Hasegawa 1/72nd scale Lightning

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Hasegawa 1/72nd scale Lightning

Raised panel lines and little internal detail

1.     The Hasegawa 1/72nd scale Lightning shown here in a rare 1980's photo of an early building stage. Early Hasegawa kits had raised panel lines and little internal detail.

Hasegawa 1/72nd scale Lightning

Scratchbuilt cockpit, air intake, nose gear bay, radar intake bullet and rear bulkhead After major assembly After major assembly Ladder from PPAeroparts
2.     These photo's show the scratchbuilt cockpit, air intake, nose gear bay, radar intake bullet and rear bulkhead. The radar fairing is the nose from a Matchbox 1/72nd scale Mirage. 3.     The side consoles come from an Italeri Tornado kit. The above photo has been taken after major assembly. The main gear bays were too shallow so I hollowed them out with a hobby power tool. 4.     These photo's are taken in the Conservatory at my Father's house. Years later - now that I own my own house with a Conservatory - I use my Conservatory for Model photography. 5.     Now the model is inverted in this outdoor shot. The ladder is a photo-etch one from PPAeroparts.
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6.     A rear garden photo. The building in the background is a warehouse behind the garden at my Father's House. 7.     Close-up the of the tail. 8.     The nose and cockpit. Ejection seat us white metal from Aeroclub. 9.    Final shot. This was technically a very good build but it never looked good. It needed engraved panel lines and a subtle wash and weathering.

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