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1/72 Tamiya F-16CJ Block 50 Caracal Have Glass V Hataka


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Hi there, 1/72 Tamiya F-16. Clean version with no stores and hardpoint detail under wings. Pinched a belly tank from a full equipment kit. 

 

One of my 4 from the group build here, http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235014726-72nd-quattro-cj-have-glass-tamiya-n-aggressor-hasegawa-revell-c-lonestar-academy-kf-16c/&

 

 

This is so far probably the cleanest (not talking about weathering) thing I have ever done, build and paint finish quality wise. 

 

I put it down to the excellent fit of the tamiya kit and the hataka paints that went down so well that along a bit of with care and attention in the booth there is not a single bit of fluff or dirt in the finish. Quite proud of it. 

 

Spec:

 

Painted in @HATAKA OFFICIAL Hataka acrylics - thin layers using the transparator by mig over a black & white technique type preshade done with mr paint basics on the grey stynylrez primer. Detail colours all from hataka too.

As you can see from the pics there is none of the previous grit issues. Hataka have delivered the goods with their new formula :) 

Jet pipe in tamiya x32 ti silver & heat stained with clear blue. 

 

Decals from the next generation vipers set by @CaracalModels

 

Additions - 

 

Reskit wheels. 

 

Then bought from @Mikemx with their excellent as usual service:

Eduard etch for cockipt/canopy interior and exterior (wingtip rails)

Eduard brassin Nozzle. 

 

Weathered with mig panel line washes. Chipped and detailed with the hataka paints (mixed a primer type shade)

Decals sealed with aquagloss and then some flat base mixed in for final satin sheen after weathering. 

 

Hope you like it!

 

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What grit? How smooth is that! ^^^

 

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Decals settled in perfectly ^^^

 

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Note canopy locking lugs and grab handles ^^^

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Note etch strips under cockpit sill ledge and yellow levers ^^^

 

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Michelin air visible on the tires ^^^

 

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Wingtip rail etch detail ^^^

 

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Gorgeous brassin nozzle detailed with printed decal rub strips ^^^

 

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Dark Viper ^^^

 

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Thanks for looking

 

 

edit - 

 

with its award from the sword and lance show:

 

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And now with a gold from the northern model show too.

Added the AIM-120's last week to better match reference pics. 

 

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27 minutes ago, Mick Drover said:

That is a great result. It looks a bit like the Haveglass finish. Were you trying for that?

 

Well done.

 

Cheers 👍🏿

 

:hmmm:

 

Guess I need to work on my thread titles more... 

 

:D

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Just now, Tony Oliver said:

 

Cheers 👍🏿

 

:hmmm:

 

Guess I need to work on my thread titles more... 

 

:D

Ha!!! my mistake.

 

Nice one.

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6 minutes ago, Darren Rhodes said:

the close up photos

 

Cause its tiny!

 

so trying to make it look bigger than it is... 

 

:whistle:

 

:D

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Second gold for this at the northern model show yesterday 👍🏿

 

Trophy has a cool rainbow effect B)

 

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With both -

 

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Cheers. 

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I can now see what you mean by the Metallic effect you were telling me about at the show.

 

thanks

Mike

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