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This is my second proposed build.  I have just noticed after opening the box that at some point i must have started it and put it away.  It's not of a good standard and so parts are broken ( I suspect in one of the house moves).  I think it's still under 25%, what do you think?

 

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The plan, if allowed, is to build this along side the Aggressor and compare along the way.

 

Simon

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welcome aboard Simon, it's looks to be barely started so you'll be fine.

 

This is the first Italeri model we've had so far so it'll be interesting to watch this build.

 

Well good luck with the build and hope it's smooth sailing to the gallery with her.

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I'm also interested to see how this one turns out as I've never built an Italeri F-16 and look forward to seeing how it goes. I also like your choice of scheme and have the same sheet, it is nice to have a Navy adversary amongst the growing ranks of USAF aggressors.

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I thought I would start on this one first, logic tells me it's the one that will need more work on the kit so may as well get it going.  I like my birds, when on the ground, in dirty config.  The Italeri kit as you'll see has flaps and tail stabilisers moulded as part of the wing and fuselage respectively:

 

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So, after a couple of hours (first time I've done this), whilst watching Harry Potter dish out some pain I have this:

 

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That's my evening's work, I'll clean them all up, get the flaps glued together and then shape the leading edges next session.

 

Thanks for looking!

 

 

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that's some nice clear work removing the flaps, are you going to position the leading edges as well? I don't fancy removing them!

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Simon,

 

Well that's a NEAT CLEAN start and looking forward to more of you super modeling. 

 

B)

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7 hours ago, trickyrich said:

that's some nice clear work removing the flaps, are you going to position the leading edges as well? I don't fancy removing them!

 

I've never seen the slats down while on the ground, though I presume it's possible for maintenance etc.  Wasn't planning on it, as you say, don't fancy doing that much ;)

 

1 hour ago, HOUSTON said:

Simon,

 

Well that's a NEAT CLEAN start and looking forward to more of you super modeling. 

 

B)

 

38 minutes ago, modelling minion said:

Very nice start Simon.

Removing and re-angling the flaps will make a difference to the look of the finished model.

 

Thanks, I just took my time while doing it, I think it worked, time will tell.  I agree with  the difference in look, hopefully it will make it look more dynamic/realistic.

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