Sunday, 23 September 2012
[Kit Review] - Trumpeter 1/144 - Northrop YF-23 -
Bought a bunch of of 1/144 Trumpeter kit recently and this is the first one i want to model. Always thought the YF-23 looked alot cooler the the YF-22 with its small wings and long neck, really unique looking flyer.
Not many part but what there is looks good, hope those big parts fit together nicely as that basically the build. Decals look fine, have 1999 copyright on them, wonder of the kit is that old?
From what ive looked at the panel lines are nearly all present and quite accurate. All the trumpeter kits i bou8ght have the same sort of panel line, just like sweet and revell have there own unique style of lines, trumpeter's seem to be quite deep but a little soft.
Typo i reckon, YF-22 was the Lightning II. Scheme you can do is "Grey Ghost" but reckon you can use the decal to do the other prototype "Black Widow".
Looking at the kit think this should be an easy build, easy to assemble and a really easy paint scheme unless i choose a "what if" pattern.