F-35A 1/5-Scale Model and Mounting Stands
Under a 90-day delivery schedule, Newton designed, fabricated, and delivered an accurate 1/5-scale replica of the F-35A using high-density foam, resin, and fiberglass as the primary materials. Critical to the design and fabrication, the model and display stands had to survive the realities of the Alaskan environment withstanding wind gusts of up to 100 mph and temperature fluctuations from -40-degrees to 100-degrees Fahrenheit. At the same time, the model included highly detailed engine intake and nozzles, squadron-specific decals, and carefully sculpted fuselage details. Additionally, Newton designed two contrail-shaped display stands made of powder-coated steel to mount the Newton-produced F-35A model and an existing F-16 mock-up.