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  1. I built this 1/72 Tamiya F-16C for the current Single Type Group Build, the build thread can be found here: I attempted a dirty Have Glass II scheme based on this REFERENCE PICTURE, and attached some clear sprue to the underside hoping to replicate the landing attitude in the pic. Thanks to @trickyrich for hosting the Group Build, and to @Tim Moff for letting me copy his idea!
  2. Hello, Here is my F-16CJ in 79th Fighter Squadron (79 FS) markings as part of the 20th Fighter Wing at Shaw Air Force Base (tail code SW) around 2009. KIT The model is based on the excellent Tamiya F-16CJ block 50 Falcon in 1/32nd scale. This kit is really good in size, shapes and details. The plastic is crispy and the box includes a lot of options. The downside of this box is the limited variety of external loads included. CONSTRUCTION The advice I want to give you is to carefully follow the construction steps as they are given in the instruction sheet, otherwise there is the risk of not being able to proceed or have to start again with what you have done... For this build I wanted to use all the kit parts except for the instruments panel, for which I used the Eduard photo etched pre-colored sheet. I added some details such as hydraulic pipes and electric lines into the undercarriage bays. The pitot tube, AOA sensors and the static electricity dischargers are turned metal set from Master. But everything else, from the ejection seat to the GE exhaust are out-of-the-box. The FOD for jet intake is made from scratch as the Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System (JHMCS) inside the canopy. Where I made use of resin detail sets is for the external load: · SNIPER designator pod and pylon form Wolfpack Design; · Left HST from AMS Resin; AIM-9X drill from Zacto Model; · AGM-65 Maverick drill and rail from North Star Models. The ACMI pod is from scratch. COLORS & MARKINGS In the recent years, most of the USAF F-16CJ gets a radar-absorbing paint named “Have Glass”. The Have Glass program is intended to reduce RCS, and until now there where used many different specification. For my F-16 I tried to replicate the Have Glass version that over time leads to a metallic gray paint finish. Paint were from the acrylics lines of Gunze for modern USAF jets mixed with Tamiya Flat Aluminum. There is not a specific mixing ratio, but only so many tests until you are satisfied with the result. A semi-gloss black primer was sprayed first all over the model, followed by a thin layer of Flat Aluminum. Then, other different thin layers of metallic-grey paints were airbrushed to obtain some variation of shades. The external loads are finished with colors and stencils to represent training drills. Squadron markings and serial numbers are from some Two Bobs decal sheet for F-16CJ. I had to mix some of them to have the serial number I wanted. All the stencils are from HGW wet transfer F-16C sheet: this type of decal was a first for me and I must say that are simply outstanding and very easy to use without wasting time with clear gloss and liquid emollients. And there is no risk of silvering at all! It’s a shame that other decal manufactures does not use this system.... Some RBF tags were added to finish the model. And now some pictures of the completed model. CIAO! Piero
  3. These are part of a larger build, WIP is here: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234966761-a-ridiculous-and-probably-ill-fated-viper-pentuple/ Both are the new 1/72 Tamiya F-16 Blk 50 kits, with stores scavenged from Revell and Hasegawa kits, and Modern Hobbies aftermarket. The jet on the left is from the 35th FW, 13th FS based at Misawa AB, Japan. The jet on the right is from the 148th FW of the Minnesota ANG in the new 'Have Glass V' scheme. Thanks for looking.
  4. Inspired by stevej60's septuple build here: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234956786-the-legendary-pair/ I've decided that the best way to clear out my stash of 1/72 F-16's is simply to build them. And if I post the builds in WIP, the fear of shame in not completing them will drive me forward (if the fear of shame in not being as good a builder as 99% of the work in WIP doesn't stop me first). The plan: Build #1 - Hasegawa 1/72 F-16CJ built as a Desert Pink RAF Falcon FGR.2 as it may have appeared in Operation Grandby Build #2 - Revell F-16C built as an RAF Falcon FGR.3A in two-tone DSG/DCG as it may have appeared in 2011 serving with No 41 Sqn These two are a follow-up to an RAF Falcon FGR.1 found here: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234959568-172-falcon-fgr1/ Build #3 - Tamiya F-16C Blk 50 as 92-0895 Wild Weasel based at Misawa AB in Japan Build #4 - Tamiya F-16C Blk 50 as 91-0391 assigned to the Minnesota ANG in the new Have Glass V scheme Build #5 - Kinetic F-16D Blk 52+ as Polish Jastrzab 4080 assigned to 3 EL Also, I don't know if pentuple or septuple are real words.
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