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Monday, April 19, 2010

F 117 Nighthawk








Here are some images of Testors 1/32 scale Lockheed F 117 Nighthawk. This was the first F117 kit to be released and apparently cost over 1 million dollars to produce based purely from photographs taken during test flights as it was still classified. Considering what they had to go on it was a pretty impressive result. This aircrafts appearance was under much speculation during the 80s and model kit companies such as Testors/Italeri and Monogram released speculative model kits on this subject, both kits being called the F 19 as that was the assumed name of the aircraft. Here is an image of Monograms 1/48 scale F 19 Stealth fighter and as you can see were way off. Still it's a cool looking aircraft. Here is an image of the Testors/Itarei F 19 taken from the internet and as you can see is a little closer but also way off.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

WOW DUDE RESPECT GREAT WORKS ONE OF THE MOST CLEAN WORKS I EVER SEEN

HOW MANY PSI U USE ?

SNED ME INFO IF U CAN KOROSTEGISPIRIT80@HOTMAIL.COM

Warren Zoell said...

Thanks - I usually operate my airbrush at around 25 psi

Anonymous said...

ok excellent work man my 117 1/48 tamiya comes soon thats the reason im lloking for finished works and this one u make is the most celan work i see arround thx for tip !!!

Warren Zoell said...

Don't forget to thin your paints!

Anonymous said...

yup im thinking im gonna use tamiya flat black whats the best for u testors enammel or tamiya and what part of thinner i need use 50% thinner and 50% paint thx for tips

Warren Zoell said...

50/50 is a little thin for my liking but to each his own.For this model I used a Testors semi gloss black, applied decals and then covered it with a flat coat.