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Bernd A.

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  1. I do have Tamiya X-1, but I was expecting it to be too glossy for the nose. On closer inspection I do have XF-24 Dark grey as well as possible nose color. So many different nose cones, so much choice!
  2. Thanks for the replies @Phantom726 & @Hook, I am still a little indecisive about the nose. The pictures are great for reference, but they tend to differ as has been said before. Would Tamiya XF-1 be too dark? The most dark gray I currently have on the bench is XF-54 (not counting glossy gun metal) which I'll be using for the darker gray parts of the F-16 "camo" scheme.
  3. @Phantom726 thanks a lot for the insights, that should really help! I was kind of hoping for a cool load-out at first when I got the kit. Oh well, luckily I have that BAF MLU on the bench So, the black radome/nose section on the F-16B is something I need some more information on. As I understand it was discontinued after block 1 due to it being quite an eye-catcher. Do you by any chance know what colour that nose is? The FS code should suffice.
  4. Pardon my ignorance. Considering its load-out for air-to-air training. So two AIM-9Ls on the outer wing stations would be the most logical course of action, right? I'd assume it wouldn't make really sense training-wise to have more missiles attached to pylons, say station 3 & 7 for example (this kit doesn't ship with 2 & 8). And considering the centerline station, since I have no fuel tank for said station, could I just sand the holes with putty or would it still need a part to resemble an empty pylon? Considering the AIM-9s in dogfight simulation, I have read about AIM-9 t
  5. Thank you for the detailed info Phantom, so the most logical loadout would either be a dumb bomb load-out on station 3 and 7, or SUU-20 dispensers and a pair of AIM-9Ls on the wing tips. Judging by your post, I should ditch the ALQ-119 jammer on the centerline station? It would make sense if the Danish mainly use their twin-seats for training purposes. I guess I'll settle with AIM-9Ls on the wing tip stations, either some dumb bombs on the middle stations, inner wing stations 3 & 5 with the fuel tanks and centerline station will be ommitted all together, since the kit doesn't come wit
  6. Thanks for the reply, peacetime load-out makes sense considering the context of the cold war, I'm pretty sure I have a few of those SUU-20 dispensers in one of those Hasegawa weapon sets. I'm going for the twin-seat Danish block 1, so I am contemplating a logical load-out for that plane in the 80s. I do have a spare pair of Mk 82 from a Hobby Boss kit somewhere, but arming that plane with just two mk.82s seems silly to me
  7. I can't find any info quickly on different types of wing fuel tanks on f-16.net, but I do have a Revell Belgian F-16 MLU (03905) for comparison, and Heller's fuel tanks are of equal size. So that either means both kits got the fuel tanks wrong, or they're the right ones. Heller's kit doesn't come with a centerline tank, but instead is supplied with an ECM pod, likely the ALQ-119 jammer. Thanks for the clarification, I am not too famliar with different types of Sidewinders in use in Europe during the Cold War, so this helps. I could try and see if a local hobby shop has Weapons S
  8. Cheers, that seem to have helped quite a lot. I checked the tail number for the Belgian F-16A first, and according to both your post and f-16.net it is a block 10A variant. Looking up the serial on the Danish F-16B comes up with block 1 upon delivery and remained a block 1 fighter up until the block 20 MLU upgrade in 1996. Since the Danish decals are for Esk. 727, should mean that it can be either outfitted either for the period 1984 to 1989 or 1992 to 1996. That gives some room to play with. Now, that leaves us with possible load-out options. Judging by f-16.net's story on F-16 ve
  9. Fellow modellers, Recently I got my hands on an older Heller F16 A/B kit (80337) from 1989 from a hobby shop. Judging by the information on Scalemates it seems to be a reboxed '80s Airfix kit. The kit in itself is fine, it isn't as detailed as a modern Revell kit, but it isn't cutting corners like Academy's M-21 Fishbed [sic] either. The kit allows for two versions to be built, either a Belgian F-16A model or a Danish F-16B, and I'm heading for the latter. However, I could use some help identifying what model it actually is. Scalemates says the F-16B is a block 1 Fighting Falcon, b
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