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Academy 1/72 F-22A Air Dominance Fighter – The Raptor

This is my latest build; the Academy 1/72 ADF where I have added an Eduard zoom-kit and the Aires resin exhausts. The resin sidewalls of the latter fitted really badly so I decided to scratchbuild the walls out of styrene sheet instead.
The “raptor-sheen” was accomplished by first spraying a laquer metallic basecoat and then building up the cammo with highly diluted acrylic paints.

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16 responses to Academy 1/72 F-22A Air Dominance Fighter – The Raptor

  1. Stunning!! You have got the sheen just right. Well done!!!

  2. Turned out well…..nice work.

  3. Nice work, that paint job isn’t easy to recreate.

  4. Nicely done Tommy.

  5. Great looking Raptor, Tommy! It looks ready to pounce on its enemy. The paint and finish are outstanding. How did you tint the canopy glass? With clear yellow, perhaps?

    Well, however you did it, the result is GREAT!

    Bravo!

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