Lockheed-Martin X-35 JSF

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Stated scale:

1/72

Actual scale:

unverified

Overall length:

Material(s):

styrene

Number of parts:

Stand included?

no

Decals included?

yes

My Source:

Great Models

Cost (w/o s&h):

$15

This is Lockheed-Martin's prize-taker in the Joint Strike Force fly-off against the Boeing X-32. This model is clearly designed for a landed display - no pilot included - that shows off the craft's VTOL system. The engine exhaust duct is molded in the VTOL position. Well, I want an in-flight display, so I'll need to add a pilot and retrofit the engine duct so the exhaust aims aft. And get a pilot.

1/18/2010 - To get the 90 bend out of the "3-bearing swivel duct", I cut the duct halves into 3 wedges using a razor saw, then swapped the middle wedges and glued the pieces back together. This result in a more or less straight duct. The aft wedge requires some shimming and filling to make a straight duct.

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