Author Topic: F-23 Blackhawks  (Read 6450 times)

Offline ed s

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F-23 Blackhawks
« on: January 03, 2015, 11:32:50 AM »
I'm looking to get some models built this year. So I'm going to build one for this GB. This is the DML YF-23. I started on it a couple days ago. Here is a photo of the box art and the work so far. Which is basically, the cockpit painted and installed.



This will be in the markings of the "Blackhawks." Some of you old heads may remember this from the comics decades ago. This is the insignia. I will make decals of this artwork.



Ed

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Re: F-23 Blackhawks
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2015, 12:09:41 PM »
This will be interesting!

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Re: F-23 Blackhawks
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2015, 12:39:59 PM »
Great idea using the Blackhawks logo.
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Offline Spey Phantom

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Re: F-23 Blackhawks
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2015, 05:30:00 PM »
youre off to a good start, cant wait to see it finished  8)
are you planning on painting it in the dark-blue/red color scheme?
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Offline ed s

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Re: F-23 Blackhawks
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2015, 10:48:10 PM »
nils,

Haven't decided on the paint job jet. I am debating a retro scheme or something more modern with a hint of the old colors.

Ed

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Re: F-23 Blackhawks
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2015, 03:13:35 AM »
Lots of inspiration here
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Re: F-23 Blackhawks
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2015, 09:11:43 PM »
Hard to wrong with the F-23, looking forward to this one, Ed.
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Offline ed s

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Re: F-23 Blackhawks
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2015, 10:35:18 AM »
Here it is assembled. I will glue on the tails after painting.



Actually, I put a primer coat on it but haven't had the chance to photograph it.

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Re: F-23 Blackhawks
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2015, 08:12:28 AM »
Put some paint on this one over the last few days. Still have painting to complete tonight.

Underside



And the topside



Ed

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Re: F-23 Blackhawks
« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2015, 08:35:08 AM »
 :)

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Re: F-23 Blackhawks
« Reply #10 on: February 03, 2015, 02:30:45 AM »
I'm liking that paint scheme! :)
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Offline ed s

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Re: F-23 Blackhawks
« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2015, 12:23:44 PM »
Got it finished and it looks pretty good.  But there is one huge PROBLEM.  Somehow, the idiot (me) who assembled it forgot to put any weight in the nose, so it's a tail sitter. Haven't decided how to handle this yet.

If you remember the Blackhawks Comics from decades ago (when I was a kid), they often flew a/c that had been prototyped but not put into production. The Grumman F5F and Lockheed F-90 being the primary examples. So it's obvious that in today's time, the best prototype that didn't go into production would be the F-23.





Here's a closeup of the artwork. This was copied from some internet sources and then sized and printed on plain white decal film.  They turned out pretty good.



Not the best camera for real closeups. Sorry.

Ed

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Re: F-23 Blackhawks
« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2015, 08:43:48 AM »
Has it got an Arrestor hook?  Maybe deploy that to 'arrest' the tail sitting?
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Offline ed s

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Re: F-23 Blackhawks
« Reply #13 on: February 15, 2015, 09:20:30 AM »
Has it got an Arrestor hook?  Maybe deploy that to 'arrest' the tail sitting?

The trouble with putting the hook down, is that for stealth reasons, the hook is inside a closed compartment when not deployed. This would mean cutting and building an open bay. But I've thought of just adding the hook and saying the h&ll with it.

Ed