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Zero77

F-35A, 34th FS Hill AFB

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Great show!  Excellent presentation.

 

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What is the blue in all of the grey?

 

It's interesting to me how stealth has evolved from the angular to the curvaceous.

 

Thank you.

Sincerely,

Mark

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Great show!  Excellent presentation.

 

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What is the blue in all of the grey?

 

 

 

I dont know what it is exactly, certainly a kind of tinted glass, a sensor, or something. I used the dark blue part of the kit decal even if i guess it should look a bit darker (the decal covers the whole grey+blue area, and i painted the grey area).

 

On the real aircraft it often appears black although depending of the light reflection it may look blueish or even purple.

 

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Thanks a lot for your kind comments !
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You did a bang up job on the F-35! It's one of those airplanes that has to grow on you! I've flown several Lockheed products so how can you not love a Herk! Great job on the zig zag panels and capturing that new paint that's still those blah gray shades. The F-104 in your display case is another favorite of mine too! 

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Absolutely terrific! Your paint looks like it laid down so clean and thin. The time masking those panles was well worth it, you got some great contrast there.

 

From experience I can say the canopy isn’t you. Seems we all have trouble getting it to fit. Looks like you mated it up pretty clean though.

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Absolutely terrific! Your paint looks like it laid down so clean and thin. The time masking those panles was well worth it, you got some great contrast there.

 

From experience I can say the canopy isn’t you. Seems we all have trouble getting it to fit. Looks like you mated it up pretty clean though.

 

Thanks !

 

It's a relief to read that there is obviously an issue with the canopy. I really struggled with the fit. Actually i had to sand some of the contact surfaces to adjust the fit and reduce the step i got at the rear, added some plastic sheet on the rear, filled most of the gap all around with Mr surfacer and then rescribed with a razor saw. It took me several hours. I prefer aicraft with canopy closed as you then just get the pure lines of it. I usually dont glue them so i can  open it to see the cockpit job. But in that cas i had no choice but glue it.

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