State Partnership...1/48 Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II, 134th FS "Yellow Scorpions", Vermont ANG "The Green Mountain Boys"


Most modern aircraft my dad has built so far
kit, main markings with Caracal decals, stencils are a mix of the kit and Caracal ones. Overall not a bad kit. The new Tamiya kits may be superior but also twice the price...
Main colour painted with Mr Paint Camouflage Grey FS36170, lighter RAM panels with a mix of Mr Paint Camouflage Grey FS36170 and Dark Gull Grey, canopy tinted with a mix of Clear Yellow and Smoke.
Added brake lines by using lead wire.

Build thread here

In 2019, the was the first NG to be equipped with the .
In 2022, Austria joined the US State Partnership Program, where every state´s National Guard becomes partner with one ore more foreign military forces. Because Austria and Vermont had already military relations since the 80ies when Austria helped build up the mountain warfare school in Vermont, the choice was more or less obvious. To celebrate the one year anniversary, two F-35s visited Austria last summer during the exercise Air Defender 2023 in Germany and did some flights together with our Austrian Airforce Eurofighters.

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6 responses

  1. Nice work, Reinhard. That’s one of the best F-35 models that I’ve seen finished.

  2. Excellent result, Reinhard!
    Awesome video!

  3. Nice, clean build, Reinhard!

  4. That's a fantastic build, Reinhard @grimreaper

  5. Another lovely build! I wish I could get more excited about the look of the F-35 - I have one in the stash, but I'm just not sure I'll ever build the thing. Give me a Phantom any day...

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