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Offline Devilfish

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EPTS X-35B
« on: October 27, 2014, 12:01:38 am »
When the X-35 program turned into the F-35, the X-35B was bought for use by the Empire Test Pilots School, to enable training of prospective test pilots on 5th gen and STOVL aircraft.

Panda 1/48 X-35B.  Strangely, although you get all the relevant doors and intakes/exhausts, the rear nozzle only comes in aft position.  I cut and repositioned it to suit.







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Re: EPTS X-35B
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2014, 12:31:50 am »
That's pretty!  :thumbsup: A bit feartureless (curse of any stealth design...), but pretty. Much better than a dull overall grey.

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Re: EPTS X-35B
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2014, 12:36:07 am »
Terrrific job, that.  :thumbsup: :bow:

And it looks REALLY good in Raspberry Ripple too. Where did you get the ETPS badge on the fin(s) from?
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Re: EPTS X-35B
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2014, 12:44:20 am »
I had thought about a wash to break up the "featurelessness", but in the end decided that it should be immaculate (and I couldn't be bothered...)

The EPTS badges came from the TSR2 What-if decal sheet.

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Re: EPTS X-35B
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2014, 12:47:09 am »
The EPTS badges came from the TSR2 What-if decal sheet.

Ah, of course, thanks. [slaphead]
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Re: EPTS X-35B
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2014, 01:40:11 am »
Great build. :bow:

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Re: EPTS X-35B
« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2014, 01:56:20 am »
Very pretty.  Much better than the usual look.
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Re: EPTS X-35B
« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2014, 05:01:55 am »
Well done, and good work on the nozzle.
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Re: EPTS X-35B
« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2014, 06:13:38 am »
...couldn't be bothered klol. Know the feeling !

Came out really nice. Looks awesome in that scheme. Don't blame the stealth tho for the featurelessness of the model, I'm pretty sure that new Kitthawk one has lumps and angles and bumps etc etc all over it !

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Re: EPTS X-35B
« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2014, 09:19:01 am »
That looks the business  :thumbsup:
Decals my @r$e!

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Re: EPTS X-35B
« Reply #10 on: October 27, 2014, 05:58:53 pm »
Now that's something different for the f-35... And it looks good!
Nice work! :thumbsup:
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Re: EPTS X-35B
« Reply #11 on: October 28, 2014, 06:05:24 pm »
Beautiful model! :thumbsup:

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Re: EPTS X-35B
« Reply #12 on: November 26, 2014, 03:07:15 pm »
Ah yes, lovely! Brilliant execution Devilfish, and RR fits it like a glove.
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