Anyone else notice this about F-22 toys/models?

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  1. red4

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    Every toy and model kit for the F-22 fighter (not the YF-22) that I have seen has its wings and tail fins shaped like those of the YF-22, even though the models/toys lack the nose antenna and coloration of the YF-22, and the packaging labels it as the F-22, and it's even colored in the heavy stealth greys of the F-22.

    Was that ever a run-on sentence....

    But do you get what I'm saying? I've never seen a toy or model that follows the actual jet's wing and fin shapes.

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    Starscream did it rite
     
  3. red4

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    Yeah, he's just about the only one. But I'd still like a F-22 model that isn't abstracted by transformability.
     
  4. Chaos Muffin

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    Kind of defeats the purpose of the model if it's not truly representing.

    Starscream did do the wings right, but that's about it. He has missles showing which supposed to be hidden and does'nt have the side splitting landing gear I dont think
     
  5. red4

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    Today I found a really cool F-22 model kit for about $12, and was this close to buying it, except I was at that store to buy paint for my kit bashes. The model kits and Model Masters paints are in the same aisle, so they're hard to not notice. I talked to my friend about it a few minutes ago, and he thinks I should buy it. I think I will, and I'm gonna mod the wings to be right.
     
  6. Ziero

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    Probably not allowed to create an exact likeness of the F-22. IIRC, Bay wasn't even allowed to photograph it from certain angles to prevent some design secrets from being revealed or something.
     
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    This is true.
     
  8. Caterwaul

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    That and model companies like to get lazy now and then. There's lots of F-15E Strike Eagle kits that are F-15C's with extra bombs attached, for example. It's probably cheaper to take YF-22 kits, and just change the packaging to say F-22.
     
  9. red4

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    Yep, but ILM made a pretty accurate CG model.
     
  10. Dinobot Nuva

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    Hope this helps dull down the "WHY STARSCREAM TAN?" argument.
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    I expect its more down to the fact that good quality molds for plastic kits are hella expensive, companies won't be wanting to cut new ones for the F-22 when they can get away with flogging the hell out of thier old YF-22 kits.
     
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    reminds me of two interesting things....
    at an airshow just about 4 years ago, there was a F-117 on static with M-16 toting guards keeping folks 10-15 feet away at all times, yet we shot photos till the camera batteries died.
    then, at a separate airshow not too long ago, they had the new F-22's parked within throwing distance from the rest of the craft, but security present keeping folks from looking.
    either way, you could take good, detailed shots of our tech.
    and i read here about Bay and ILM not being allowed to shoot or render certain angles?
    har-dee-har.

    Could this explain Breakaway's mold as well?
     
  13. Greyryder

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    Breakaway is based on the VTOL version of the F-35. I think his wings and stabs are relatively accurate to that version of the 35.
     

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