Updated Lockheed-Martin F-22A Raptor WIP . Progress report on my Lockheed Martin F-22A Raptor Air Dominance Fighter. . Hey everybody! Here's some newer pics of the Raptor, this time with landing gear and much better weapon bays. Thanks all you whose critisisms made this possible!
Okay, so what've we got here, first up, a side shot!
As you can see, there's not much to say...Oh! Except that now, it's standing on it's very...own...landing gear! It's not extremely accurate gear, but it's as close as I can figure out so far. I'm still on the case.
The top. Like Will Barnard pointed out in his review of the previous version (which I encourage you to check out, in the WIP folder, just to see how far this has gotten) the intakes were far too rounded, which I fixed on this version. A lot of the red's gone now too, though it still needs thinning. If I can find enough gray.
Bottom, gear up, bays closed...
...and gear down, bays open. The Raptor is currently carrying an Air-toAir load of six AIM-120 AMRAAMs (Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles) and twin AIM-9 Sidewinders in the...um...side bays. They aren't there yet. The missiles are mounted on a rail that swings out of the bay to distance the missile from the aircraft, but as of yet it doesn't fit inside the doors that it's supposed to. I think I got it figured out, I just meed the right pieces and will probably have to Bricklink them. The door for the nose gear is way too big and bulky, but from a highly detailed analysis of the nose gear of Ralph Savelsburg's A-4 Skyhawk I think I might have a better way figured out...
This was just a cool shot I got of it flying formation with it's shadow. Never mind that strange arm extending off the back...
Oh! For those of you asking, yes it does get this sunny in AK.
On the ground, the sun glinting off the polycarbonate windscreen...Just a cool pic.
That's all, thanks for coming, please review and pick each and every inaccuracy to itty-bitty pieces so I can fix it right! ;-)