Valentin E. Bueno
scale F-117 Nighthawk is available online from Squadron.com
I thought I send along some photos of my Stars and Stripes F-117.
This is the 1/72 scale Hasegawa kit that came out recently. The kit was built
box stock, no additions outside of the paint scheme. You can see in the photos
the crooked wing leading edge that lead me to build the
folded wing F-117N.
No matter what I did, I couldn't straighten out this kink and curve. Oh well,
maybe Tamiya will scale down their 1/48 scale Nighthawk.
I used the Black Magic Mask from Meteor productions to create the Stars and
Stripes. I built it before Hasegawa released their own version of the same
aircraft which used decals for all the color. The entire bottom of the plane was
painted with Tamiya white, then the mask was applied and Gunze Red was sprayed
This was sealed with a two coats of Future before the blue field was applied
using Gunze Blue. Two more coats of Future (I wanted it really really glossy)
and I applied the star decals. The decals are very thin and I had a hard time
positioning them on the model. I broke a few off and you can see this in the
photos. There are blue fields where there should be stars.
The upper portion of the aircraft was painted in a "What-If" two tone gray
scheme with decals scrounged from several F-16 and F-117 kits. I even added some
kill markings from an old Hasegawa F-86 decal sheet! This is the same F-117 seen
in the F-117N folded wing article sent in previously.
With Old Glory flying from every window and building here in Hawaii, I thought I
ought to share one more.
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Page Created 08 November 2001
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