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F-35B (x2) - Royal Navy
« on: December 05, 2018, 12:24:10 pm »
This is almost "not a WHIF", but until a formal announcement that the RAF will have a few F-35As and the Fleet Air Arm will keep all the F-35Bs, the markings on these models will have to remain "aspirational".   :wacko:

One, (with the barn doors open) you may have seen before on this site, but I've modified the markings slightly to add an Integrated Test Force badge (as worn during the recent Flying Trials on HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH). The other has closed intakes and some (slightly) toned down 809 Sqn markings. 

Both are Fujimi 1/72 kits, built out the box, hand brushed Humbrol enamel and with a mix of kit and inkjet decals!  FLY (ROYAL) NAVY ;)

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Re: F-35B (x2) - Royal Navy
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2018, 02:38:52 pm »
Very nice!  Love seeing a little color on an F-35! 

Hopefully if they do decide to go with a split buy of A/Bs they increase the B order to at least 60.  Going to be hard to field viable, sustainable Carrier Strike with 48 airframes. An A (or D?) in full color 617 Sqn Centenary markings would look awfully nice a few years down the road...
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Re: F-35B (x2) - Royal Navy
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2018, 06:20:42 pm »
Good models! :thumbsup:
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Re: F-35B (x2) - Royal Navy
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2018, 07:32:03 pm »
Very nice work, both look great! :thumbsup:
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Re: F-35B (x2) - Royal Navy
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2018, 06:14:59 am »
They do look very nice  :thumbsup:
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Re: F-35B (x2) - Royal Navy
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2018, 06:18:31 am »
Marvelous :thumbsup:
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Re: F-35B (x2) - Royal Navy
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2018, 06:32:20 am »
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Re: F-35B (x2) - Royal Navy
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2018, 08:42:03 am »
Very nice, I've got a couple of those Fujimi kits too, but the open 'suction relief doors' isn't an option. What did you do there as I want to do the same ?
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Re: F-35B (x2) - Royal Navy
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2018, 11:00:55 am »
Quite right, mate!!!
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Re: F-35B (x2) - Royal Navy
« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2018, 01:45:39 pm »
I can't wait for some commem. schemes for the RAF's F-35s when they might put some REAL Red/White/Blue roundels on them.

Those lo-viz RAF roundels look totally appalling!  :banghead: :banghead:
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Re: F-35B (x2) - Royal Navy
« Reply #10 on: December 08, 2018, 07:01:35 am »
I've got a couple of those Fujimi kits too, but the open 'suction relief doors' isn't an option. What did you do there as I want to do the same ?

Its a real glaring shortfall on an otherwise nice kit. 

I hacked them out and created some scratch doors.  Which then required an inlet duct too:





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Re: F-35B (x2) - Royal Navy
« Reply #11 on: December 08, 2018, 07:04:07 am »
Thanks for that gengriz, I thought for a moment there was an aftermarket part that could be used.
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Re: F-35B (x2) - Royal Navy
« Reply #12 on: December 08, 2018, 08:44:37 pm »
Good looking birds.

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Re: F-35B (x2) - Royal Navy
« Reply #13 on: December 10, 2018, 04:25:51 am »
What a lovely pair (ooo-er!)

I did an 809 Sqn Lightning a couple of years ago, (Kittyhawk 1/48) in the more traditional MSG/LAG scheme.  I have another that I'm going to do in RAF colours, but I want to get a C and do that as a full RN aircraft.....

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