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Lockheed F-35 Lightning II

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Category:Aircraft - Jets
Aircraft - Jets
Also known as:
Used from:2006–Now
Used by:Military
Manufacturer:US Lockheed
Model:F-35 Lightning II

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Books

 
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Falk Röllig added a new photoalbum.
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1:72
paint job and weathering of the weapon bays nearly done. Maybe some drybrush after a matt coat.
16 | 14. January, 10:29
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Alexander
Nice detailwork so far, following.
6. February, 19:41
Falk Röllig
Welcome Alexander. Small steps forward. A lot of ejector pin marks at the weapons and the bay doors need clean up but could be done. Not far to start painting.
13. February, 17:14
Sergej I
In! 👍, looking forward to watch this
21. March, 09:23
Maciej Bellos
The weapons bay is pretty impressive. Top work!
24. June, 07:12
Alexander
Agreed, looks nice!
24. June, 08:29
Pete Howe added a new photoalbum.
12 | 28. January, 12:16
Peter chiu
Great work.
18. June, 06:36
Jonn
Very tidy Pete
18. June, 07:59
Alexander
Agreed - quite clean paintwork and overall nice build! 👍
18. June, 22:08
John Thomas
Nice work
19. June, 00:34
Snorre Sandviken added a new photoalbum.
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1:72
9 | 2. June, 11:58
Markus Antonius
Absolute convincing wear of the paint on this one! could you please describe some of the techniques used?
2. June, 13:23
Richard Sellei added a new project.
1:48
In progress
1:48 F-35A Lightning II (Kitty Hawk KH80103)
 
23. May, 04:11
Sergej I added a new photoalbum.
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1:48
Laying some paint and shades on the pilot and cockpit
12 | 8. January, 06:48
Sergej I
Stash is on the way, trying to find some decent and not too expensive RAM masks...
8. January, 06:52
Daniel
Thank god the navy didn't give up its use of color on those jets, awesome subject! really looking forward to this one 👍
8. January, 12:41
Slavo Hazucha
At least they got the make-up to look right..! 😄

Looking forward to your take at the GB as well as to see what the KH kit is worth - I saw the Meng box open, stuff looked all right in there, yet still no purchase followed...

Certainly not building the F-35 anytime soon myself, but happy to be a "loyal wingman" to your efforts!😉
8. January, 16:20
Nathan Dempsey
Following for sure 🙂
8. January, 17:28
Maciej Bellos
Following!
8. January, 22:16
Sergej I
Mail call today... the thing in 48th scale is silly huge lol... like a big clad of plastic, who would want to spend all the paint on that! 😄
11. January, 23:01
Ali Yulianto
Following! I have the KH F-35B and would love to see how the build on this one goes.
13. January, 23:11
Roland Gunslinger
Count me in 👍
21. March, 10:13
Slavo Hazucha
😄 Maciej - I haven´t seen the KH box specifically, but had a look at the Meng one in a store and thought - "oh, what a compact kit, is it really 48-scale?" 😄
21. March, 13:01
Dionisios Klavdianos
Nice work mate! What colors did you use for the fuselage? Main color and raised panels?
26. April, 06:51
sourdud added a new project.
22. April, 17:09
Snorre Sandviken added a new project.
1:72
Completed
1:72 F-35A Lightning II (Italeri 1409)1:72 F-35A interior S. A. - Italeri - (Eduard SS497)
Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II
US Military US Air Force (1947-now)
USAF 33 Fighter Wing, 58 FS 11-5027
2015 - Eglin AB
 
21. April, 08:43
Olivier added a new project.
1:48
Ideas
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1 | 18. April, 14:38
David Taylor
Got the 2.0 in the stash.Mind if I sit in.
18. April, 17:57
Olivier added a new project.
1:48
Ideas
1:48 F-35A (Meng Model LS-007)1:48 F-35A (Eduard BIG49186)
Lockheed F-35A Lightning II
US Military S Air Force (1947-now)
33 FW 11-5033 EG (Col. Lance Pich)
2015 - Eglin AFB, FL
FS36170 FS36134
 
18. April, 15:01
Alexander added a new project.
1 | 9. April, 11:30
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