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Doc' COF VI - F-117A Desert Storm 27 Aug 2019 06:23 #1

Hi Everyone,

This one could not be left out. I think this is the Epitome of Desert Stomd, at least for me. An incredible Engineering achievement and the beginning of a new era for stealth aircraft.

This is the Revell F-117A in 1/72. A fairly straight-forward model, not many frills and still no Aftermarket offers, except for the decals. So it is going to be OOB.

The decals are from Printscale and I will be assemblying the aircraft s/n 85-0837 "Habu II" from Capt Byrd from the 416th TFW, who flew 31 Missions in 1991.

I hope you like it. After this one back to the MiGs.

Cheers

Alex


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Doc' COF VI - F-117A Desert Storm 27 Aug 2019 16:48 #2

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Doc' COF VI - F-117A Desert Storm 27 Aug 2019 22:00 #3

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Doc' COF VI - F-117A Desert Storm 28 Aug 2019 12:17 #4

Cool! Back in the mid to late 80’s I worked for a company that made airplane lights. Although we regularly made some ballast and electronic covers from aluminum, We would periodically make them out of a special type of laminate material consisting of aluminum magnesium and something else, can’t remember what now. This material was tightly controlled, to the point that we were require to return any ‘drop’/unused material & even the chips!

After this plane’s existence came to light. I recall reading in a publication somewhere that it used many off-shelf items, just made from special/alternate materials.

Neat choice!
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Doc' COF VI - F-117A Desert Storm 30 Aug 2019 07:30 #5

That is so cool Bruce. That means that I am within 6 degrees of Separation of someone who actually built a F-117A. Small world... :lol: :lol: :lol:

Assembled and painted, this is a straight model OOB so no frills or thrills. It is so much bigger than I anticipated, I guess I always thought of it as a small fighter. It is not, bigger than an F-15!

Here the Pictures:


Cheers

Alex



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Doc' COF VI - F-117A Desert Storm 30 Aug 2019 07:47 #6

I don't see anything other than a gray cutting mat... :blink:
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Great Job :coolio
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Doc' COF VI - F-117A Desert Storm 30 Aug 2019 08:07 #7

:rotf :rotf

That was a good one. Thanks!

Cheers

Alex
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Doc' COF VI - F-117A Desert Storm 31 Aug 2019 08:41 #8

Nailed it!


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Doc' COF VI - F-117A Desert Storm 31 Aug 2019 17:21 #9

Looking good.
Frank
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Doc' COF VI - F-117A Desert Storm 03 Sep 2019 16:43 #10

I like it! Brilliant job Alex! Bring it home!


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Doc' COF VI - F-117A Desert Storm 05 Sep 2019 10:57 #11

Thanks a lot guys, much appreciated. I am happy that the paint brush did go in smoother that I thought.

Now decals are in and I am Setting up for the finish line.

Cheers

Alex


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