1/48 Hasegawa F-22A Raptor

Gallery Article by Fly-n-hi on Aug 7 2019

 

      

This kit was really nice! The fit was excellent and the detail is great! Yes, the surface detail is a bit out of scale but that didn't bother me. I added an Aires resin cockpit, Wolfpack resin wheels/tires, Wolfpack resin exhaust nozzles, and wiring and hoses to the landing gear. I used Mr Color paints. 

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I wanted to build her all closed up and clean. I think the F-22 has great lines and I didn't want all of the missile bays open. 

I chose to make this F-22 look weathered and abused. l used many reference pics of various F-22s and combined the weathering of several examples into one build. It was fairly rare to see a clean plane. 

Fly-n-hi

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Photos and text by Fly-n-hi