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U.S.M.C. F/A-22 Raptor

Started by chrisonord, June 01, 2010, 07:41:38 AM

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chrisonord

This is one of the 3 USMC/Navy F-22's I will be building, all of which will be part of the same air wing. The decals are the F-18 Flying Leathernecks ones that ChrisF very kindly sent to me, and being low vis, you can't really see them that much  :lol:
The aircraft is loaded out with a compliment of 6 Aim-120's internally, 2 Aim-9's internally 2 drop tanks and a pair of SLAM missiles. The other F-22's will be armed with HARM's, Rockeyes, mavericks, and or JDAM's/LGB's for the SEAD mission.



The kit is the Italeri 1/72nd scale one, and was a pig to build as the upper fuselage did not want to go together properly and one of the rear landing gear wells came unstuck and would not go back into its correct place. I also lost a lot of detail around the front of the main weapons bay trying to get it all to line up properly. I just hope the other Italeri(YF-22 Lightning II) version I have goes together better, and the Revell version.
Cheers,
Chris. 
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beowulf

looking good.............nice paint work  :thumbsup:
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Cliffy B

Awesome!!!  You don't often see a Raptor in USMC livery, keep it up man  :thumbsup:
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Taiidantomcat

Oh thats hot!  :wub: Great camo!! I have to ask- What colors did you use? Its really unique looking and yet plausable  :bow:
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chrisonord

Quote from: Taiidantomcat on June 01, 2010, 08:44:14 AM
Oh thats hot!  :wub: Great camo!! I have to ask- What colors did you use? Its really unique looking and yet plausable  :bow:
The colours I used are light blue, medium blue, sky grey and dark grey all Tamiya acrylics.
Cheers,
Chris.
The dogs philosophy on life.
If you cant eat it hump it or fight it,
Pee on it and walk away!!

Ed S

Looks good.  Liking the camo.  Too bad the Navy would never let the Marines have any.

Ed
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frank2056

The camo on your F-22 looks great! Where did you get the Marines decal? They seem to match the camo colors.

ChernayaAkula

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chrisonord

Quote from: frank2056 on June 01, 2010, 06:42:00 PM
The camo on your F-22 looks great! Where did you get the Marines decal? They seem to match the camo colors.
Hya Frank,
I got the decals from ChrisF a forum member, they are F-18 decals, I think they were ESCI ones.
Cheers,
Chris.
The dogs philosophy on life.
If you cant eat it hump it or fight it,
Pee on it and walk away!!

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G.Marcat

A very nice choice of colors: excellent work.

Ian the Kiwi Herder

 :thumbsup: Very nice colour combination, Chris, excellent work.

Ian
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JoeP

In want of hobby space!  The kitchen table is never stable.  Still managing to get some building done.

Cobra

Super Cool :thumbsup: :thumbsup: Tell me why i think 'TOP GUN' when i see this Plane? You did a Great Job :cheers: :cheers:Dan

chrisonord

Quote from: JoeP on June 09, 2010, 07:23:15 PM
Is this carrier-based?

:party:  :thumbsup:
Hya Joe,
The raptor has been built to be used either on land or on a carrier, I have made the kit with its arrestor hook out too.
Thanks for the comments Cobra, I appreciate it.
Coming soon......USMC OV-10M, 2 seater A-10, observer/CAS aircraft.
Cheers,
Chris.
The dogs philosophy on life.
If you cant eat it hump it or fight it,
Pee on it and walk away!!