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#1 F`s are my favs

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 11:29 AM

It`s finally done! 

 

* The WIP topic
 

The F-23A Black Widow II in a searial production variant like it would be if it was the chosen winner from the ATF competition some two decades ago. The original kit is the HobbyBoss 1/48 YF-23 kit, which went through a major conversion, and almost all the surfaces were completely edited. Check out the full WIP topic for more insight although the majority of the first photos of the build cannot be displayed. She's a very beautiful plane, it think, and i considered all the diagrams and info on the http://yf-23.net page while making this conversion. So I kept the imagination level as low as possible, well.... maybe the weathering is quite alot, but who knows... maybe it really could have look that much soiled and weathered.

 

A couple of serries of photoshoots will follow, cause the landing gear and the rudders are moveable, to allow 2 display modes - inflight and parked. First a dozen overall pics... Hope you like them, and Enjoy!

 

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 11:33 AM

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 12:15 PM

Stunning


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Posted 17 May 2018 - 12:17 PM

What could have been ...
Acrs on the build
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Posted 17 May 2018 - 12:22 PM

Great work! The paint and weathering really came together


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Posted 17 May 2018 - 12:36 PM

superb work!


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Posted 17 May 2018 - 12:55 PM

Beautiful - congrats on creating such a great finish

 

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 01:40 PM

Really a great job, and so much better looking than the Raptor!

Cheers, Tom
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Posted 17 May 2018 - 02:23 PM

Outstanding job on this! I used to work at Edwards AFB and saw the prototypes fly. Always liked it better than the F-22.
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Posted 17 May 2018 - 03:15 PM

Epic build with stunning result, congrats!

Cheers

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#11 F`s are my favs

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 04:02 PM

Many Thanks, guys! Thx for following along the build and for the nice comments! 



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Posted 17 May 2018 - 08:43 PM

Fantastic modelling and a sexy airplane results.

 

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 10:04 PM

Futuristic
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Posted 18 May 2018 - 08:40 AM

Truly awesome!!


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 11:57 AM

In-flight.

 

With highlight on the starboard:

 

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and on the port side:

 

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...there is more... :)







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