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Northrop YF-23

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Category:Aircraft - Jets
Aircraft - Jets
Also known as:
Used from:1990–1991
Used by:CivilMilitary
Manufacturer:US Northrop
Model:YF-23

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1:72 YF-23 (Platz AE-24)
YF-23 U.S. Air Force Prototype Fighter
Platz 1:72
AE-24 2021 | Changed decals
1:72 YF-23 (Dragon 2507)
Northrop
YF-23 Black Widow II
Dragon 1:72
2507 2019* | Changed box
1:72 YF-23 (Italeri 191)
Northrop / MDD
YF-23 Black Widow
Italeri 1:72
191 1991 | New tool
1:72 YF-23 (DML 2507)
YF-23
DML 1:72
2507 1991 | Changed box
1:72 YF-23 (Italeri 191)
Northrop / MDD
YF-23 Black Widow
Italeri 1:72
191 1994 | Changed box
1:72 YF-23 (Dragon 2507)
YF-23
Dragon 1:72
2507 1991 | New tool
 

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1:72 YF-23 (Platz AE-24)
YF-23 U.S. Air Force Prototype Fighter
Platz 1:72
AE-24 2021 | Changed decals
1:144 YF-23 Cockpit (RetroWings RW44147)
Detail Set
YF-23 Cockpit for Revell YF-23 kit
RetroWings 1:144
RW44147 2017 | New tool
1:72 YF-23 (Dragon 2507)
Northrop
YF-23 Black Widow II
Dragon 1:72
2507 2019* | Changed box
1:72 YF-23 (Shanghai Dragon 2507)
YF-23
Shanghai Dragon 1:72
2507 199x | Changed box
1:72 YF-23 (DML 2507)
YF-23
DML 1:72
2507 1991 | Changed box
1:72 YF-23 (Italeri 191)
Northrop / MDD
YF-23 Black Widow
Italeri 1:72
191 1994 | Changed box
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Slavo Hazucha added a new photoalbum.
50 | 8. January, 13:02
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Bill Gilman
Just caught up with this one. The YF-23 is one of my favourite modern jets, and I so much wanted it to win the ATF competition. Oh well...in any case, the paint work you've done on the exhaust tiles is exquisite. You've really captured that look.
22. March, 17:38
Slavo Hazucha
@Otto - I will use a metal rod & a wood base to have some weight at ground level - it´s quite a big model & I found this method working rather fine for me.

@Black Baron - deepened the lines a bit with a carving needle & then went through with a JLC razor-saw. the small angles were carefully cut through with a hobby knife

@Bill - in terms of shape innovation it keeps up even with the "6th-gen" concepts coming up now in the 2020´s... thanks - I went along the excellent sources from:

https://yf-23.webs.com/galleries/trough.html

I´m sure you´d manage the same in 72-scale😉
22. March, 20:19
OttovonLindberg
Is this project on hold?
12. June, 21:48
Nathan Dempsey
Hopefully it is just a video game that has stolen Slavo away.
12. June, 22:57
Gary Kitchen
Awesome stuff Slavo. I know that canopy isn't what you planned but the clarity and shine on the pre-dipped plastic is astounding. What treatment did you give it please. 👍
13. June, 07:10
Antoine Meylan added a new photoalbum.
14 | 23. March, 19:09
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Daniel
Another brick in the wall, really really nice 👏
11. June, 18:07
Dave Flitton
Watching
11. June, 20:48
Sergej I
Watching! Great details, especially with the oven tiles. 👍
11. June, 21:52
Clifford Keesler
Looking very nice.
11. June, 22:04
Antoine Meylan
Bienvenue et merci pour vos gentils messages! 😉 c'est la première fois que j'essayais de faire des dégradés à la peinture à l'huile.
12. June, 17:23
Matěj added a new project.
1:48
Ideas
1:48 USAF YF-23 (HobbyBoss 81722)
 
4. May, 09:28
Przemyslaw Sroczynski added a new photoalbum.
4 | 27. March, 20:45
Przemyslaw Sroczynski added a new project.
1:144
Completed
1:144 YF-23 Black Widow II (Trumpeter 01332)
 
27. March, 20:44
servalpe added a new photoalbum.
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1:72
Project: YF-23 PAV-1
1:72 YF-23 (Dragon 2507)
13 | 24. January, 23:44
Ricardo Reis
Looks great, congrats! 👍
25. January, 01:41
servalpe
Thanks for your appreciation !!
25. January, 08:49
Raphael Bernecole
Very nice work of this beautiful bird !! Well done ! 🙂
25. January, 12:45
Konrad Limmer
Very nice and detailed! Especially the different metal colours on the engine nozzles looking awesome!
25. January, 13:04
Cuajete
Nice result. Congrats!
25. January, 19:42
servalpe
Hey guys, you are awesome. This was my 5th kit that I have done since I returned to the hobby 2 years ago. In this case, I scribed a lot of panel lines that were not in the Dragon Kit. The nozzles are painted with several metal colors and yellow tint using small square masks.
25. January, 19:47
servalpe added a new project.
11 images
1:72
Completed
1:72 YF-23 (Dragon 2507)
 
24. January, 23:43
Antoine Meylan added a new project.
1:48 USAF YF-23 (HobbyBoss 81722)1:48 YF-23 Landing Gear (Scale Aircraft Conversions 48265)
Northrop McDonnell Douglas F-23A Black Widow II
US Military US Air Force (1947-now)
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3 | 8. January, 13:07
Slavo Hazucha
Hey, same as mine (minus the LG parts), let´s go for it! 🙂
8. January, 13:14
Antoine Meylan
je l'ai acheté il y a 4-5 mois et je ne savais pas quand le faire! Voila une très bonne occasion de le commencer 🙂
Je n'ai pas eu le temps de faire mon BF109 pour l'évènement 2020 🙁
8. January, 13:16
Daniel
cool, another widow, watching!
8. January, 13:19
9. January, 12:14
tyu added a new project.
1:48
Ideas
Scratchbuilt
 
8. January, 15:18
Slavo Hazucha added a new project.
1:48
In progress
1:48 USAF YF-23 (HobbyBoss 81722)
 
8. January, 12:46
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