1/72 JASDF F-35X

Started by sykotik, March 07, 2019, 11:45:26 PM

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hey guys

I have been playing around with this F-35 for a few weeks now in between another project I have been tinkering on which will also soon be finished.
I've often thought the F-35 was pretty ugly and so decided that I may have to do something about that. I'm not sure it's as pretty as it could be, but I am happy with it

I've reversed the wings and made them out of sheet styrene. I added some canards because canards are cool and reversed the tail fins I also added some body panels which you can't really see under the paint. The decals are from an F-15 kit I had lying around except the roundels which I painted on

It was just a fun project to help try lift my stymied modelling mood of late.

Anyways, tell me what you think - good or bad

thanks for looking guys


I like it, esp. the white trim.  :thumbsup:


Very good.  Particularly the paint job.

- Can't be bothered to do the proper research and get it right.

Another ill conceived, lazily thought out, crudely executed and badly painted piece of half arsed what-if modelling muppetry from zenrat industries.

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Nice!  It'll fit right in with all those Gundams they have flying about.  :)
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Great paint.

Well done.  :thumbsup:



Decals my @r$e!

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gets a big  :thumbsup:  here as well
the whole look is something just right
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What an amazing transformation.  Much more exciting looking than the standard F-35.



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Stunning!  And visually arousing  :mellow:


thanks for the kind posts guys
There's a lot of things I would do differently if I were to do it again, and I may have done them on this one had I not begun to become super impatient with it.
I'm much happier so far with my other side project which I've been sitting on for ages - it's looking really good so far but it hasn't exactly been smooth sailing. However, I'm not going to build that one up just yet in case I put it back in the cupboard 

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Cool! :mellow:

Love the concept & the colour scheme! :thumbsup:
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