1/32 Italeri F-35

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Re: 1/32 Italeri F-35

Postby qfa_tsv » Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:59 am

Blimey some serious work here
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Re: 1/32 Italeri F-35

Postby ericg » Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:20 pm

Close examination of photos revealed a small change was required on the underside of the fuselage. Italeri had the same layout of panels on both sides of the fuselage whereas the photo of the RAAF aircraft showed a very different story.

Here is the panel in question, a double up of what it looks like on the other side.

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The excellent photo of the underside reveals a different configuration in front of the APU exhaust, with raised detail and shapes.

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I removed all of the raised detail and filled the panel lines. notice that I also continued a panel line through to the rear corner of the wheel well by scribing it along the raised panel that Italeri have in place.

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Using Studio, I traced the new panels required from the photo above and manipulated them to fit.

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I cut these from oramask to check for fit and did this a couple of times until I was happy.

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Once happy, I cut these on plastic card.

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I had marked the position of each part when I had the Oramask parts in place. This enabled me to glue the plastic card parts in place with Tamiya Extra fine.

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Primed.

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Re: 1/32 Italeri F-35

Postby RAAFBrat » Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:10 pm

I'm just sitting here shaking my head. Amazing stuff, way beyond me. I just glue stuff together & paint it :D. Btw, are those "Arrestor Hook" placards I see there? Didn't know that ours had them.
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Re: 1/32 Italeri F-35

Postby surfsup » Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:29 pm

Your attention to detail just befuddles me Eric. Superb work as usual.....Cheers mark
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Re: 1/32 Italeri F-35

Postby RayS » Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:59 am

I am loving this usual attention to detail Eric!

Should I mention it looks like the kit engraved lines for the forward edge of the arrestor hook cover is not right compared to the picture you posted? :-) But you saw that, didn't you?
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Re: 1/32 Italeri F-35

Postby ericg » Sun Oct 27, 2019 1:05 pm

I painted the model using MRP camouflage grey, then used the MRP Have Glass flat clear which has very small reflective chips in it. I then clear glossed the model using SMS clear and applied the decals.

I used the Ronin graphics 3 SQN decal sheet for the tail eagles and the serial numbers but elected to use the kit stencil data and roundels as they were a bit larger and more lighter.

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I made up some intake bungs, and the small bung that goes into the small intake above the right side engine intake. I made some resin copies of these. I will make these available for purchase once I rework the intake bungs a bit more.

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A small rope will be added to the bung.

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Re: 1/32 Italeri F-35

Postby RayS » Sun Oct 27, 2019 6:46 pm

That is looking mighty fine Eric.
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Re: 1/32 Italeri F-35

Postby thommo » Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:55 am

Incredible, the epoxy sculpted bungs are excellent
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Re: 1/32 Italeri F-35

Postby Mike Pearse » Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:20 am

Fantastic work Eric.
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