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1/48 Learjet 35

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    December, 2014
1/48 Learjet 35
Posted by SteveFL on Thursday, April 26, 2018 11:25 AM


Today I am sharing with you my Learjet 35 by Hasegawa; specifically, this is the 2nd iteration or boxing by Hasegawa with an improved decal sheet.  It’s not a perfect kit, but there are some real nice details.  I spent a lot of time painting and upgrading the cabin, but once she’s buttoned up you really can’t see any of that work.  What a shame.  It’s mostly OOB, but I did add brake lines, landing lights, and tank tip lights.   I also added static discharge wires to the trailing edges of the wing and empennage by using bristles from a toothbrush.  All comments and/or critiques are welcomed and appreciated.  Please enjoy the pictures.


  • Member since
    January, 2015
Posted by PFJN on Thursday, April 26, 2018 2:20 PM


That looks really sharp


  • Member since
    August, 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Thursday, April 26, 2018 2:31 PM

Steve that’s one sharp looking jet .i had one in 92 that came with smoked windows that never made it to primer so I have the Air Force version that doesn’t have the dark wind screen.



  • Member since
    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Thursday, April 26, 2018 5:55 PM

Looks really sharp! I want that plane for civilian collection.



  • Member since
    May, 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Friday, April 27, 2018 7:15 PM

What a nice-looking model.

The Lear 35 (and 25) is/are one of the GA planes I've seen so often over the decades on various ramps, and it is, to me, simply classic.

You did a nice job, and thanks, she is fun to look at.


  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, April 27, 2018 7:37 PM

Great job! Such an iconic jet.



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    December, 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Friday, April 27, 2018 10:47 PM

It's a beauty, Steve.  Nice clean work.


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  • Member since
    March, 2003
  • From: Towson MD
Posted by gregbale on Saturday, April 28, 2018 8:47 AM

Lovely job on one of my all-time favorite aircraft!

(And I know what you mean about the interior! It seems such a shame not to 'dress them up' properly...but not much can be seen through even an open door, or those tiny windows.)


 George Lewis:

"Every time you correct me on my grammar I love you a little fewer."



  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Saturday, April 28, 2018 9:56 AM

Beautiful!  I've always thought the Learjets were the prettiest of the business jets.

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

  • Member since
    May, 2008
  • From: Ypsilanti, MI
Posted by MIflyer on Saturday, April 28, 2018 4:56 PM

Your build looks pretty good! Nice job on the retraction cables for the bottom half of the door - that's a nice little detail.

The only nitpick I could offer is that the tip tanks shouldn't sit level - they should droop 2-3 degrees nose down. That's not an easy correction to make, though... one of my Learjet kits has a twist in the wing, and the tanks actually want to point in two different directions!

Also - the recogntion lights on the front of the tip tanks have the inboard half of the lens painted black, so as not to blind the crew.

(Pictured is one of my 1:1 scale rides for reference)


Kevin Johnson    Ypsilanti, Michigan USA

On the bench: 1/72 Eduard F6F Hellcat


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