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Kinetic 1/48 Lockheed (General Dynamics) F-16B Fighting Falcon


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Hello all,

 

This is the last kit to make it to the finish line in 2020. It's been a productive year.

 

This is Kinetic's 1/48 F-16B made from the F-16A/B NSAWC Adversary boxing. The decals are from the kit, although I did not like the 'TOPGUN' marking (too wide) so masked and sprayed it. The blues are MRP and the greys are Mr Color. I've really struggled to photograph this one and it's not quite blue enough.

 

The only aftermarket are some Wolfpack resin seats and an Eduard resin nose wheel. The pitot is brass tubing.

 

The kit is a pig that was no fun to build whatsoever. You can read my diatribe at https://jonbryon.com/kinetic-1-48-lockheed-general-dynamics-f-16b-fighting-falcon/

 

Comments welcome and thanks for looking.

 

Jon

 

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The kit may have been a pig but what has come of it looks like the proverbial silk purse, very nice indeed!  I have a different version of this same kit and will tackle it in 2021 come hell or high water.  BTW the pictures are great!

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You have the mark of a master modeler: Take a very difficult kit and produce a masterpiece! Congratulations!

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That's stunning work :clap:

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That looks outstanding, what a cool F-16! 
 

Are Kinetic kits always tough to build? Given how expensive they always are I assumed they were even better than Hasegawa! 

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5 minutes ago, Lord Riot said:

Are Kinetic kits always tough to build? Given how expensive they always are I assumed they were even better than Hasegawa! 

 

This is my first one. It was only the second kit they made in 1/48 and I expect things have progressed significantly since 2008. I got most of their 1/48 range in the loft and most of it looks better (in some cases, a lot better) than the F-16.

 

Jon

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41 minutes ago, Lord Riot said:

That looks outstanding, what a cool F-16! 
 

Are Kinetic kits always tough to build? Given how expensive they always are I assumed they were even better than Hasegawa! 

craking build !

 

concerning Kinetic...hum....i've done some, and the earlier kits are tough : the Mirage family needs some work, the alphajet the same, the superetendard...also....only the last productions like F-104 or F-18 are better but it is not Tamiya....

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Superb `Falcon`, really nice work

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Fantastic looking Viper, looks great in the aggressor scheme.

 

I've got their  Polish Tiger F-16 in the stash, not sure if it's a new tool or not. The Jag was a pig but I'm on the F-104 & it's a cracker.

 

Pete

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31 minutes ago, Buzby061 said:

The Jag was a pig

 

Fortunately that's not a Kinetic kit, but rather Kitty Hawk :)

 

Cheers

 

Jon

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5 hours ago, Jon Bryon said:

 

Fortunately that's not a Kinetic kit, but rather Kitty Hawk :)

 

Cheers

 

Jon

Silly me - D’oh 

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Absolutely awesome paintwork, shading and weathering. Very realistic. Just love the agressor camo schemes with infinite variety. Regarding the Kinetic kits I've only built one and that was the 1/72 F-16I Sufa, and it went together surprisingly well so i wonder what they did different in the larger scale?

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