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Anzo

1:72 Transformers Starscream F-22

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I really like the Starscream F-22 with tattoo in the movie Transformers II. But I couldn’t find any Starscream model or the tattoo on her in the Internet until couple months ago. I found a 1:144 Starscream F-22 model from Tomytec. The tattoo on this 1:144 Starscream F-22 looks like the Starscream F-22 in the movie and almost same. Then I talked with my friends who play 1:144 models about this information. Fortunately, one of my friend in Asia has this Starscream F-22 tattoo version. After he sent some photos to me, I began to prepare for this F-22 Starscream…

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1:48 is kind of too big for this Starscream F-22 with tattoo. So I pick this 1:72 Italeri F-22. Most details of this F-22 are acceptable. But many places are different with real F-22. Need to do some amendments for better results.

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Thanks to my friend Obake. He took a lot of photos of his Tomytec 1:144 Starscream for reference.

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I would like to build this Starscream F-22 in flight, but there is no pilot in this kit. Therefore, I picked one pilot from Hasegawa pilot/crew set. Also I prepared PE parts to enhance some details.

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Began with display stand base.

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Added some decorations.

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The pilot from Hasegawa set is different with F-22 pilot. I did some amendments.

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Added some details on the cockpit.

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Wow, looks good.

I am also looking for some pics of Starscream..

Is it possible for you to mail me a copy of the pics made by your friend?? That would really help me.

The pics i could find were not from directly above the Raptor.

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Caretaker, PM sent.

If you watch the movie Transformers II carefully, you will find a pilot on Starscream. And yes, it is a holographic projection. The 1:144 model from Tomytec also includes a pilot, and it is made by clear green plastic. Looks more like a holographic projection. But in the movie, the pilot of Starscream just looks like a normal F-22 polit, not clear green.

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Funny, I was thinking the other day ot would be cool to do an F-22 as a Starscream. I love the in flight idea. Nice work on the base too.

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Great idea, and looking forward to seeing the end result!

Generation 1 Starscream needs more love though :(/>

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Funny, I was thinking the other day ot would be cool to do an F-22 as a Starscream. I love the in flight idea. Nice work on the base too.

Let us to have a group to build Starscream F-22. :thumbsup:

I build the Starscream in flight because...I can see the tattoo on bottom fuselage more easy...ha...ha.

Great idea, and looking forward to seeing the end result!

Generation 1 Starscream needs more love though :(/>

I guess generation 1 Starscream got too much love already.… Many people build F-22. These F-22s all look like generation 1 Starscream. :gr_devil:

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Update.

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Italeri makes the canopy as two parts. But there were two big gaps in front and back. Needed to fill.

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I want to see whole tattoo on bottom fuselage, so I decided to close all weapons bays and gear bays. Used styrene strips to hold these bay doors.

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The fit of this F-22 kit is not very well. After put door bays on, these gaps were still visible.

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Used Tamiya putty to fill these gaps. After sanded smooth, I rescribed all panel lines of weapons bays and gear bays.

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Airbrushed Mr. Surfacer 1000. Made sure everything is fine.

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Next was intake part. Italeri only provides two very simple pieces for intakes. I added a styrene sheet in the middle to separate two intakes. Applied Tamiya putty to corners and sanded.

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After surface of intakes were smooth. Airbrushed Mr. Surfacer 1000 again.

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There was no engine compressor faces in this kit, but I needed something to cover the intakes. Therefore, I put some styrene sheets at end of intakes, to made them that look like a gill of fish. It is sci-fi…ha…ha…

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Then airbrushed white.

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In addition, airbrushed another styrene sheet and put on top of intakes. This is how intake looks.

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The nozzle part was crude too. Used styrene sheets to rebuild them.

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All right, most amendments were done. Tried dry fit for fuselage and display stand base, also adjusted the angle of F-22 till I liked it.

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What a great idea for a build! I love the display stand and arm idea, too. Great work so far!

Zac in NZ, Transformers fan from way back ;-)

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Thank your, K5054NZ.

Too many models are building on my work branch at same time. Here is a small update for Starscream.

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Next was painting the display stand base. I don't want the base too shining, and takes the spotlight away from the tattoo of Starscream. But I still want to emphasize the emblem of Decepticon. So I airbrushed Mr. Metal Color 213 Stainless for most area and washed with light gray oil paint.

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Airbrushed Mr. Metal Color 218 Aluminum and washed with dark gray oil paint for the emblem of Decepticon.

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See a little bit textures over here.

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That base is nice! I always wondered why no one was making these decals.

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Thanks, sharkey. Do you mean decals of the tattoo? I guess the cost of authorization must be very expensive…

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Thanks, sharkey. Do you mean decals of the tattoo? I guess the cost of authorization must be very expensive…

Yeah, you're probably right.

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I have time back to this project finially. Hope I can finish this soon. :woot.gif:

Here are some updates.

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Painted the F-22 pilot.

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Airbrushed black on the cockpit. Then washed the cockpit with gray oil paint. Also needed to paint buttons and switches on left and right panels.

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The pilot finally sat on the seat.

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I wasn’t satisfied with the display stand. Added more decorations.

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Airbrushed again. It was done.

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Yeah brilliant! How are you going to do the tats? I am assuming you'll make your own decals for it?

Your paint work is fantastic

Looking forward to seeing more of this

MH

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Thank you, Madhatter. No, I will use the method of masking for the tattoos. It takes more time if I make a decals set.

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Some updates for this Transformers Starscream F-22.

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The fit was not so good for this F-22, so it took me a while to assemble the fuselage and do the seamless. Then I airbrushed the nozzles first and masked.

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I airbrushed some areas with very light white gray. Masked the white areas of Decepticon tattoo.

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Ready for F-22 paint scheme. Airbrushed Gunze Hobby Color 308 gray for first color.

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Masked these areas of first gray.

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Masked bottom of fuselage too.

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Mixed Gunze Hobby Color 315 gray, 56 intermediate blue and white for main color of fuselage. Airbrushed the color on fuselage.

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Airbrushed the color on bottom fuselage too. For stain effect on bottom fuselage, I masked some masking tapes along the panel lines.

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Used Mounting Putty and masking tape for camouflage of F-22.

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Airbrushed the color which mixed Gunze Hobby Color 317 Gray, 56 intermediate blue and white.

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Removed most of masking tapes. She looked like F-22 now.

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Made the color Tamiya XF-10 flat brown and black very thin to airbrushed the stain effect on bottom of fuselage.

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