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About Matthew83128

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    Canopy Polisher
  • Birthday 11/10/1977

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  1. Matthew83128

    F-16 repair panel question

    That’s true, it could have been canned form the opposite side of another jet. Or, most likely that’s how it came out of supply. If there’s time you’ll have it painted prior to putting it on. If not then it will be scheduled for a future date. I’ve seen them fly with yellow flight controls for weeks because the paint barn’s backed up, or the jets awaiting phase inspection.
  2. Matthew83128

    F-16 repair panel question

    That’s an end cap. They come painted all different colors, some times just yellow. That’s probably the only color sheet metal had to paint it with down range since there’s no paint barn. I’d just go with the front or under color.
  3. Matthew83128

    What did you just finish building?

    I think that’s the first time I’ve ever seen a 309th jet of any type on here, that’s awesome! Amazing builds!
  4. Great Viper, I worked on 895.
  5. Matthew83128

    Aviano F-16C Tamiya

    You did an amazing job, in that configuration it needs the “Gardian Angel” nose art on panel 1101. Sadly I don’t think there’s ever been a decal made for it. A while back a decal maker contacted me for good pic of it after getting my name off the canopy, but I’d already left Aviano, but I don’t know if I was ever made. The waiver for nose art ran out on it so I had to remove it, it’s in the 555 AMU break room now.
  6. Matthew83128

    Aviano F-16C Tamiya

    That’s my baby! I crewed her while stationed at Aviano. Great build.
  7. Matthew83128

    F-16 Alaska Splinter, 1/48

    Holy 💩! That’s a sexy viper! Amazing work!
  8. I’m a 20 year USAF vet and F-16 crew chief, if you have any questions let me know.
  9. Matthew83128

    F-16 decals

    I suggest you build 83-128. She was a block 25 and the first jet I was a ADCC on. Go with the 309th scheme 😜. At one time she was “lizard scheme”. http://ad.revive-adservers.com/fcc58b30-6545-424f-92bd-30ac518fe46a?siteid=MTUyMDY1MTk1Ml8yMTI3NzMyXzU3NzE4MTU2Nw&sitedomain={sitedomain}
  10. Matthew83128

    1/48 Tamiya F-16C Aggressor

    Amazing viper! Great work.
  11. Matthew83128

    F-16C Tamiya 1/48 blue splinter

    Really nice build, great job.
  12. Matthew83128

    Academy 1/48th scale F-16C Fighting Falcon

    Great build, awesome job. Just a heads up, the Mavericks rack only hold 2, the third stays empty. The space is too tight between the missle and wing tank, it would set fire to the tank 😲. Still, awesome build.
  13. Matthew83128

    F-18A+ Splinter Aggressor

    Yeah sprinter blue, 494 and 509. 494 was the better flyer of the two but they were both good jets.
  14. Matthew83128

    F-18A+ Splinter Aggressor

    Amazing work. When I was stationed at Nellis we begged to get an F-15 painted in that sceam, sadly it never happened 😢.
  15. Matthew83128

    Tamiya 1/32nd scale F-4C

    Great job! Wolfpack!