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  1. Ok cool! Would love to see it when completed. My initial plan was using a combo of the Monogram FSD nose and Esci F-5 needle nose, tricky work, but fortunately I have managed to track down an Arii kit which makes things much more simple. The Arii kit really captures the forward fuselage and LERX well, after trying to modify the Hasegawa forward fuselage I realised there is a lot more too it, the whole YF-16 forward fuselage is different to the F-16 in many ways and only the Arii kit actually gets it right imho. After doing a lot of cutting and photo comparison
  2. Ah ok I understand, nice technique! Do you have photos of the completed model? Thanks Habu for the further info! Ok, got you on the main gear bay. It was one of the reasons I did, then didn't start with the Hasegawa kit. Whilst it has the shortened bay, it's 10 inch length deficiency throughout the fuselage was making it difficult to determine where to make another shortening to make a proportional YF, you would just make a short kit even shorter, so a YF in proportion to the Hasegawa kit but not reality, I dunno, I found it difficult to determine where to ch
  3. Thank you Dinosaur for those images, that is I think where the shortening happened. How did you make the nose? Is it the Otaki/Arii kit nose or modified from a base kit? Your YF-16 looks excellent! Check this video at 3.04 Kevin Renshaw mentions part of the 10 inch extension was in the extending of the main gear bay 4 inches forward. He had to cut Blk1-30 gear doors down by 4 inches from the front to get them to fit the bay. So that means the 10 inches must have been added to fuselage right at the front of the main gear bay. Also, interestingly he has i
  4. Hello guys, I'm currently converting the Tamiya 1/48 F-16C into YF-16 number 2 but I'm a little confused to where and by how much the fuselage was extended between the YF and production versions. I have this general drawing linked from this zone five YF thread (from the Aerograph I book), and also one in the detail and scale book (I don't have permission to share but is the same, just the entire top view) that is similar. Then I watched this youtube restoration video of YF-16 number 2. At the 3.25 mark you can see where a 10
  5. Hi guys, I'm on the lookout for Caracal Models 48160 F-16 Viper early years decal sheet. Or at least the decals needed for the Cloud YF-16 scheme. I'm willing to trade Two Bobs 48-069 NSAWC Vipers for a set or work out a combo trade. Thanks for looking, David
  6. Hi guys, I'm looking for one of the options from the Two Bobs NSAWC Vipers 1/48 scale 48-069, the desert camo F-16A '51'. I would purchase the whole sheet if available but that is probably a long long shot! I have plenty of stuff (especially Vipers) to trade also if that would work better than payment. Thanks for looking, David
  7. Wow beautiful work and details, the cockpit and canopy details just look fantastic. How did you make the canopy so clear? Is it polish or a dip in future? Cheers David
  8. Thanks Habu! Hi Bill, sure, I've tried to send you a message but apparently I cannot? Not sure if messages are blocked?
  9. Thanks for all the great info and input guys, really helping! Fellow member 'Incaroad' sent me some great pics of the jets in question, soon after delivery still in fresh colours in 88' and some close up of various areas. They have answered all my questions and I can say some things with certainty if it helps anyone else: 1- They wore walkways in the contrasting camo colours. Over the blue grey is the aggressor grey. Over the light sea grey is the blue grey. The refuelling stencil is in the blue grey. I cannot quite tell which goes over the aggressor grey but if follow
  10. Ok Habu, thank you for helping and I look forward to it. Wow, I thought the canopy name would be a long shot, but thank you so much Larry for that one! Do you have any more photos of this jet at the show? The plan is to make model exactly how it looked then. The picture I posted was from an old slide I purchased off ebay so I was unsure of the date and location. Thanks so much guys! David edit..Because of these pictures I have another question. Are the canopies on these F-16Ns simply just tinted or do they have th
  11. Hi guys I'm looking for some help on the painting specifics of the early F-16N 'Ghost' camo applied to the Top Gun F-16Ns during the late eighties (early delivery jets circa 87'-88'). I found this thread here mentioning some things: However AFAIK plenty on that diagram is wrong like the gunship grey walkways and stencils. My questions are: 1- Did these F-16Ns actually have proper F-16 walkways? Some pictures I look at seem to show the walkways in the positive/negative camo like the stencils, but I'm not quite sure as sometimes they
  12. Hi, Thank you for your help! Preferably I'm looking for a complete sheet for the Swedish aircrafts (The Hungarian option does not interest me) but if not available one section for a Swedish aircraft would be great. Cheers, David
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