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1/72 Italeri Boeing X-32A JSF Demonstrator

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Hi all, 

This is my latest finish, Italeri's issue of the Boeing X-32A Demonstrator which was their entry in the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) competition and my entry in the Experimentals/Prototypes/Record Breakers GB here.


While certainly a distinctive design, the Boeing entry would have looked substantially different in production, with a non-delta wing and four post tail. In the end, it lost out to Lockheed Martin's X-35 which is now entering service as the F-35. 
You can read more about the Boeing design here. If you want to watch a documentary about this competition, i'd highly recommend Battle of the X-Planes which you'll also sometimes catch on repeat on Discovery or PBS America if you live in the UK.

Just to recap on the build..


Kit: Italeri 1208 Boeing X-32A

Scale: 1/72

Build: Out of Box with Tamiya Tape for cockpit belts. 

Paints: Halfords Plastic primer (can); Revell Acrylics (brush); Klear; Flory Models Wash; HB Pencil; W&N Matt Coat (also brush)

Decals: Kit with some extra spare stencils


35459944152_3d8d09d623_b.jpgItaleri_1_72_Boeing_X-32_A_Done_ (1)_s by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr


35459934152_e158c86070_b.jpgItaleri_1_72_Boeing_X-32_A_Done_ (3)_s by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr


35459938272_701c622e66_b.jpgItaleri_1_72_Boeing_X-32_A_Done_ (2)_s by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr


35459923422_786300dc21_b.jpgItaleri_1_72_Boeing_X-32_A_Done_ (9)_s by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr


35241190980_33482b464b_b.jpgItaleri_1_72_Boeing_X-32_A_Done_s by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr


And posed with an Italeri Sea Harrier for comparison...


35650659605_e7d2614c3c_b.jpgItalero_Boeing_X32A_Sea_Harrier_FRS1_1_s by Dermot Moriarty, on Flickr


And that's it! I have the Italeri X-35 in the stash too so might built that to display alongside it.

Thanks for looking and enjoy your modelling.



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