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DDELK

1/48 F-16 Arctic Aggressor splinter paint scheme

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Hi all,

 I'm trying to find a illustration of the splinter scheme(black/white/grey). I want to paint this scheme but can't find anything to use as a guide for painting. I've only seen some photos of the top of aircraft, but no pics of the underside. If anyone has a link or some illustrations I would greatly appreciate it.

 

thanks

dave

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No, they have started coming out with the Splinter Scheme.. they have hard edges all around. If you google Nellis AFB F-16 splinter scheme, you'll see what I'm talking about

 

thanks though!!

dave

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8 hours ago, DDELK said:

Hi all,

 I'm trying to find a illustration of the splinter scheme(black/white/grey). I want to paint this scheme but can't find anything to use as a guide for painting. I've only seen some photos of the top of aircraft, but no pics of the underside. If anyone has a link or some illustrations I would greatly appreciate it.

 

thanks

dave

I haven't seen any pics of the underside yet, when the first shot was released I emailed Jim at Aeromasks  http://www.advmodprds.com/ to ask if he'd consider doing a mask set and he said he would but needed reference shots for it. It is a great scheme .

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I just found that "two Bobs" will be releasing a set on 5/19/17.. it's not the black/white/grey scheme but instead it's the blue/grey/white scheme. I think the patterns are the same, do I guess I could just paint it like I want.

 

dave

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The 2Bobs sheet is for 64AS Vipers. The above Vipers are flown by the 18AS.

 

Hang tight, before long some aftermarket producer will release these for sure.  

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I plan on building the 64AS, as I only live a few miles from Nellis AFB.

 

dave

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7 hours ago, DDELK said:

I plan on building the 64AS, as I only live a few miles from Nellis AFB.

 

dave

 

 

In that case, may I invite you to check out the latest Aggressor sheet released by Bullseye? No arctic splinter but it does have the splinter scheme reminiscent of the one worn by the Su-35. Bullseye was formerly known as Afterburner Decals so you can't go wrong with their quality.

 

http://store.spruebrothers.com/product_p/bma48003.htm

 

bma48003.jpg

 

Mark

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I wonder if I can take the pattern and just change the colors to the Arctic cat scheme..

 

thanks

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From checking the pictures I have of 86-0263 and 83-1159, the schemes are similar but not quite the same. There are differences in where the demarcation lines between the colors go; how far forward etc

So no, not directly applicable without aligning with reference photos and still you don't have all the decals you need for an 18AS Agressor Viper  

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I havedecided to just go with the blue/white/grey scheme and save my self the headache. I would do a WIP for everyone to see but I can't figure out how to download photos from FLICKER via my iPhone. Thanks for the help everyone.

 

dave

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2 hours ago, DDELK said:

I havedecided to just go with the blue/white/grey scheme and save my self the headache. I would do a WIP for everyone to see but I can't figure out how to download photos from FLICKER via my iPhone. Thanks for the help everyone.

 

dave

Having built this for the F-16 STGB I can't recommend this http://www.advmodprds.com/am48-118.html enough, it makes life so much easier.

 

Stephen

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On 5/10/2017 at 4:11 PM, DDELK said:

I just found that "two Bobs" will be releasing a set on 5/19/17.. it's not the black/white/grey scheme but instead it's the blue/grey/white scheme. I think the patterns are the same, do I guess I could just paint it like I want.

 

dave

The tail codes are in white...

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19 hours ago, Boman said:

86-0314 which is the 354FW CO bird has tailcodes in grey, (FS36270?) 

That may help then?...

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The point is that you can't take any of the existing Agressor decal sheets and easily make the new splinter scheme. 

So no need to be smart in your comments. 

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I tried going to the advanced modeling products website to order those masks but it's not allowing to place order. I've sent a couple emails but have had no response.

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22 hours ago, DDELK said:

I tried going to the advanced modeling products website to order those masks but it's not allowing to place order. I've sent a couple emails but have had no response.

Jim's usually good about replying to emails it might just be because it's the weekend. Did you send them to  orders@advmodprds.com ?

 

regards

 

Stephen

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All taken care of. He is shipping them out this morning.. hopefully these masks will make it a little easier.. do they vond with good instructions? This is my first st painting this type of paint scheme..

 

thanks

dave

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The instructions are excellent, they tell you step by step which paints to apply and then which masks (numbered) .

 

I got this result just by following the instructions.

 

http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235014801-tamiya-148-f-16c-block-25/&do=findComment&comment=2689615

 

Edited by Stephen

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Sounds great.. I just finished doing some very light pre-shading and anxiously awaiting the masks.if was able to download my photos from FLICKER via my iPhone, I would have done a WIP but nobody seems to be able to figure it out.

 

thanks

dave

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