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USN F-35:FAR model
« on: August 11, 2021, 01:34:55 pm »
To solve US Navy‘s Super Hornet/tanker problem, Lockheed Martin offered a new purpose-built F-35 to fill the role of carrier-based tanker. The new F-35s are dubbed E’s and doesn’t have weapon bays nor have the targeting sensor below the nose. Along with stealthy metallic paint was not applied. In January of 2022, the first batch of E’s reached the Fleet. Each F-35 squadron was assigned 4 aircraft. My 1/48 scale F-35E represents one from VFA-31 “Tomcatters” while onboard the U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln, callsign “Douche Nozzle One-One”.




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Re: USN F-35:FAR model
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2021, 05:21:25 pm »
Great work  :thumbsup:

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Re: USN F-35:FAR model
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2021, 12:59:41 am »
Nice!  :thumbsup:

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Re: USN F-35:FAR model
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2021, 06:30:03 am »
That does look nice  :thumbsup:
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Re: USN F-35:FAR model
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2021, 07:35:30 am »
Gorgeous!   Looks so different without the Have Glass plaint of whatever they call it on the F-35. 
So I got that going for me...which is nice....

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Re: USN F-35:FAR model
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2021, 01:20:09 pm »
Thanks Guys  :thumbsup:

Gorgeous!   Looks so different without the Have Glass plaint of whatever they call it on the F-35.

Thanks AeroplaneDriver

To be honest, I was too lazy to try to replicate the Have Glass scheme and have it "look" right in scale.  But I took the opportunity to play with a weathered Naval scheme.

Thanks again everybody,
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Re: USN F-35:FAR model
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2021, 11:48:36 am »
Nice.  :thumbsup:

Technically if built as a dedicated tanker it would be designated KF-35E,
the 'K' indicating the tanker role.

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Re: USN F-35:FAR model
« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2021, 06:57:21 pm »
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Re: USN F-35:FAR model
« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2021, 04:17:07 pm »
Nice.  :thumbsup:

Technically if built as a dedicated tanker it would be designated KF-35E,
the 'K' indicating the tanker role.

I know, but I can get more peoples attention by titling it USN F-35  ;)

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Re: USN F-35:FAR model
« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2021, 02:47:22 pm »
I am definitely O "K" with this one.   :thumbsup:

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Re: USN F-35:FAR model
« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2021, 02:08:59 pm »
Impressive work, as always!

There is no tailhook?
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Re: USN F-35:FAR model
« Reply #11 on: August 21, 2021, 05:19:58 am »
 :thumbsup: :wub:  So nice!!

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Re: USN F-35:FAR model
« Reply #12 on: August 23, 2021, 06:41:07 pm »
Impressive work, as always!

There is no tailhook?

Yes, she has a tailhook but I didn't want to display it down and the "Great" Kitty Hawk kit it is... :-X the doors to close the tailhook bay doesn't even come close to matching the opening.  So, I filled it Millput, sanded it smooth and scribed some new panel lines. Did the same thing with the air to air refueling probe. For more, look here... https://www.instagram.com/p/CRrlROghdvR/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

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:thumbsup: :wub:  So nice!!

Thanks dude

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Re: USN F-35:FAR model
« Reply #13 on: August 25, 2021, 05:48:46 am »
Impressive work, as always!

There is no tailhook?

Yes, she has a tailhook but I didn't want to display it down and the "Great" Kitty Hawk kit it is... :-X the doors to close the tailhook bay doesn't even come close to matching the opening.  So, I filled it Millput, sanded it smooth and scribed some new panel lines. Did the same thing with the air to air refueling probe. For more, look here... https://www.instagram.com/p/CRrlROghdvR/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link


Oh, ok! I didn't know the Kitty Hawk was so... great haha !
Nice pictures on your Instagram BTW !
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Re: USN F-35:FAR model
« Reply #14 on: October 10, 2021, 06:26:43 am »
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Nice pictures on your Instagram BTW !

Thanks  :thumbsup: