Painting an F-22 Raptor

f 22 raptor painting  Painting an F-22 Raptor(Image: John Rossino, public domain)

Do you plan to build an F-22 Raptor model kit and need some painting advice?  If so, why not learn from the pros?  This image shows employees at the Lockheed plant in Marietta, Georgia painting “Raptor 18”, the first operational F-22 to be delivered to the U.S. Air Force.  The aircraft entered service with the 43rd Fighter Squadron at Tyndall AFB, Florida.  The masks and overalls reflect the toxic nature of the work, so perhaps an eco-friendly paint range would be best for your home version.