wow!   :-* :-* :-*
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Re: ARDU EE/CAC Lightning F Mk. 10 Ressurection
« Reply #11 on: August 21, 2017, 06:45:49 AM »
Looks like you're on the way to making a real prize-winner, Mushi!

Thanks for the update which only makes me anticipate final roll-out more!

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Re: ARDU EE/CAC Lightning F Mk. 10 Ressurection
« Reply #12 on: August 24, 2017, 04:47:49 PM »
Thanks guys!

A little progress on the things hanging under the wings.



Left to right - Undercarriage components, combined Lightning, Mirage F1 and scratchbuilt items; RedTop AAM from the kit, as an inert round; Lightning drop tank modified into a cine-pod (and the white didn't work too well, it'll wear some orange flashes when finished); and Hughes AIM54 Phoenix missile as test round (from an old ZhengDeFU F-14 kit I think).

All except the U/C were top coated in Off White on different bases to give a slightly different hue.

Till next time!
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Re: ARDU EE/CAC Lightning F Mk. 10 Ressurection
« Reply #13 on: August 24, 2017, 06:17:33 PM »
 :smiley:
"This is the Captain. We have a little problem with our engine sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and, ah, explode."

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Re: ARDU EE/CAC Lightning F Mk. 10 Ressurection
« Reply #14 on: August 27, 2017, 04:38:21 AM »
One appears to have missed this earlier, but one is mightily impresses now

Love the execution of the idea

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Re: ARDU EE/CAC Lightning F Mk. 10 Ressurection
« Reply #15 on: August 29, 2017, 02:33:45 AM »
Nice detail painting on the...details!

You must have a very steady hand my friend.

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Re: ARDU EE/CAC Lightning F Mk. 10 Ressurection
« Reply #16 on: September 11, 2017, 09:06:34 PM »
Little more progress, tonight managed to get her all masked up ready for colour #2.



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Re: ARDU EE/CAC Lightning F Mk. 10 Ressurection
« Reply #17 on: September 11, 2017, 10:57:20 PM »
Congratulations: what a beauty! :-*

Re: ARDU EE/CAC Lightning F Mk. 10 Ressurection
« Reply #18 on: November 24, 2017, 01:08:50 PM »
Ok all,its been a while but I have keep plodding on. Unfortunately this one is not turning in out well so she will go in the 'good from 3 meters' pile. Ive resprayed 3 times and each time, with different paints, I'm getting orange peeling (yep, all acrylics,. least worst is Gunze so that's what she wears now) and I have realized the wings are not level. Anyway for your edification or amusement the following photos:

Topside view where she stands today.


Underside view showing undercart (Mirage F1 donor) and intake (G.D. F16 donor).


Close up of u/c installation. This is 50% reason for the extension as it has used up 50%+ of the F.6 bellytank.


Front on view showing the list and the Mirage F1 refeulling arm. Fanta can scheme looks good too.


And finally a very bad one showing the ground clearance and how the intake appears.


So its going to be bolting on the pylons (and the camera tank assemblies also orange peeled !!!!), wheels and pitot and Im calling her done.

Thanks for patience and dropping in.

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Re: ARDU EE/CAC Lightning F Mk. 10 Ressurection
« Reply #19 on: November 24, 2017, 01:58:49 PM »
Pity about the orange-peel & the list to starboard but she looks good. :smiley:


About the orange peel: Have you serviced your airbrush recently? ???

Last time this happened to me I found out the tip had broken off the needle, only a teeny-tiny bit that I couldn't see, except under my magnifier, but enough. :icon_crap:
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Re: ARDU EE/CAC Lightning F Mk. 10 Ressurection
« Reply #20 on: November 25, 2017, 01:56:40 AM »
That's a very well executed transformation of the Lightning. Love the air-intake and main undercarriage.  :smiley:

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Re: ARDU EE/CAC Lightning F Mk. 10 Ressurection
« Reply #21 on: November 25, 2017, 03:28:14 AM »
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Re: ARDU EE/CAC Lightning F Mk. 10 Ressurection
« Reply #22 on: November 25, 2017, 03:49:42 AM »
What a beauty! :-*

Re: ARDU EE/CAC Lightning F Mk. 10 Ressurection
« Reply #23 on: November 25, 2017, 08:35:46 PM »
Thanks for the comments guys.

About the orange peel: Have you serviced your airbrush recently? ???

Last time this happened to me I found out the tip had broken off the needle, only a teeny-tiny bit that I couldn't see, except under my magnifier, but enough. :icon_crap:

OW, I keep the airbrush pretty clean, break down fully after each day and when this went pear shaped first time I went through the Paasche under the magnifying light I use. No brush damage, no residue etc it looked 100% OK to me. The white isn't orange peeled, its just the orange. Tamiya, Testors, Gunze all 3 did it. Either orange hates me or Ive botched the white or under layer somehow.

Anyway, once this guys done its off to the IDS Wolverine which will mean MORE orange ... if it happens again you will hear the screaming form Mars.

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Re: ARDU EE/CAC Lightning F Mk. 10 Ressurection
« Reply #24 on: November 25, 2017, 10:52:43 PM »
Sorry to see you are suffering modellers curse, but from what I can see, she will be worth the effort, she looks brilliant!
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« Reply #25 on: November 25, 2017, 11:03:52 PM »
Thanks for the comments guys.

About the orange peel: Have you serviced your airbrush recently? ???

Last time this happened to me I found out the tip had broken off the needle, only a teeny-tiny bit that I couldn't see, except under my magnifier, but enough. :icon_crap:

OW, I keep the airbrush pretty clean, break down fully after each day and when this went pear shaped first time I went through the Paasche under the magnifying light I use. No brush damage, no residue etc it looked 100% OK to me. The white isn't orange peeled, its just the orange. Tamiya, Testors, Gunze all 3 did it. Either orange hates me or Ive botched the white or under layer somehow.

Anyway, once this guys done its off to the IDS Wolverine which will mean MORE orange ... if it happens again you will hear the screaming form Mars.

Adios

I'd try spraying some orange on something painted in a few different undercoats, including the white used on this, & see what happens.
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Re: ARDU EE/CAC Lightning F Mk. 10 Ressurection
« Reply #26 on: November 26, 2017, 10:36:23 AM »
Well that is really coming along a treat, although I am not wild on the orange nose.
 That scheme works on almost anything.
Really nice work

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Re: ARDU EE/CAC Lightning F Mk. 10 Ressurection
« Reply #27 on: November 27, 2017, 03:31:18 AM »
What buzzbomb said, Fanta Can makes anything look awesome. Or in this case, even more awesomer.
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Re: ARDU EE/CAC Lightning F Mk. 10 Ressurection
« Reply #28 on: November 28, 2017, 06:29:52 AM »
I've never seen that famous ARDU Fanta scheme done better, Mushi!

Talk about a stunner in the works! Beautiful!

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Re: ARDU EE/CAC Lightning F Mk. 10 Ressurection
« Reply #29 on: November 28, 2017, 09:02:54 AM »
Stunning, in both design workmanship and in the final paint job.

Re: ARDU EE/CAC Lightning F Mk. 10 Ressurection
« Reply #30 on: December 01, 2017, 01:29:32 PM »
Thanks for the words of encouragement, I'm calling her done now for better or for worse and adding a fresh build down the track later on given what I have learned from this one. A couple of general shots first:







I found out that the wings are pretty close to level (how could I doubt you Hasegawa?) its my Mirage F.1 landing gear add in that is wonky. So I shaved down one side's tyres and that has it nearly sorted, except that is you look closely she looks like a knuckle dragger. The Aussie Decals decals were tricky, very thin and probably too good for me, next time.



Now for THAT intake. Well, originally it was supposed to be a straight drop in from an F16C and it all looked good until I found out the F16 intake was a few mills wider than the Lightning body. So it was chopped and thinned. Then, it would not sit properly as far forward as I wanted it to sit, so it ended up about 5 mms further back than Id planned. So, what did I do? Whiffed of course. Who cares HOW fast this bird chews Avons, back in the day we needed industry, and keeping the extra bods employed in CAC churning out jet engines like BigMaks was cheaper than subsidizing the car industry and located in the right electorate too! That is what I thunk anyhow.

Under side shots, showing a fit out for service integration of the AIM54 Phoenix weapons system in a MLU scenario. Yes, we still have the Redtops, no, the Yanks didn't manage to flog AIM9s to us. The black drop tank things are modified photo pods made from Jaguar drop tanks.







In the end I'm sorta pleased with it. Learned a lot but I also know where I wanted this one to go and she just didnt get there.

Thankfully its only plastic and there's next time!

Thanks for the support guys!

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Re: ARDU EE/CAC Lightning F Mk. 10 Ressurection
« Reply #31 on: December 01, 2017, 04:40:36 PM »
 :smiley: :smiley:
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Re: ARDU EE/CAC Lightning F Mk. 10 Ressurection
« Reply #32 on: December 01, 2017, 08:50:44 PM »
Gads you nailed the Mk. 10 right on. 8)
Still a Lightning yet different.  Low F-16ish intake works so well.  And oh those colors !

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« Reply #33 on: December 02, 2017, 04:12:25 AM »
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Re: ARDU EE/CAC Lightning F Mk. 10 Ressurection
« Reply #34 on: December 02, 2017, 08:34:30 PM »
Lovely colours!  :-* Nice work on the re-arranged MLG and the intake, too.  :smiley:
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Re: ARDU EE/CAC Lightning F Mk. 10 Ressurection
« Reply #35 on: December 03, 2017, 07:08:35 AM »
Great job ,me likey! :-*
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Re: ARDU EE/CAC Lightning F Mk. 10 Ressurection
« Reply #36 on: December 03, 2017, 04:37:25 PM »
Turned out just beautiful.  :smiley:

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Re: ARDU EE/CAC Lightning F Mk. 10 Ressurection
« Reply #37 on: December 04, 2017, 04:13:36 AM »
Most excellent, Mushi!

Pure eye-candy all the way!

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Re: ARDU EE/CAC Lightning F Mk. 10 Ressurection
« Reply #38 on: December 05, 2017, 06:46:26 PM »
Thanks guys!
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« Reply #39 on: December 27, 2017, 06:01:10 AM »
Sorry to see you are suffering modellers curse, but from what I can see, she will be worth the effort, she looks brilliant!

Well I think I was right.  A most excellent finish and I hope the later new build will be ops ready.  Love it!!!!
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Re: ARDU EE/CAC Lightning F Mk. 10 Ressurection
« Reply #40 on: December 27, 2017, 06:57:47 AM »
In the end I'm sorta pleased with it. Learned a lot but I also know where I wanted this one to go and she just didnt get there.
Must have missed this beauty earlier. :-* Don't be too harsh on yourself. It's a masterpiece, if this is your definition "not quite successful", then a complete success would be out of this world. Also, orange is a nightmarish colour to paint and yours is immaculate.