A Lightning Build
The eighth model I’ve finished this year, this is the old Hasegawa Lightning F Mk. 6 in 1/72 scale. The kit parts fit together quite well but, detail is lacking by today’s standards. The intake has almost no depth, the cockpit not much more than a plain seat and the exhaust area is one large opening. I built the kit out of the box in about two weeks (which is exceptionally fast for me) and was quite pleased with the outcome.
Originally, I painted the plane with no shading using Tamiya colors. But, when I was finished it looked quite boring. To improve the look I post shaded with weathering powders along the raised panel lines. I think the effect looks better in the photos than it does in person.
Now if I could just get my hands on the Airfix 1/72 Lightning…
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