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It's Saturday, household chores/taxi service of Mum & Dad complete, time to get started on #1 of possibly 3 kits for this GB. As a non-aviator, I have "enjoyed" the many opportunities to fly as a passenger on numerous Military aircraft over my 32+ years of service. In November 2016 I got to "trap & Launch" in this beast on CVN-69 (IKE) out in the Gulf. I made the mistake of getting to know one of the pilots (also an instructor) in the preceding weeks, so had got the run down on all the difficulties and known hazards long before my eventful day out. For those interested, a quick google YouTube search brings up a few videos showing the workload on the pilots in bringing one of these planes aboard. My friend best described it as trying to balance on a bar stool (on one leg) whilst rubbing your tummy & patting your head. I intend a standard Out-The-Box build, Eduard self adhesive cockpit ('cos I is lazy!) and then, obviously for me, I will attempt to change the kit decals/custom paint to get the airframe I flew on. (this is my 1st attempt with FLICKR - so please bare with me as I clearly struggle with the uploads!)
G'day people, My other F-16 is getting close to painting so I though I may have enough time for another F-16. This one was already started, so I submitted the already built work to the mods to make sure I would be okay to participate with this one. Approval granted so on with the show. I have already completed the cockpit and some assembly of the upper fuselage. The cockpit is the one from the kit with the addition of some hoses The cockpit sidewalls painted up and some detail work added to the rear instrument coaming cheers, Pappy