Author Topic: ARDU EE/CAC Lightning F Mk. 10 Ressurection  (Read 2289 times)

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!

Adios

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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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Re: ARDU EE/CAC Lightning F Mk. 10 Ressurection
« Reply #33 on: December 02, 2017, 04:12:25 AM »
 :smiley:
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

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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:
Cheers,
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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! :-*
Alex

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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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Re: ARDU EE/CAC Lightning F Mk. 10 Ressurection
« 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.