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"F-19" Stealth Fighter [FINISHED]

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"F-19" Stealth Fighter [FINISHED]
Posted by Scale-Master on Sunday, February 14, 2021 3:03 PM
Testors 1/72 kit.  I know my Dad had his hand in this designing the earlier larger scale kit (and a couple others like it), but I'm not sure to what degree on this one.  I know he drew the Scale-Master decal artwork for both kits.
 
Since it is fictional I decided it could be cool to do it camouflaged.   Digital camo seemed like a good fit.
I started with a base coat of Tamiya Neutral Gray.  All the upper surfaces were shot with the same color.  (The canopy frame is just tacked in with white glue.)

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Sunday, February 14, 2021 3:53 PM
This will be cool to watch

 

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Posted by Scale-Master on Sunday, February 14, 2021 4:21 PM
A second darker shade of Tamiya Ocean Gray was applied to the center section parts.

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fox
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Posted by fox on Sunday, February 14, 2021 5:41 PM

I'm in for the duration.

Jim Captain

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Posted by Gamera on Sunday, February 14, 2021 5:43 PM

Really cool!!! 

Remember building that kit way back when. I should still have mine somewhere, wish I knew where it was. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by Scale-Master on Sunday, February 14, 2021 7:35 PM
I drew up a camouflage pattern and printed it out on decal paper.

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fox
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Posted by fox on Sunday, February 14, 2021 7:47 PM

Oh Wow!!!!!! This is going to be Something Else.

Jim Captain

Stay Safe.

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench:  Revell 1/96 USS Kearsarge - 70% 

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

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Posted by jeaton01 on Sunday, February 14, 2021 7:52 PM

That's going to look pretty cool.  So Lloyd Jones is your father?  Thats a well known name in modeling!

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

 

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Posted by ikar01 on Sunday, February 14, 2021 7:53 PM

The F-19 kits first started to show up when it was announced that a real stelth fighter was going into production.  At the time, nobody had any idea what it looked like so someone took a guess and the F-19 kit appeared.  The Testors kit hit the market and I believe a lot of kits were sold.  Soon a almost identical kit showed up in Japan from ARII and maybe a couple other kits.  Soon we had kits in 1/72nd and 1/48th scale.

When the real stelth aircraft appeared during Desert Storm, sales of the F-19 dropped and production stopped.

I started looking at these kits and had a idea for something else.  I made one with certain modifications and additions and turned it into a high speed attack skimmer with two engines and a large laser cannon mounted under the fusejage.  It also had a ski type landing gear and a few other differences.  It ended up taking third place in its catagory at the IPMS Nationals that were held here in Orlando back in the 90s.  Since then I also did one as a railroad maint skimmer for the Aroostock train system and this one was equipped with exterior engines that looked strangely like A-10 engines, had two side seats, and carried a assortment of repair parts, tools, and other things. 

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Posted by Scale-Master on Sunday, February 14, 2021 10:02 PM

jeaton01

That's going to look pretty cool.  So Lloyd Jones is your father?  Thats a well known name in modeling!

 
Thanks (all), it's just a fun side project.  
Yes, I'm proud to say he's my father, sadly he passed last year.
(For a short recap of a small part of what he did for the hobby check out the previous issue of FSM.)

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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Posted by jeaton01 on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 12:50 AM

Sorry to hear that, Mark.  There are a number of books in my library with his name attached in one way or another. 

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

 

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Posted by Scale-Master on Friday, February 19, 2021 7:18 PM
After putting a couple decals on I realized the contrast between the grays wasn't as much as I hoped.

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Posted by Scale-Master on Friday, February 19, 2021 7:29 PM
I removed the decals and repainted the plane with Sky Grey and German Gray.  I thought a bit of a skunk stripe down the center was appropriate…

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Posted by Pawel on Saturday, February 20, 2021 8:31 AM

Hello!

I'd say it takes a lot of dedication to remove such nice looking decals as these were! Putting down such a bid decal takes a lot of skill, too!

The F-19 has a very special place in my heart - I have flown it many times in the nineties, over Europe, Persian Gulf and Northern Soviet Union - in the Microprose simulator, of course! :-)

Good luck with your build and have a nice day

Paweł

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

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Posted by Scale-Master on Saturday, February 20, 2021 7:16 PM
One decal applied…

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Posted by Scale-Master on Sunday, February 21, 2021 11:00 AM
And decal number two…

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Posted by Pawel on Sunday, February 21, 2021 1:45 PM

Hello!

Maybe it's the lighting, but I liked the first one better...

Say - do you print your own decals? What does the process look like? And how did you get at the shape needed to cover that hull? Did you use any decal solvents here? Thanks in advance for the info and good luck with your build

Paweł

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Sunday, February 21, 2021 1:53 PM

I'm impressed. I've loved this kit since I was a kid in college. Still have a 1/48th scale one with an old PE set made for it. That and the 'Stingbat" stealth attack helicopter are a couple of the neater kits produced. Revell's B2 Stealth bomber and the Testors SR-71 replacement are other futuristic kits I own.

I painted my original F-19 in all black in the 1980s, but when I built it again, it'll be in the "Air Superiority" gray scheme the directions also give.

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Posted by Scale-Master on Sunday, February 21, 2021 3:17 PM

Pawel

Hello!

Maybe it's the lighting, but I liked the first one better...

Say - do you print your own decals? What does the process look like? And how did you get at the shape needed to cover that hull? Did you use any decal solvents here? Thanks in advance for the info and good luck with your build

Paweł

 

Yes, I print my own decals and create the artwork too.  I am the artist for Scale-Master Decals. 

I used a little Gunze solvent on a couple edges to help them wrap, but they fit like I designed them to.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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Posted by Scale-Master on Sunday, February 21, 2021 3:23 PM

Rob Gronovius

I'm impressed. I've loved this kit since I was a kid in college. Still have a 1/48th scale one with an old PE set made for it. That and the 'Stingbat" stealth attack helicopter are a couple of the neater kits produced. Revell's B2 Stealth bomber and the Testors SR-71 replacement are other futuristic kits I own.

I painted my original F-19 in all black in the 1980s, but when I built it again, it'll be in the "Air Superiority" gray scheme the directions also give.

 

They are fun.  I need to see if I have that Stingbat.  I have the Revell F-19 and the X-30 on hand after this one is done.  Still contemplating paint schemes for them.  The Sea Shadow is in the queue too, but it's a real subject as opposed to these fantasy kits.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

fox
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Posted by fox on Sunday, February 21, 2021 4:46 PM

My 2 cents. I think the light grey decal looks better. The darker one has a definite "WOW" factor but the lighter one is more like an almost invisible theme IMO.

Jim Captain

Stay Safe.

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench:  Revell 1/96 USS Kearsarge - 70% 

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

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    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Sunday, February 21, 2021 6:30 PM
I added some black edging around the perimeter and installed the intake covers.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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Posted by Scale-Master on Sunday, February 21, 2021 7:50 PM
Tails are camo'd.
Inboard.
Outboard.

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Posted by Scale-Master on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 11:01 AM
I did a little freehand shading around the perimeter.

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Posted by Scale-Master on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 7:15 PM
I did the same to the leading edges of the tails…

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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Posted by Scale-Master on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 9:22 AM
I thought the black insignia was too low-vis when I applied it, but after a couple days I decided it had to come off.  Since I planned to use the gray markings on the tails I went with the same for the wing.  Ironically, it's just the other side of the same coin of contrast. 

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 9:33 AM

What a fun project.  Looks great.  The digital camo is very cool

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Scale-Master on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 10:51 AM

Thanks!  I am having fun with it.

 

I built the cockpit as it comes.  Looks like it could be detailed up nicely, but since the canopy will be closed I'm good with this level of detail.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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Posted by disastermaster on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 11:44 AM

Awesome!  Looks like Dad taught you well.

https://i.imgur.com/Gcc59Dk.png

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Posted by Scale-Master on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 1:15 PM
I sprayed the wheel wells white and gave them a wash of light gray. 

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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