Author Topic: F-23A 1/48 Hobbyboss  (Read 1564 times)

Offline Artoor_K

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F-23A 1/48 Hobbyboss
« on: December 27, 2016, 05:04:42 AM »
Hi there,

I'd like to join CYW GB with a model that was begun 3 years ago. This is Hobbyboss YF-23, what-if OOB (without proper decals etc). Rivetcounters named every mistake in it but for me it looks like YF-23 and I want nothing more from a model. This will be serial F-23A with F-22-like scheme.
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Re: F-23A 1/48 Hobbyboss
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2016, 05:28:42 AM »
Artoor
I hope you do finish this F-23 for the group build.  I am curious to see what you will do with the model.  I have a couple of these in my own stash and I am always looking for inspiration and ideas on what to do with the things. 

One of my first priorities is to figure out where on the wings I can place stores pylons for fuel and externally carried weapons.  The type of stores pylon has yet to be determined but I am leaning towards using the F-18 pylons since it was originally designed and developed by Northrop before it became part of MDD and Boeing and the F-18 stores pylons would give it some family traits. 

Will you open up the internal weapons bay on this model or leave it alone?
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Offline Artoor_K

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Re: F-23A 1/48 Hobbyboss
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2016, 07:15:34 PM »
Artoor
I hope you do finish this F-23 for the group build.  I am curious to see what you will do with the model.  I have a couple of these in my own stash and I am always looking for inspiration and ideas on what to do with the things. 

One of my first priorities is to figure out where on the wings I can place stores pylons for fuel and externally carried weapons.  The type of stores pylon has yet to be determined but I am leaning towards using the F-18 pylons since it was originally designed and developed by Northrop before it became part of MDD and Boeing and the F-18 stores pylons would give it some family traits. 

Will you open up the internal weapons bay on this model or leave it alone?


I'll leave them closed definitely. I really don't wanna to scratchbuilt bomb bay :)
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You need strengthening, toughening
It takes a bit of dark to rekindle the fire burning in you
Ignite the fire within you

Offline kerick

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Re: F-23A 1/48 Hobbyboss
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2016, 12:36:36 AM »
Good luck on this! I want to do the 1/72 me one so I'll be watching to see how this goes

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Re: F-23A 1/48 Hobbyboss
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2016, 10:37:13 PM »
I love the YF-23!! I have two of these kits. Looking forward to seeing more from you artoor!
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Offline Artoor_K

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Re: F-23A 1/48 Hobbyboss
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2016, 02:45:56 AM »
I love the YF-23!! I have two of these kits. Looking forward to seeing more from you artoor!


Me too :) It's really beautiful fighter :)
Anyway, I've started painting after long fight with putty:
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You need strengthening, toughening
It takes a bit of dark to rekindle the fire burning in you
Ignite the fire within you

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Re: F-23A 1/48 Hobbyboss
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2016, 07:51:27 AM »
So Nice!

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Re: F-23A 1/48 Hobbyboss
« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2016, 07:58:27 AM »
Looks like you won that battle with the putty!

I really like your approach and attitude. Yes, if it looks like an F-23 then it's good enough for me too!

Nice work!

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Re: F-23A 1/48 Hobbyboss
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2017, 12:57:47 AM »
When I first got a look at the F-22 scheme, I was in awe but the more I looked the more complicated it seemed! Nice work so far, a lot of colors and tricky masking here
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Offline Artoor_K

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Re: F-23A 1/48 Hobbyboss
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2017, 06:39:44 PM »
After some repainting, washing etc F-23 was finished!

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You need strengthening, toughening
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Ignite the fire within you

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Re: F-23A 1/48 Hobbyboss
« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2017, 07:05:15 PM »
Quality build, Artoor! Well done! :) :)
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Re: F-23A 1/48 Hobbyboss
« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2017, 07:53:14 PM »
Sexy!  :-*

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Re: F-23A 1/48 Hobbyboss
« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2017, 07:56:57 PM »
That sure finished up a treat!

Nice one.

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Re: F-23A 1/48 Hobbyboss
« Reply #13 on: January 07, 2017, 11:25:25 PM »
Certainly looks great !
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Re: F-23A 1/48 Hobbyboss
« Reply #14 on: January 08, 2017, 12:17:13 AM »
I've wanted one of these YF-23 kits, now, after seeing your beauty, I REALLY want a YF-23 in the stash!  Great job.