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Academy 1/72 scale F-35A Lightning II

By Phil Pignataro
Published: July 8, 2014

As the Lockheed Martin F-35A proliferates, so do the plastic models. Academy’s 1/72 scale release closely follows the Italeri kit and precedes the forthcoming Hasegawa F-35A.

Like the real machine, this kit is state of the art, with crisp surface detail and finely molded detail in the cockpit, weapon bays, and wheel wells. Surprisingly, Academy’s kit has four colors of plastic (black, dark gray, gray-green, and white); all roughly correspond to the colors of the aircraft. You can choose markings for one of three U.S. Air Force aircraft, all sporting the unique F-35 finish.

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