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Although YF-23 was defeated by the YF-22, but the futuristic looking and powerful performance still fasinated me. The kit itself was simple and easy to assemble. Just build it for leisure and let my imagination fly~ Incorrect structure blocked the exhaust, do not hesitate, just resect it. ="= I took this picture as reference. The highly color variety of stealth coating always hard to present...... Thanks for your watching!
What`s up guys? :) Here is what i got yesterday - this wonderful HobbyBoss kit in 1/48. The YF-23 is a very cool plane, but i plan to make it even cooler - for instance how it should look like as a serial F-23A Black Widow II. Of cource, i don`t plan to start it any time sooner. Yet check out this monter kit - so nice boundaries and continuities and curves and shapes... beauty beauty!
Edit: This project is on hold! Please don't ask about the status. I will be continuing the project in the future! There is still a whole bunch of work required to bring this to kit form. I really wish that I could work on it full time, but for now I have to keep producing other smaller products to survive as a business. I will post new updates and let you all know as soon as I am working on it again. Price will be determined when it is close to being finished. The Northrop YF-23 Black Widow II Advanced Tactical Fighter. Such a beautiful airplane that I just had to have oneâ€¦In 1/32 of course! This is a project that I began about 10 years ago and put on hold when life got in the wayâ€¦ About three years ago I dug it up and started working on it again with plans to start Zactomodels once it was finished. Then Trumpeter went and released one of my other favorites, the Su-27. I set the YF-23 aside planning to do a nice OOB Flankerâ€¦ :D (Trumpeter 1/32 Su-27 ..., How long have we wait...) The Flanker parts are done, Zactomodels exists and I just had to get back to the YF-23. Unfortunately I didnâ€™t end up with a nice finished Flanker sitting next to my Mig-29. Maybe some dayâ€¦ I want to thank Bela. He not only graciously set his YF-23 aside and agreed to work on one his other projects, but also exchanged YF-23 references with me as well. Cheers my friend! I look forward to seeing your birds! ;) Any other references, especially the cockpit, weapons-bay and exhausts would be greatly appreciated Unfortunately I donâ€™t have pics of the early stages of the build. I hand carved it from blocks of 12lb. sign foam that were pinned together. Spackled, primed, puttied, primed, puttied, primed, puttied, primed, puttied, primed, puttied, primed, puttied, primed, puttied and primed until I was happy with it. I then mounted the fuselage halves, boxed them and poured a mold. Next I removed the pattern from the mold and added a wall thickness using sheet wax and clay. I then poured the second half, the inner core of the molds. Next I casted a copy which I am now detailing to use as the master pattern for the finished model.