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*FINISHED* Old School RSAF Viper


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I will be entering a Republic of Singapore Air Force F-16A for this group build.

 

I'll be using the Hasegawa F-16A kit as a base and adding decals from Siam Scale as well as a metal pitot probe and AoA sensors by Hobby Decal.

 

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Some background on this Viper:

Back in the mid-1980s, the RSAF purchased a total of 8 F-16s (4 As and 4 Bs) under the Peace Carvin FMS programme. These jets were initially based at Luke Air Force Base in Arizona for pilot training and were subsequently transferred back to Singapore in January 1990. Once the RSAF received their F-16Cs and Ds in the early 2000s, these older jets were donated to the Royal Thai Air Force.

 

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Source: RSAF Facebook

 

Mark

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welcome along to the the build......sorry I missed this post the other day.... :whistle:

 

Anyway.... great subject choice, it'll be nice to see an early RSAF F-16A

 

Good luck with the build, look forward to seeing her in the gallery.

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  • 4 weeks later...

Apologies for the lack of updates. I have made some progress.

 

Masked the canopy parts

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Airbrushed the exhaust nozzle

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Installed the cockpit into the fuselage

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Looking like a Viper now. Fin is dry-fitted

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Mark

 

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  • 2 weeks later...

looks great - do you paint the missiles after? More skill than me!

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Standard Hill Grey camo has been applied. I used Mr Color lacquers.

 

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Next up is the masking and spraying of the various bits and bobs on the fuselage like the air-refueling door and JFS starter panel.

 

About those missiles, they are simply pinned on and can be removed for painting.

 

Mark

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Got the detail painting done today. Also painted up the wheels.

 

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With the paint job done and dusted, decal application has commenced. I am using decals from Siam Scale as well as some from the kit.

 

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Mark

 

 

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