Italeri F-117A Nighthawk

Italeri F-117A Nighthawk

Joined: January 11th, 2006, 2:51 am

April 23rd, 2012, 2:30 am #1

I just finished the 72nd scale Italeri/Testors F-117A Nighthawk (Stealth).

The kit is fairly accurate, the bomb compartment needs correction
but the rest of the kit is easy to build.

Hope you enjoy,
Keith










More photos and details here:
http://www.kgwings.com/f117/f117.html
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Joined: April 20th, 2012, 4:30 pm

April 23rd, 2012, 9:52 am #2

Very sharp ! Nicely done photos as well.

The all black finish must have been a challenge. What did you use to highlight the panel lines?
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Joined: December 24th, 2005, 1:07 pm

April 23rd, 2012, 9:30 pm #3

I just finished the 72nd scale Italeri/Testors F-117A Nighthawk (Stealth).

The kit is fairly accurate, the bomb compartment needs correction
but the rest of the kit is easy to build.

Hope you enjoy,
Keith










More photos and details here:
http://www.kgwings.com/f117/f117.html
I like your technique of giving the black (probably not true "black") a nice subtle weathered look - excellent work, one of the best F-117s I have ever seen - great pictures too !

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Joined: July 8th, 2008, 10:57 am

April 23rd, 2012, 11:38 pm #4

I just finished the 72nd scale Italeri/Testors F-117A Nighthawk (Stealth).

The kit is fairly accurate, the bomb compartment needs correction
but the rest of the kit is easy to build.

Hope you enjoy,
Keith










More photos and details here:
http://www.kgwings.com/f117/f117.html
As the others say, a very sharp build, and the black looks great!

Stuart
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Joined: November 13th, 2008, 10:18 pm

April 24th, 2012, 2:38 am #5

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Joined: January 11th, 2006, 2:51 am

April 24th, 2012, 2:44 am #6

Very sharp ! Nicely done photos as well.

The all black finish must have been a challenge. What did you use to highlight the panel lines?
Thanks Leon,

I used pastel chalk on the panel lines. I dipped a fine tipped
paint brush in water then drug it across a very light gray (almost
white) stick of pastel chalk. I carefully painted the chalk along
the raised panel detail then lightly wiped some of it away in the
direction of the air stream. It turned out to be fairly effective.

Keith
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Joined: January 11th, 2006, 2:51 am

April 24th, 2012, 2:53 am #7

I like your technique of giving the black (probably not true "black") a nice subtle weathered look - excellent work, one of the best F-117s I have ever seen - great pictures too !

* <i></i> * *
William De Coster / Belgium / Plastic Stories

1/72 - Special Hobby - TT-1 Pinto : Part I (incl Panthers Cup 2012 show report)
1/72 - Airfix/Jo-Han - Mitsubishi Zero/Rufe conversion: Part I

Just like the perfect woman doesn't exist, I will never build a perfect model.
Puts me on a par with God
William,

Thanks for the kind words, I actually started with a base coat of Testors flat black enamel straight from the bottle, then added a drop or two of white and painted "highlights". Pastel chalk and dullcoat were applied after the decals were set. That's about it.

Keith
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Joined: January 11th, 2006, 2:51 am

April 24th, 2012, 2:54 am #8

As the others say, a very sharp build, and the black looks great!

Stuart
Thanks Stuart!

Keith
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Joined: January 11th, 2006, 2:51 am

April 24th, 2012, 2:58 am #9

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Joined: May 24th, 2011, 7:53 pm

April 24th, 2012, 5:51 pm #10

I just finished the 72nd scale Italeri/Testors F-117A Nighthawk (Stealth).

The kit is fairly accurate, the bomb compartment needs correction
but the rest of the kit is easy to build.

Hope you enjoy,
Keith










More photos and details here:
http://www.kgwings.com/f117/f117.html
Coo! n/t
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