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F19 Stealth Fighter by Jack12477 - FINISHED - Testors/Italeri - 1:48 scale - Plastic


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Sorry I don't have a full step-by-step build log for this one but I had not thought about a build log when I started it, hence I have only completed/near completed photos to show

 

I chose the daytime mission colors (all gray) over the nighttime mission colors (all black).  Even then the decals are barely visible when photographed and only slight more visible to the naked eye.  But it was a fun and rather easy build.  Not a lot of fiddly bits to mess around with.   I also have the F117 Stealth Fighter by Testors/Italeri in 1:48 scale to build - Soon !!!

 

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In Paint shop :

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Final assembly and decal:

 

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Nice.. When I worked in Saudi Arabia in the 90's, one of my jobs as a landscape architect I was to beautify the military airbases, the Dutch company, Ballast Nedam, built for the Saudis. This included the bunkers that housed the F117. 

I saw these birds up close. Breathtaking. 

(Saudis have weird ideas of what to landscape). 

Marcus 

Current Built: Zeehaen 1639, Dutch Fluit from Dutch explorer Abel J. Tasman

 

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really nice model Jack :)   l've only built one jet within the last year........I'm happier doing prop planes :)   I'm a fan of the gray camo.  I think the decals are suppose to be like that.......stealth.   some hobby shops do carry decal sets for these birds,  but these are more correct for the aircraft.  here is my F15 Eagle.

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I do have an F14A Tomcat in the stash......future project ;)    perhaps you could do a log on that Dauntless  .......

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finished builds:
Billings Nordkap 476 / Billings Cux 87 / Billings Mary Ann / Billings AmericA - reissue
Billings Regina - bashed into the Susan A / Andrea Gail 1:20 - semi scratch w/ Billing instructions
M&M Fun Ship - semi scratch build / Gundalow - scratch build / Jeanne D'Arc - Heller
Phylly C & Denny-Zen - the Lobsie twins - bashed & semi scratch dual build

Billing T78 Norden

 

in dry dock:
Billing's Gothenborg 1:100 / Billing's Boulogne Etaples 1:20
Billing's Half Moon 1:40 - some scratch required
Revell U.S.S. United States 1:96 - plastic/ wood modified / Academy Titanic 1:400
Trawler Syborn - semi scratch / Holiday Harbor dual build - semi scratch

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Another nice job Jack even if it was done under a "Need-to-know" clearance level!

I think it looks even better in the gray than it would have in the black.

Lou

 

Build logs: Colonial sloop Providence 1/48th scale kit bashed from AL Independence

Currant builds:

Constructo Brigantine Sentinel (Union) (On hold)

Minicraft 1/350 Titanic (For the Admiral)

1/350 Heavy Cruiser USS Houston (Resin)

Currant research/scratchbuild:

Schooner USS Lanikai/Hermes

Non ship build log:

1/35th UH-1H Huey

 

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16 hours ago, popeye the sailor said:

I do have an F14A Tomcat in the stash......future project ;)

Thanks, Denis.  Nice model of the F-15 you did.  I like the shading.   I did a F14 some decades back but it got so busted up in storage I had to toss it out.

 

Sitting on the shelf in addition the the F117 A are 1:48 Scale Testors/Italeri : YF-12 A Interceptor, and AC-130 A Hercules Gunship both are huge models.  The box for the AC 130 is 40 inches long and the YF12 is 20 inches lone.  Once I figure out how and where to display them I will start building them, that is, once I scrape 2 decades worth of dust off the boxes. ;)

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whoa......never built one that big!   the last large plane I built was a Stuka.........and my brothers and sister destroyed it on me  {we were kids}   I'm sure there is a lot of interior detail.......if you start one.......ya gotta post it  ;)    the 606 store { the old hobby shop I used to haunt} had a stratofortress hanging from the rafters...what a huge plane it was!

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finished builds:
Billings Nordkap 476 / Billings Cux 87 / Billings Mary Ann / Billings AmericA - reissue
Billings Regina - bashed into the Susan A / Andrea Gail 1:20 - semi scratch w/ Billing instructions
M&M Fun Ship - semi scratch build / Gundalow - scratch build / Jeanne D'Arc - Heller
Phylly C & Denny-Zen - the Lobsie twins - bashed & semi scratch dual build

Billing T78 Norden

 

in dry dock:
Billing's Gothenborg 1:100 / Billing's Boulogne Etaples 1:20
Billing's Half Moon 1:40 - some scratch required
Revell U.S.S. United States 1:96 - plastic/ wood modified / Academy Titanic 1:400
Trawler Syborn - semi scratch / Holiday Harbor dual build - semi scratch

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9 hours ago, popeye the sailor said:

the 606 store { the old hobby shop I used to haunt} had a stratofortress hanging from the rafters...what a huge plane it was!

Denis, do you mean this bad boy or the B52 kit ?  I build this B36 kit probably thirty years or more ago, can't remember if it was a Revell or Monogram kit but it was advertised at the time as being the largest wingspan model airplane available. It's been hanging from the rafters in my cellar since I built it and some parts have fallen off due to glue failure and some of the decals are coming off too; been trying to salvage the decals with Microscale's Sol and Gloss to reattach and reseal them. Plus it is covered in dust which I have to periodically take it down and dust it off without doing any damage.  Wingspan by the way is 38-39 inches. Don't remember what scale but I'm guessing 1:72 maybe. (That's my B17 to the right of it)

 

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hard to say Jack........it's been so long.  all I remember,  is it was one huge plane!  impressive!  ;)   nice planes !

I yam wot I yam!

finished builds:
Billings Nordkap 476 / Billings Cux 87 / Billings Mary Ann / Billings AmericA - reissue
Billings Regina - bashed into the Susan A / Andrea Gail 1:20 - semi scratch w/ Billing instructions
M&M Fun Ship - semi scratch build / Gundalow - scratch build / Jeanne D'Arc - Heller
Phylly C & Denny-Zen - the Lobsie twins - bashed & semi scratch dual build

Billing T78 Norden

 

in dry dock:
Billing's Gothenborg 1:100 / Billing's Boulogne Etaples 1:20
Billing's Half Moon 1:40 - some scratch required
Revell U.S.S. United States 1:96 - plastic/ wood modified / Academy Titanic 1:400
Trawler Syborn - semi scratch / Holiday Harbor dual build - semi scratch

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You should start a new section Jack. Call it the "Show us your old dusty relics". 

 

Even after thirty years yours are looking pretty good. I would be worried that the string you are using to hold them up would fail over time and they would be coming down to certain destruction! :(

Lou

 

Build logs: Colonial sloop Providence 1/48th scale kit bashed from AL Independence

Currant builds:

Constructo Brigantine Sentinel (Union) (On hold)

Minicraft 1/350 Titanic (For the Admiral)

1/350 Heavy Cruiser USS Houston (Resin)

Currant research/scratchbuild:

Schooner USS Lanikai/Hermes

Non ship build log:

1/35th UH-1H Huey

 

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1 hour ago, lmagna said:

I would be worried that the string you are using to hold them up would fail over time

That string has been replaced at least twice, Lou.  Yea, that is a concern of mine also.

 

1 hour ago, lmagna said:

Call it the "Show us your old dusty relics". 

Maybe I should get all the Tamiya Armor out and line them up in battlefield formation and photograph them  ;) They are for the most part stored in plastic boxes with covers to keep the dust out.

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If they are in dust proof plastic boxes then they are not "Dusty Relics":D

 

Still could be shown as "Older PRIVILEGED models though.

Lou

 

Build logs: Colonial sloop Providence 1/48th scale kit bashed from AL Independence

Currant builds:

Constructo Brigantine Sentinel (Union) (On hold)

Minicraft 1/350 Titanic (For the Admiral)

1/350 Heavy Cruiser USS Houston (Resin)

Currant research/scratchbuild:

Schooner USS Lanikai/Hermes

Non ship build log:

1/35th UH-1H Huey

 

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Interesting model.   I guess since it's so stealthy that there really isn't much detail work to do.  And so secret, they could do say an engine on the side for maintenance.   

Mark
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