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Offline sykotik

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1/72 JASDF F-35X
« on: March 07, 2019, 11:45:26 pm »
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
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Re: 1/72 JASDF F-35X
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2019, 11:58:04 pm »
I like it, esp. the white trim.  :thumbsup:

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Re: 1/72 JASDF F-35X
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2019, 12:27:23 am »
Very good.  Particularly the paint job.
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Re: 1/72 JASDF F-35X
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2019, 02:04:02 am »
Nice!  It'll fit right in with all those Gundams they have flying about.  :)
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Re: 1/72 JASDF F-35X
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2019, 04:11:52 am »
That's Bob on is that
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Re: 1/72 JASDF F-35X
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2019, 04:14:36 am »
Great paint.

Well done.  :thumbsup:

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Re: 1/72 JASDF F-35X
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2019, 06:19:44 am »
Very good.  Particularly the paint job.
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Very much so  :thumbsup:
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Re: 1/72 JASDF F-35X
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2019, 10:13:40 am »
gets a big  :thumbsup:  here as well
the whole look is something just right
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Re: 1/72 JASDF F-35X
« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2019, 12:17:33 pm »
What an amazing transformation.  Much more exciting looking than the standard F-35.

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Re: 1/72 JASDF F-35X
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2019, 11:17:36 pm »
Brilliant work  :thumbsup:

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Re: 1/72 JASDF F-35X
« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2019, 05:02:25 am »
Stunning!  And visually arousing  :mellow:
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Re: 1/72 JASDF F-35X
« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2019, 05:38:11 am »
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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Re: 1/72 JASDF F-35X
« Reply #12 on: March 11, 2019, 07:59:10 am »
Cool! :mellow:

Love the concept & the colour scheme! :thumbsup:
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Re: 1/72 JASDF F-35X
« Reply #13 on: March 14, 2019, 03:28:33 am »
Good Idea, i like it...



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Re: 1/72 JASDF F-35X
« Reply #14 on: March 14, 2019, 03:29:42 am »
Wings are made how?