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Very challenging and fun build on the Kitty Hawk F-35B STOVL Marine Corps Lightning. I started about eight months ago did a ton of research to find the most detailed photos. The aircraft has allot of openings so it only seems right to pay attention to the detail in each area. To give detail but not over do it. Also allot of research and test swatches on the paint. RAM panels overall paint scheme has to be very sharp it’s a challenge for the most seasoned modeller as the aircraft has not been in service that long and even carrier Ops show minimal weathering. The engine and aft underside seems to take the brunt of the weathering. 


I bashed the hell out of this kit replacing or reworking the engine, rear rudders, leading edge spoilers, wing flaps, vertical stabilizers, landing gear, wheels, cockpit and decals. Lots of wiring and hydraulics added to the landing gear, weapons and landing gear bay. The kit is fair at best the surface detail on the main body upper and lower portion is there but that’s about it. Biggest challenge was the lack of any detail on that gorgeous rotating exaust nozzel Lockheed Martin designed found great photos to work from. 


If you have any questions on the build paint colours, PE add on kits please feel free to contact me.

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Wow! really nice.  Good job you didn't overdo the detail...😁

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Golly! She looks stark naked when lying on her back!

 

What an incredible research and detailing work you've done. That's a lot of finicky work, to put it mildly and the swivelling nozzle is just a piece of clockmaker's art. Hat off in humble respect!

 

Kind regards,

 

Joachim

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Beautifully detailed F-35B - nice finish too!

 

Cheers

 

Malcolm

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Wow, that's a lot of open panels and detail!

 

Great build.

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I'm done! I'm just going to price all my kits tomorrow and get rid of my modelling equipment! That is one of thee most impressive builds I have ever seen! I am not worthy lol.

 

Marc

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