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Project: YF-23
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23. September 2018 at 14:58:31 Share
JOHN THOMAS Hey Guys, I started a new project of the Italeri YF-23. I have had this kit seating around for many years. The kit dates back to 1994. I will all so be building Italeri's YF-22, X-32 and the X-35. They will be built mostly out of the box with a few added details and using the kit decals. Their were two YF-23 built and the kit gives you decals for both aircraft. I have two kits and I may build both one in the Gunship Gray and the other in Light and Dark Ghost Gray.
23. September 2018 at 15:17:57
Ferenc Sarka I made the same kit this year. There were a few fitting problems with the kit. As i remember problems were at the end of each wings and at the tail of the plane. If you see the pictures of the real plane there are numbers both side of the tail fins, but the decal sheet has just for the outside. Following
23. September 2018 at 16:15:51
JOHN THOMAS Ferenc, I did see your build and it got we excited to pull out mine and build it.
23. September 2018 at 17:09:30
Cuajete Following.
23. September 2018 at 17:36:40
23. September 2018 at 19:05:53
Dave Flitton Watching!!!!
23. September 2018 at 23:31:50
JOHN THOMAS Cuajete, Julian and Dave Thanks. More photos up soon.
24. September 2018 at 00:32:24
JOHN THOMAS New photos up today. As Ferenc said the kit does have fit issue big time. After some test fitting I will try to hide or fill in all of the seams and gaps I can. I made some plastic baffles in the aft exhaust area to hide some nasty gaps and used some putty on the main bay doors. More seams and gaps to fill in to come. when I glue the top and bottom wings / fuselage together.
24. September 2018 at 12:38:13
Daniel Klink Will have to watch this.. Difficult Kit though.
24. September 2018 at 12:39:57
JOHN THOMAS Daniel, Thanks. Yes, a little more work than I would do but it's the only nice kit of this aircraft at 1/72 scale.
24. September 2018 at 12:55:45
JOHN THOMAS New photos up today. I did lots of sanding and gap hiding and more sanding the pass few day on this aircraft. Also have the tails glued on using super glue. Preping for paint now.
28. September 2018 at 12:41:04
JOHN THOMAS New photos up today. started work on the small bits and have the first coat of paint on the aircraft.
4. October 2018 at 00:28:36
JOHN THOMAS A few new photos up today. Still more painting to do. More photos soon.
7. October 2018 at 13:05:14
Cuajete Looking good so far.
8. October 2018 at 18:04:50
Daniel Klink Very Good job John! Nothing to see from the Gaps and Trenches before.. And the fine and sharp bodyline has been perfectly reworked where the Fuselage halves joint.. Respect
8. October 2018 at 18:21:33
JOHN THOMAS Daniel, Thanks The Fuselage and wings are split top and bottom and the joins are on the under side at the control surfaces, they are a bit wide but not to bad and I left them. There is no real fuselage joint. The body blends into the wings.
8. October 2018 at 20:44:20
Daniel Klink Hi John, i know i meant Pic 42.. That looks terrible before you got hand on it.
8. October 2018 at 20:47:35
JOHN THOMAS Daniel, I see the chin line was not to great of a fit on each side of the nose. I used Prefect Plastic Putty on the gap and it worked really nice.
8. October 2018 at 21:23:49
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