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Offline sotoolslinger

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Northrop F-21
« on: March 02, 2021, 08:05:15 AM »
I have warned y'all about inspiration threads.

Originally developed as a YF-23 testbed and proof of concept the F-20 frame was extensively modified to accept stealth technology as well as new engines, weapons and avionics. The military was impressed with the performance of the triple engine design. There had been an increasing number of UFO encounters  and it was determined that a super fast interceptor was  required. The govt contracted Northrop to further develop the light prototype into a fully realized service model.





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Re: Northrop F-21
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2021, 08:09:42 AM »
Oops forgot to address the scale o rama aspect. She's a 1/48 F-20 making sweet, sweet love to a 1/72 YF-23

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Re: Northrop F-21
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2021, 09:38:34 AM »
Great combo  :smiley:  Kinda reminds me of the Venga TG-10 concept aircraft ... except way more likely to actually get built, obviously  ;)

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Re: Northrop F-21
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2021, 09:30:37 PM »
Off to an impressive start.  Looks fast already.

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Re: Northrop F-21
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2021, 02:20:46 AM »
Looking good.
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Re: Northrop F-21
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2021, 05:56:16 AM »
Interesting shape

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Re: Northrop F-21
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2021, 09:32:16 AM »
Needed a functional stealth weapons bay requiring more mass on the frame and lift for the nose



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Re: Northrop F-21
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2021, 02:01:51 PM »
Interesting! :smiley:
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Re: Northrop F-21
« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2021, 01:18:47 AM »
Hmmm...channeling the Dornier-Northrop ND-102 perhaps?



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Re: Northrop F-21
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2021, 02:53:36 AM »
More detailing


Gun ports, sensor pods, and strakes

Not sure what these are but they are too cool not to include

Sidewinder pods
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Re: Northrop F-21
« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2021, 09:51:33 AM »
I really hope your putty-foo is with you, mate! :o
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Re: Northrop F-21
« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2021, 06:28:32 PM »
Yep  some serious PSR there  good luck  :smiley:

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Re: Northrop F-21
« Reply #12 on: March 11, 2021, 11:08:04 AM »
Oh, this is coooooool! I'm so on board! :-*
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Re: Northrop F-21
« Reply #13 on: March 12, 2021, 01:18:18 AM »
The putty is strong with this one :icon_vader:








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Re: Northrop F-21
« Reply #14 on: March 12, 2021, 09:48:23 AM »
So far, so good! :smiley: ;)
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Re: Northrop F-21
« Reply #15 on: March 12, 2021, 10:25:18 AM »
I built that YF-23 kit. A bit annoying with all the ripples on the control surfaces but it's coming out great. Your putty fu has served you well!

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Re: Northrop F-21
« Reply #16 on: March 12, 2021, 11:41:52 AM »
I built that YF-23 kit. A bit annoying with all the ripples on the control surfaces but it's coming out great. Your putty fu has served you well!
The 1:48 scale kit from HobbyBoss is not much better save for larger size.
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Re: Northrop F-21
« Reply #17 on: March 12, 2021, 12:44:18 PM »
I built that YF-23 kit. A bit annoying with all the ripples on the control surfaces but it's coming out great. Your putty fu has served you well!
The 1:48 scale kit from HobbyBoss is not much better save for larger size.

It’s nothing a little perfect plastic putty or bondo can’t fix. My two favorites anyway.

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Re: Northrop F-21
« Reply #18 on: March 12, 2021, 05:18:21 PM »
Followed build pictures in detail.  Cool concept  8)