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Hobby Boss 1/48 YF-23 Black Widow II

This has been one of my favourite designs since I was a child. I had fun building this and tried a few new ideas like tinting the canopy and colour variation on the heat tiles in the exhaust. This was also the first kit I used pre-shading on. The canopy tint is very thin copper and Tamiya smoke layered up until I was happy with the effect. I think it works quite nicely. It was too big to fit in my display cabinet so it was wall mounted next to the 1/72 Valkyrie.

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10 responses to Hobby Boss 1/48 YF-23 Black Widow II

  1. Great lookin’ build, sir…I never knew the YF-23 was called the Black Widow II (ya learn sumthin’ every day) – I like your B-70, too. 🙂

  2. Always liked the YF-23, yours came out great! That B-70 looks cool too, why not post that also.

  3. I remember seeing the YF-23 parked over in a corner of Hawthorne Airport some 20 years ago, very forlorn. I remember hearing it went to a museum, but not which one.

    Nice work on this.

  4. I always liked the looks of the YF-23 better than the F-22. Your build really captures the look!

  5. Looks great! I too have build a -23 – I just love the shape of it.

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