Author Topic: F-19 Stealth Fighter (Testors, Monogram, Tsukuda, Araii, etc.)  (Read 5870 times)

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Another one of those topics that has been brought up on other forums and now here as well on Beyond The Sprues.  :)

Wikipedia - F-19

Testors

Testors' F-19 Stealth Fighter available in 1/72nd, 1/48th, and 1/32nd scale.  Several clones or copies of this shape (some with minor cosmetic changes) were also made available from other companies in 1/144th, 1/72nd, and 1/48th scale, Tsukuda and Araii being two of these companies.  Someone else can fill in the blanks on who did what and in what scale for the other clones.  I know Revell Germany had their version with a slight modification to the canards in 1/48th scale. 

Links for the Testors F-19 Stealth Fighter:


(Image source: Allen B. Ury / Fantastic Plastic Models, LLC

Fantastic Plastic - Testors F-19 Stealth Fighter

Air and Space Smithsonian - A Short (Very Short) History of the F-19

Modeling Madness - Testors F-19 Stealth Fighter Kit Review by Dan Lee

Hyperscale - Testors F-19 Stealth Fighter built by David Aungst

Testors F-19 Stealth Fighter built by John Payne (more what-if and other modeling subjects can be viewed at John's (INPAYNE Model Gallery Main Page)

Google Search Results for "Testors F-19 Stealth Fighter"

Google Image Search Results for "Testors F-19 Stealth Fighter"

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Monogram

Monogram's F-19 Stealth Fighter available in 1/72nd (SnapTite) and 1/48th scale.  Unconfirmed reports (rumours) of this model being tooled in 1/32nd scale have also surfaced but without physical proof it will be hard to determine the truth behind that claim. 


(Image source: Allen B. Ury / Fantastic Plastic Models, LLC

Fantastic Plastic - Monogram F-19 Stealth Fighter

Anigrang - 1/144th scale SR-91 Aurora includes a bonus Loral/Monogram F-19 model

Modeling Madness - Monogram F-19 Stealth Fighter built by Steve Eggers

Modeling Madness - Monogram F-19 Stealth Fighter built by Roger Jackson

Hellenic Modellers Alliance (HEL.MO) - Monogram F-19 Stealth Fighter built by Thanos Mentzelopoulos

Aircraft Resource Center (ARC) - Monogram F-19 Stealth Fighter built by Raúl Duarte

Erick's Models - Monogram F-19 Stealth Fighter built by Erick Muñoz

Tom's Diner - Monogram F-19 Stealth Fighter (modified to look like the original Loral concept aircraft artwork).  Additional fictional aircraft can be viewed at Tom's Diner - Fictional Aircraft

Google Search Results for "Monogram F-19"

Google Image Search Results for "Monogram F-19"
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Re: F-19 Stealth Fighter (Testors, Monogram, Tsukuda, Araii, etc.)
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2012, 11:32:03 AM »
1/72 Monogram kit was also done in "glow in the dark" plastic.

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Re: F-19 Stealth Fighter (Testors, Monogram, Tsukuda, Araii, etc.)
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2012, 11:56:38 AM »
out of those two i gotta go with the testors, it just looks more like ......... well something i like
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Re: F-19 Stealth Fighter (Testors, Monogram, Tsukuda, Araii, etc.)
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2012, 12:34:00 PM »
out of those two i gotta go with the testors, it just looks more like ......... well something i like

At least the Testors kit had the option for a framed or bubble canopy and I preferred the bubble canopy over the framed option.  The kit overall was too small for the stated scale.  Of course applying a bit of scale-o-rama and turning the 1/48th scale kit into a 1/72nd scale model would be an option. 

The Monogram offering was nicer looking but that rotating weapons bay was kind of toy-like.  I liked the little stealth missile but had no interest in using that in the kit, preferring to find as many as I could for use on other more conventional aircraft as a futuristic missile.  Never was satisfied with the scale on the Monogram kit either, again, too small for the stated scale and scaling down the 1/48th kit to become a 1/72nd scale or 1/144th scale aircraft would have been the best way to solve that size problem. 

It would have been nice if Monogram actually did have a 1/32nd scale version, that would take care of the size problem when you stuck a 1/48th scale cockpit in it. 
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Re: F-19 Stealth Fighter (Testors, Monogram, Tsukuda, Araii, etc.)
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Re: F-19 Stealth Fighter (Testors, Monogram, Tsukuda, Araii, etc.)
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2023, 07:09:34 AM »
a nice improvement on the F-19 shape.

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Re: F-19 Stealth Fighter (Testors, Monogram, Tsukuda, Araii, etc.)
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2023, 06:47:22 PM »
Well, I'd need to have a closer look up front, from behind, both sides, from on top & from underneath ... :P




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Re: F-19 Stealth Fighter (Testors, Monogram, Tsukuda, Araii, etc.)
« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2023, 11:52:37 PM »
space hookers!

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Re: F-19 Stealth Fighter (Testors, Monogram, Tsukuda, Araii, etc.)
« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2023, 07:20:23 AM »
Yes, "F-19" was referring to the plane not her designation or rank.  Tho her weapons are also well stealthily hidden.

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Re: F-19 Stealth Fighter (Testors, Monogram, Tsukuda, Araii, etc.)
« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2023, 07:30:49 PM »
... her weapons are also well stealthily hidden.

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