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Italeri is to release a new tool 1/48th Lockheed-Martin F-35B Lightning II kit - ref. 2810

Not a bad news considering the only other available 1/48th F-35B kit is the Kitty Hawk one. Now we'll just need a better F-35C.

Source: https://www.italeri.com/uploads/news/AY8p8Mc4VebT1GVJ5SVhR0wRFuvMlyG6nbu5dgSD.pdf

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  • Homebee changed the title to 1/48 - Lockheed-Martin F-35B Lightning II by Italeri - box art - release in 2021

Lets hope it doesn't come with the massive oversized RAM panels that their 72nd scale one has. Mind you I think all available kits seem to be blighted with those don't they?...

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3 minutes ago, keithjs said:

Lets hope it doesn't come with the massive oversized RAM panels that their 72nd scale one has. Mind you I think all available kits seem to be blighted with those don't they?...

That was my thought. 

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I'm hoping they follow with an F-35C. And since the latest F-35s seem to have a massive reduction in RAM panels on top, perhaps they could represent those with decals rather than molded into the plastic. I'd also like to see a 1/32 F-35C. You get the impression the F-35C is my favorite of the three versions?  🤩

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On 1/25/2021 at 6:43 AM, Homebee said:

Not a bad news considering the only other available 1/48th F-35B kit is the Kitty Hawk one.

 

I think referring to it as a kit is pushing it, 'kit' implies the parts are intended to fit together. ;)

On 1/25/2021 at 5:27 PM, exdraken said:

cheap? do not expect that....  but hopefully a worthy competitor to KH!

One of the Scandinavian members fought the KH and won! Barely! I hope Italeri can improve on that.

 

I'm glad to see a bit more colour on the box art though, that will help sales. With many younger model-makers who will see this as a 'normal' aircraft about that can only be good. But please Italeri make a good job of it.🙏

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On 1/25/2021 at 7:36 AM, Stephen said:

That was my thought. 

The Academy 1/72nd scale F-35A/B has raised RAM  panels, 

but they are very  subtle. I think it looks good.

If they keep the RAM very subtle on this kit, I think it will look  convincing.

But it's Italeri,  so I'm not holding my breath!

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Release expected in August 2022 - ref. 2810 - Lockheed-Martin F-35B Lightning II

Box art, decals & final test model.

Source: 

https://www.italeri.com/en/article/808

https://www.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=pfbid0h97SHeBLBMc5YtQvJ8CC3BevoWUmjDn2T8L9Eq9hff8rYBtqgvskTMT7X5nUtaPnl&id=454765391262753&m_entstream_source=timeline

 

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F-35B Lightning II II 1:48 - COMING SOON (100% new moulds).

We are proud to show you the preview of our new incoming 1:48 scale model kit dedicated to the 5th generation all-weather multirole combat aircraft : boxart, final assembly test, decal sheets and the photo-etched fret.

 

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  • Homebee changed the title to 1/48 - Lockheed-Martin F-35B Lightning II by Italeri - box art+3D renders+decals - release in 2022
  • Homebee changed the title to 1/48 - Lockheed-Martin F-35B Lightning II by Italeri - box art+3D renders+decals - release August 2022

That looks rather nice!

And the ominous beast mode included as well!

and a gun pod :thumbsup:

 

Decals ( nice schemes!!) say GBU-31 in the weapons bay... shouldn't those be max 1000lb bombs in there on the B?

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  • Homebee changed the title to 1/48 - Lockheed-Martin F-35B Lightning II by Italeri - box art+3D renders+schemes+decals+test model - release August 2022

Why oh why do they insist on the oversize RAM panel outlines. It just makes the whole model look so 'chunky'. Correctly coloured decals would be more than adequate. 

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1 hour ago, keithjs said:

Why oh why do they insist on the oversize RAM panel outlines. It just makes the whole model look so 'chunky'. Correctly coloured decals would be more than adequate. 

 

Easy reading for the visually impaired?

 

S.

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2 hours ago, keithjs said:

Why oh why do they insist on the oversize RAM panel outlines. It just makes the whole model look so 'chunky'. Correctly coloured decals would be more than adequate. 

I 100% agree, particularly if you carefully trimmed them so there was no extra clear carrier film. These thick panels are about the scale size of plywood.

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Oh yeah! Italeri's dreaded RAM panels pneumatic hammer rendition again.

The (fairly) recent change to the RAM paint application should have made it so that decals in a different sheen than the rest of the plane would suffice.

Another disappointment from Italeri, but yet again why would you have expected anything different.

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Yeah, no.  My hard earned won't be buying this.  Terrible RAM panels.  

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16 hours ago, Ad-4N said:

Yeah, no.  My hard earned won't be buying this.  Terrible RAM panels.  


A bit of sanding should take the edges off a bit maybe? Already have the KH kit and many extra's for it, so will wait for reviews.

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Can it be built with all the fan panels unextended and the exhaust not sending thrust down?

 

John

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To be fair and balanced, RAM panels are a BIG issue in the Meng kit as well (only alternative in the market so far).  For those who "don´t like" the Italeri kit (not yet released). 

 

Some basic modelling skills fixes the issue (in both kits).

 

My two cents.

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