Author Topic: Draken International and the venerable F22B.. or F.. maybe G  (Read 621 times)

Offline uncle les

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Many years ago one of my kids won a 1/48 Italeri F22 which they started, assigned to Dad's shelf of doom and then a decade or so later I resurrected it and added a bit of length..   because I could..
It represents a privately contracted force augmentation unit in 2048, when all the cool airforces are running with UAV fighters



« Last Edit: April 15, 2018, 08:55:42 PM by uncle les »

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Re: Draken Industries and the venerable F22B.. or F.. maybe G
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2018, 02:31:45 AM »
That's some of the most outstanding paintwork to come down the pike in quite a while, Les!

Great stuff.

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Re: Draken Industries and the venerable F22B.. or F.. maybe G
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2018, 03:16:48 AM »
Like Wow ! Nice paint job  8)

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Re: Draken Industries and the venerable F22B.. or F.. maybe G
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2018, 03:52:41 AM »
I assume the two seat conversion was scratch built by yourself.
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Offline uncle les

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Re: Draken Industries and the venerable F22B.. or F.. maybe G
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2018, 06:42:18 AM »
I assume the two seat conversion was scratch built by yourself.

yep - here it is last week with the inserts in place

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Re: Draken Industries and the venerable F22B.. or F.. maybe G
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2018, 07:24:39 AM »
Great looking two-seater Uncle Les!  Something that should be a real thing and not just a what-if.
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Re: Draken Industries and the venerable F22B.. or F.. maybe G
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2018, 11:39:01 AM »
Kazinng !!!.. Great job.
The Scheme is a treat to see.
Well done all around

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Re: Draken International and the venerable F22B.. or F.. maybe G
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2018, 01:22:59 AM »
Where did the canopy and additional cockpit bits come from (eagerly taking notes)?
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Re: Draken International and the venerable F22B.. or F.. maybe G
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2018, 07:40:52 AM »
Wow, what a treat it is to hit BTS and see something so spectacular like this.  All the way around stunning, Uncle Les!
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Re: Draken International and the venerable F22B.. or F.. maybe G
« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2018, 04:14:56 PM »
amazing skill and a GREAT result
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Offline uncle les

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Re: Draken International and the venerable F22B.. or F.. maybe G
« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2018, 06:02:27 PM »
Where did the canopy and additional cockpit bits come from (eagerly taking notes)?

Canopy is modded from one of my 1/32 CA31/MB326 vacform efforts, the fuselage shape was 3D printed ( just whipped up a bulkhead cross-sectional piece to save on sanding ) and the rest is just cut up plasticard other than the backs of the bangseats - which are just leftover Revell bits.   Decals were laser printed the night before last using JPGs obtained from the interwebs.  The N serial number is, of course, purely speculative !!   :)

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Re: Draken International and the venerable F22B.. or F.. maybe G
« Reply #11 on: April 16, 2018, 06:02:55 PM »
and thanks guys for the kind words !

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Re: Draken International and the venerable F22B.. or F.. maybe G
« Reply #12 on: April 29, 2018, 03:24:55 AM »
Very awesome!  Well done Sir!!