BAC Lightning – Airfix 1/72 old kit

With little more than a week left on the Airfix groupbuild, I decided to have a go at this old kit.

Lightning F3 box
Lightning F3 box
Contents
Contents

As this had to be a fairly quick build, I decided not to put too much attention to details.
I painted the cockpit black and added some green to seat rest, and painted the pilot.

Cockpit and pilot painted
Cockpit and pilot painted

There was a few ejector pin marks to sort, and I also added some weight and painted the inside of the covers.

Covers and exhaust
Covers and exhaust

The fuselage went together well.

Fuselage glued
Fuselage glued

I had to tape the front to prevent the white glue from seaping out while drying. I also hade glued wings and prepared the missiles.

Weight added and wings glued
Weight added and wings glued

I forgot to take a few pics, so after the underside was painted, I masked it for the next colour.

Masked and ready for paint
Masked and ready for paint

Topside freshly painted

Topside painted
Topside painted

As I’m painting with Humbrol, there’s a bit of drying time between each cote. For some reason I didn’t have the proper colours in any other brand.

Here it is fully painted.

Painting done
Painting done

Next will be a clear cote to prepare for the decals.

The inside of the covers was also repainted, as the ejector pin marks showed too much.

Covers painted again

Matilda tank – weathering

I started weathering the tank with oil washes, Vallejo and Lifecolor paints, and Tamiya weathering sets. Building up both dirt, rust and dust.

Weathering started.
Weathering started.

Quite happy with how it looks so far, but looking at the pics I realise it needs some more in the openings among other places. Maybe some more sand and grime.

Last thing to do is to finish the tank commander. It’s been a while since I started this kit, so I’m not sure which colours I’ve used. Have to do a search for British desert camo during WW2.

Turkey shoot weekend build

On Flory models forum they have a weekend build they call Turkey shoot, and as I just recently joined this is new to me, but I intend to participate with this kit.

Gannet box art
Gannet box art

As I understand it, this started with the live broadcast yesterday and will end on sunday evening. Let’s see how far I can build until then.