Colin's English Electric Lightning 1/32 Trumpeter

Discussion in 'Papa695's EE Lightning GB: July - Dec 2017' started by Bigfoot57, Feb 16, 2017.

  1. flyjoe180

    flyjoe180 Joe

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2012
    Messages:
    9,289
    Likes Received:
    3,115
    Trophy Points:
    113
    First Name:
    Joe
    Coming along nicely Colin. Boy is this an epic battle and you're winning!
     
  2. Bigfoot57

    Bigfoot57 SMF Poster

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2015
    Messages:
    368
    Likes Received:
    206
    Trophy Points:
    43
    First Name:
    Colin
    Tonights simple task join the 2 tail pieces together really no this has to be the worst fitting pair of plastic mouldings in history as you can see from attached picture 6 clamps in attemp to seal the join which when it is set will have huge gaps in it requiring more filler I had actually painted these 2 items thinking a nice simple join and just a touch up now looks like a complete strip off and repaint I just hope the wings are better some hope!!!!
    Fitted tailfin oh dear gap by the join to fuselage spine and all along bottom edge
     

    Attached Files:

    Last edited: Aug 7, 2017
  3. Bigfoot57

    Bigfoot57 SMF Poster

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2015
    Messages:
    368
    Likes Received:
    206
    Trophy Points:
    43
    First Name:
    Colin
    More filling like I said absolutely apalling fit as can be seen from these pictures
    Hours later filler sanded off and 2nd coat of red applied looking much better now any remaing gaps should disapear when the foiling is done

    Regards

    Colin
     

    Attached Files:

    Last edited: Aug 7, 2017
  4. Bigfoot57

    Bigfoot57 SMF Poster

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2015
    Messages:
    368
    Likes Received:
    206
    Trophy Points:
    43
    First Name:
    Colin
    New seat arrived from France today look at the difference and thats before its painted the trumpeter eduard is utterly blown away by this moulding just hope my paint job does it justice

    Regards

    Colin
     

    Attached Files:

  5. Bigfoot57

    Bigfoot57 SMF Poster

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2015
    Messages:
    368
    Likes Received:
    206
    Trophy Points:
    43
    First Name:
    Colin
    Moved onto next stage foiling only done a small bit to see how it would go its not difficult not to my way of thinking you just need patience and a methodical way of doing the same thing over and over
    The effect is to me way better than what I could achive with paint and it requires no priming just a clean plastic surface so the glue sticks to the foil

    Regards

    Colin
     

    Attached Files:

  6. Snowman

    Snowman We come in peace, so shoot to kill!

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2014
    Messages:
    1,587
    Likes Received:
    790
    Trophy Points:
    113
    First Name:
    Gavin
    Wow what a build! Loving the detail, though you may be hating it in places...:rolleyes:.

    Keep up
     
  7. Bigfoot57

    Bigfoot57 SMF Poster

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2015
    Messages:
    368
    Likes Received:
    206
    Trophy Points:
    43
    First Name:
    Colin
    More foiling I'm using the speed 5 folder base to flatten the foil before applying to the model then smooth it down on the model until the rivets etc appear in the foil before moving on to the next piece 1 panel at a time
    Because I didn't do any preshading as the foil would cover it in any case each individual panel is being done and the join lines will become the panel lines that people replicate on the painted models through pre shading that's the plan working so far

    3 hours later approx 1/4 of one side foiled as you can see from picture panels are now starting to appear with the demarcation lines of where I have cut them individually


    Regards

    Colin
     

    Attached Files:

    Last edited: Aug 10, 2017
  8. Bigfoot57

    Bigfoot57 SMF Poster

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2015
    Messages:
    368
    Likes Received:
    206
    Trophy Points:
    43
    First Name:
    Colin
    Latest update another 4 hours work produced this yes there are a couple of mistakes but as this is my first attempt at foiling a model I'm really pleased with how it's turning out and one thing I do know if I do any more natural metal planes I will foil instead of paint

    Regards

    Colin
     

    Attached Files:

    papa 695 likes this.
  9. papa 695

    papa 695 SMF Poster

    Joined:
    May 9, 2011
    Messages:
    11,600
    Likes Received:
    4,719
    Trophy Points:
    113
    First Name:
    Ian
    Looking very nice Colin.
     
  10. Bigfoot57

    Bigfoot57 SMF Poster

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2015
    Messages:
    368
    Likes Received:
    206
    Trophy Points:
    43
    First Name:
    Colin
    Last night's fumblings there are a couple of errors here and there but I still love the way it looks done like this one thing you do need is a good supply of blades for cutting & cotton buds for burnishing in the foil

    Regards

    Colin
     

    Attached Files:

  11. stillp

    stillp SMF Poster

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2016
    Messages:
    192
    Likes Received:
    85
    Trophy Points:
    28
    First Name:
    Peter
    Looks very nice. What adhesive are you using Colin?

    Pete
     
  12. Bigfoot57

    Bigfoot57 SMF Poster

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2015
    Messages:
    368
    Likes Received:
    206
    Trophy Points:
    43
    First Name:
    Colin
    Microsol foil adheasive
     

    Attached Files:

    stillp likes this.
  13. Bigfoot57

    Bigfoot57 SMF Poster

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2015
    Messages:
    368
    Likes Received:
    206
    Trophy Points:
    43
    First Name:
    Colin
    Hello everybody latest update fuselage side now complete still the other side to go most time consuming part was the nose area loads of small and odd shaped panels to conend with just the splitter ring left to do then move onto the left hand side

    Regards

    Colin
     

    Attached Files:

    rickoshea52 likes this.
  14. Builder

    Builder SMF Poster

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2016
    Messages:
    814
    Likes Received:
    721
    Trophy Points:
    93
    First Name:
    Bob
    Massive undertaking there Colin. The foil is looking alright there.
     
  15. Steve Brodie

    Steve Brodie SMF Poster

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2014
    Messages:
    1,503
    Likes Received:
    1,057
    Trophy Points:
    113
    First Name:
    Steve
    thats looking very cool
     
  16. Bigfoot57

    Bigfoot57 SMF Poster

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2015
    Messages:
    368
    Likes Received:
    206
    Trophy Points:
    43
    First Name:
    Colin
    Latest update and 1st serious problem looking at the picture you can see 2 unfoiled panels this was due to tearing the foil when trimming to the panel size so there is nothing you can do except scrape them clean and redo them which is what I was doing when my glue brush decided to stick to the inside of the bottle of foil glue which then promptly tipped over spilling glue all over the table
    So after clearing up that mess and that glue is very sticky and requires meths / white spirit to remove it and then washing you hands in hot soapy water to finish with
    After that I decided to call it a night

    Regards

    Colin
     

    Attached Files:

  17. Bigfoot57

    Bigfoot57 SMF Poster

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2015
    Messages:
    368
    Likes Received:
    206
    Trophy Points:
    43
    First Name:
    Colin
    After the previous nights disaster today and tonight have been relatively calm and straight foward the fuselage is finished with the foil apart from a couple undercarriage doors for the nosewheel assembly
    Yes there are plenty of mistakes as this is the 1st time I have tried this method but the effect is quite good with panels taking on different subtle hues of aluminium along the length
    Another thing that should have been done is the surface need sanding smooth for the foil but in so doing a lot of the raised detail would have been lost so I left it as it was so there you have it next I believe the foil has to be treated to prevent tarnishing and allow paint to be applied anybody know what that is would be greatful for advice on that
    Ok next job will be the nosewheel assembly followed by a clean up and give the red a final coat and the black anti glare panel on the top in front of the cockpit

    Regards

    Colin
     

    Attached Files:

  18. Bigfoot57

    Bigfoot57 SMF Poster

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2015
    Messages:
    368
    Likes Received:
    206
    Trophy Points:
    43
    First Name:
    Colin
    Daytime shot showing variation in panels and a lot of minor mustakes oh well never mind the decals should hide a number of them hopefully

    Regards

    Colin
     

    Attached Files:

  19. tr1ckey66

    tr1ckey66 SMF Poster

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2009
    Messages:
    2,473
    Likes Received:
    583
    Trophy Points:
    113
    First Name:
    Paul
    Well done Colin, the foil looks very convincing. If you're not completely satisfied with the result this time round I'm sure the experience will hold you in good stead the next time around. I have to confess I've never attempted this technique but I may do now.
    I also admire the accuracy mods you made to the kit - excellent stuff.

    I'm sure this Lightning (and let's face it who doesn't like the Lightning!) will look super cool once complete.

    Have fun
    Paul
     
  20. Bigfoot57

    Bigfoot57 SMF Poster

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2015
    Messages:
    368
    Likes Received:
    206
    Trophy Points:
    43
    First Name:
    Colin
    Main wings pinstriped ready for red leading edges to be painted

    Regards

    Colin
     

    Attached Files:

Share This Page