HM RAAF F-35A (with tail mod) pictures - DA.C
 

Go Back   DA.C > Ground Control > Military Model Aircraft

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rating: Thread Rating: 1 votes, 5.00 average.
Old 08-25-2016, 02:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
Senior Collector
 
Jamenator1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: melbourne
Posts: 236
Default HM RAAF F-35A (with tail mod) pictures

Hello there everybody

I recently got my hands on HM's RAAF F-35A, after not too long I realized the vertical stabilizers were inaccurate in shape and size. My solution was to take approx 3-4mm off the top of each stabilizer. Although still not perfect, they now better reflect an accurate height.

The only issue is that the Aussie flags are now all but gone, nothing a few decals wont fix when I eventually get round to it though.

Some final review notes for anyone considering purchasing an F-35: The raised bumps nobody likes are not that bad on the top of the fuselage (in fact they add too the model), however the raised panel bumps on the sides of the nose and intakes are very noticeable, but (just) tolerable for me. The removable gear and weapon bay doors are very fiddly, tight and are very hard to get flush with the fuselage, but if your good with a small file they can be solved. Lastly I recall some concern about the glossy finish. IMO the finish doesn't turn out that great in photos, but I think its near perfect in person

First used reference pictures and some basic geometry to work out the tails were too tall, then used masking tape to mark the area to be removed.


A Multipurpose hobby tool was then used to file away the tops of the tails, a manual tool was used for the last fraction of a millimeter to get a smooth, straight edge. Paint was then used to touch up the shaved edge


Here is the (near) end result on display (still in need of decals)





Jamenator1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:43 AM.

Latest Threads
- by MSR777
 

Models of the Week
 



Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.