1/48 Lockheed Martin F35-B Lightning II 617Sqn RAF

Gallery Article by Richard Spreckley on Feb 18 2019



I wanted to complete this build in time for the arrival of the first F35b in the UK. Boy I cut it close. This build was designed to show off the complex internal bay systems and array of weaponry it could carry. Using the KARL cockpit and weapons bay sets really enhanced the detail, along with the Dream Hobby engine nozzle and Eduard PE set for the lift fan and brimstone missiles.

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This kit is a challenge for sure, it does need patience and careful studying of the instructions. 

Over all I enjoyed the build but need to source a new canopy as I am not totally happy with the finish.

Richard Spreckley

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Photos and text by Richard Spreckley