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Getting to grips with this one

 

The fuselage went together without a hitch

 

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These are the options for the bomb bay

Bomb bay doors top and bottom. I'm guessing that the gridded piece is the flight test pack and the other is the thermal blanket, but which is suitable for XP219

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Ratch

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Most of the basic assembly is together

 

Now a little experiment, influenced by my Victor build earlier this year I decided to give her a panel wash

She hasn't even had a primer coat yet. It really was just to see how it came out. I don't think the process is worth pursuing. I had something subtle in mind and the panel lines have barely been touched yet the airframe looks very dirty. Tomorrow I shall add the tail planes and fin, then start spraying.

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 It marries up with the stowage box with the chassis running through the pieces

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I have read that different primers/undercoats give different effects when Alclad2 Lacquers are used with them so I've done a little experiment using Vallejo Acrylic Polyurethane Surface Primers, 74600 White, 74601 Grey, 74660 Gloss Black and 74604 German Dark Yellow RAL7028 Polyurethane Surface Primer. These were airbrushed in consecutive strips on a scrap 1/24 Spitfire moulding, then (when dry) Alclad2 ACL-113 Jet Exhaust was sprayed over the upper half.What are your opinions - I don't think its made a ha'peth of difference

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 Good job on the old lady. If Airfix were to bring out a new tool I'd hope for a BoB period Ju88

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 A start has been made on the Frightning

that's all for today

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I had to do some fettling to get the resin seats to fit into the kit tub correctly, initially they were too high

 

Time to get the etch in the pit

 

At least its going into the fuselage

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 Two boxes of Waterloo 1815, Set 061, 1815 French Line Infantry Fusiliers Marching

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 Thanks, I did a Review build when the kit was first issued

https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/airfixtributeforum/atf-build-review-airfix-1-72-ee-lightning-f-2a-a04-t41206.html

TSR.2 is my primary build ATM, but this will slip in as I have to wait for things to set/dry on the BWPT

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