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  1. Good day folks, My second post after a long long time in lurk mode. Kit is a Tamiya 1/48 f-16cj. Constructing the basic block 50 of one of the birds in Misawa. Has been done by people before me by the hundreds, but here is another. This first post of the WIP is some pics I documented up until now. The aircraft is waiting for further progress (ie. When the wifey takes a few days to do lady things with her friends). Off topic: she doesnt know I have an airbrush and compressor. Its hidden inside the bed on the side without the drawers. If shes here, no big paintwork. Back on track, Goodies include: Eduard sets for the interior, exterior, and bays. Eduard missiles aim 9x,120c, 88 (still trialing them, some need a treatment of heat to dewarp the bodies) Eduard sniper pod KA models ge exhaust. I got the set for the f-14 but it butt fits ok to my inexperienced eye. Detail level is godlike. Comes with masks for the dark burnt areas on the outside. I cant recommend this enough. MM pitots and static wicks Other items are various gauges of wire, wave corp clear lens thing, for the hud. Ill update as this project progresses. Thanks! I hope the image picture stuff works. The insert other media came up as red for flickr so I posted just the link. Edit: got it to work from Imgur. Gotta do it one by one for now. Im still new to this. Removed original flickr link. to get best possible fit with rest of the build I figured best to do the intake and bay area myself, so finger grease and patience it is. After a layer of grey primer Mostly painted. And test fitted. After this I glued up the 4 part intake trunk, lots of CA and sanding and pouring, repeat, I put the bay in the belly, the other intake bits and nosewheel bay in, and closed it up. Unfortunately got lazy and didn't document that bit. Ill post finished intake mouth pics when I get the masking out. That's it all closed up. Legs were added in as well as the hydraulic plumbing. Sorry terrible angle. Cockpit area wip. Mostly eduard bits and scratchbuilding where appropriate. Glareshield and hud. Again Eduard bits. Lens is made from a wave brand clear lens thing. I tinted it with tamiya clear yellow/orange. HUD glass in place. The eduard ones were too thin (i think thats a first) so I used projector film. KA models fabulous cans. I first sprayed the whole thing with black primer. Followed by a glossy rattlecan spray. Outsides were masked. Insides sprayed white. Afterwards the masking was reverved and an Alclad mix of magnesium and pale burnt metal was sprayed. This was butt fitted to the tamiya part with copious CA. Masking, grey primer, black preshading, and hataka paints followed. This is where the model is now. Konbini
  2. Hello fellow modelers, let me introduce you myself. My name is Thanos, I am a mechanics student from Athens, Greece. One of my passions are airplanes. I spend the most of my day in home, due to the corona virus outbreak. So, I started scrolling in YouTube and I found lots of aircraft modeling videos. I didn’t waste any time and I bought my first kits, (2 Eduard Spitfires (1/72) and a Kinetic F 16 Block 52+ HAF (1/48), which are actually my favorite aircrafts), paints and an H&S Ultra 2 in 1 airbrush. I had almost no experience in scale modeling (only a Revell A320 and a Revell Leopard 2A6, almost 5 years ago), but I have a lot of experience in general manufacturing, as I used to spend the most of my day in my university’s laboratories, prior to virus outbreak. I made this thread in order to share some photos of the Kinetic’s F 16 and also to ask about advices from people who have built this kit. Also, I would like to ask if someone knows a correct mixture for the Aegean Ghost paint scheme (Correct me if I am wrong, I think that’s also an Aggressors scheme). For the Spitfires I will make another thread.
  3. Hellow fellow models!!! My name is Thanos, I am a mechanics student from Athens, Greece. One of my passions are airplanes. I spend the most of my day in home, due to the corona virus outbreak. So, I started scrolling in YouTube and I found lots of aircraft modeling videos. I didn’t waste any time and I bought my first kits, (2 Eduard Spitfires (1/72) and a Kinetic F 16 Block 52+ HAF (1/48), which are actually my favorite aircrafts), paints and an H&S Ultra 2 in 1 airbrush. I had almost no experience in scale modeling (only a Revell A320 and a Revell Leopard 2A6, almost 5 years ago), but I have a lot of experience in general manufacturing, as I used to spend the most of my day in my university’s laboratories, prior to virus outbreak. I had already made a thread about this project in jet modeling sector, but I decide to post also some pictures here. Anfortunately I don't have many pictures from the first stages of the manufacturing. For this project I am using the following Kinetic 48028 F-16C Block 52+ Hellenic Air Force Eduard 648013 F-16 seat for KINETIC Eduard 648011 F-16 late wheels for KINETIC I started with the cockpit, its construction was very easy. I used reference photos from a book called "Vipers under the skin". I used AK's 3rd gen acrylics for as base colors (Intense black as priming and then I sprayed 80% sky gray + 20% england grey as base color). For the details I also used some AKs 3rd gen, some TAMIYA acrylics and Humbrol Enamels. For the airbrushing I used the 0.2mm nozzle and for the detailing I used DaVinci NOVA 10/0 and Winsor and Newton 111 3/0 synthetic brushes. Then I worked with the inlet and the exhaust. Inlet I made some fitting testing und I painted it inside. I used white with very little sky gray, also I used Mr.Surfacer 1200 in order to fill some gaps. The overall fitting of the outer part was good but I used some puty to fill the gaps. Afterburner chamber and middle part: As you can see in the pictures I tried to fill some flaws caused by the mould. At first I painted with AK's 3rd gen Intense White mixed with only a little of Sky Grey. Then I sprayed some smoke lines (following my referense pictures and my experience with the engine) with Intense Black, in the end I further weathered it with a mix (using again the refernce pictures) of Winsor & Newton Wintor Ivory Black and Abteilung Dark Rust oil paints (I used a No 8 Synthetic Flat Brush). I didn't thin the mix prior to the application (as this oils have relatively low viscosity), but I only used AK's odorless enamel thinner to remove the excess paint. I used the same processes for the afterburner chamber and the exhaust nozzle connector but I tried to make a heavier weathering, using two tones of the weathering mix (a blacker and a browner one). Exhaust nozzle: For the inside part of the exhaust nozzle I used a mix of White and Medium Grey mix, trying to replicate the ceramic material. And I weathered it using different tones of the weathering mixture. The most difficult part was the exterior painting. As a base I painted it black and then with natural steel metalic color. I made a mix using black and medium grey to paint the smoke and then I tried to shade every fin using the previous weathering mix (Ivory Black and Dark rust). Wheel Bay: The assembly of the main wheel bay was relatively easy, also I made some parts of the electrical harness using copper cables. I made preshadowing using black colour and then I painted white. I used AK's paneliner for grey camo and Winsor & Newton Wintor Ivory Black & Raw Umber oil colours. Fuselage and CFTs There weren't many fitting issues, but before the final assembly, I made lots of dry fittings. The biggest issue I had was with the gun cover, which had a slightly smaller curvature, after extensive use of putty and sanding, I think that I manage to fix it. The CFTs dry fitting was also really good, I didn't open holes and I positioned them using their silhouette. For the side nose parts I used some blu tack in order to adjust them, I haven't glued them since I am not sure if I must fix the nose first. (just to be sure I will add some bolts as counter-weight). The only major problems where those marked on the picture but I managed to repair them. Since I am new to the hobby, I would like to hear your opinion about my project.
  4. Just curious. All modern fighters seem to have these but I just noticed in looking at some pictures that F16s don't. What do they use instead? Geoff M
  5. A long time ago I was a weather observer in the AF stationed at Wright-Patterson AFB. The weather station was located in the Base Operations building and my job required me to go out to the flightline to see what the weather was doing occasionally. Right outside the building was all these pristine Phantoms sitting on the ramp in the in the sun. Anyway the experience made me especially fond of the 906TFG and also the 178TFG at Springfield MAP just a few minutes away as we were assigned to provide them with weather support so I would be out there every other month. Well here comes Speed Hunter Graphics issuing a set of decals with not just 5 Phantoms with cool nose art, but 6 F-16s that they eventually transitioned to toward the end of my time there. Ordered those and now I have project. I will be using the Z-M F-4D and a Kinetic F-16AM. It is the first time I have built either of these so I will be keeping it mostly simple with just the SHG decals for the F-4. I will be modifying the F-16 back to the A version so I picked up a Wolfpack set to accomplish that and some Afterburner decals for stencils and other details. Hope you like the WIP. 1st thing I did was look at the radome parts. The phantoms had just gone thru maintenance when the 906th got them and they had all been modified with the new RHAWS gear. This changed the shape of the fairing under the radome. That was not included in the Z-M kit. I looked thru the spares box to see if I had anything that would work and found a left over fairing from the Academy F-4B. It just didn't look right so I figured it would be easier to fix the Z-M version than fiddle with the Academy version. Here it is premod. Here is the Z-M nose with the beginning of the modification. Once I was sure that was going to work I started reading the instructions. Man are there a lot of instructions. I started with the cockpit and ejection seats. I am not a super detailer and usually build everything buttoned up. So I will make these look presentable under glass and move on. While I was painting dark gray I got the F-16 cockpit ready to go also. So far no everything is fitting like a glove. Very well engineered. This where I am tonight. Some basic work on the cockpits. I am using the kit supplied decals for the phantom and they seem to be hunkering down pretty good and they are sized perfectly!. More to come... Geoff M
  6. .... a Techie( ? ) working on ANOTHER jet.. it needs a human touch to fire right... an aircraft can't fire on its own ... how can another fighter aircraft fire upon another unless a human being is involved! (Headline.... is wrong!) F-16 jet utterly destroyed in £35million airbase gaffe after another fighter plane accidentally opens fire on it - https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/f-16-jet-utterly-destroyed-13406979 Cool photo for a Diorama..🤗 I am very pleased THAT no was killed or injured. Phewef !
  7. The new Belgian Air Force F-16 display pilot, Captain-Commander Stefan Darte "Vador", and his aircraft the FA-101 "Dark Falcon" at Florennes AB (B). V.P.
  8. Best to text me at Five63Five83Five089 if you want first dibs or additional info and pics. Shipping is at cost per weight and zip Code, USPS. PayPal only. $75- 1/32 F-16CG/CG Block 40/50 Fighting Falcon. + Black Box resin F-16C Viper cockpit set For Academy kit # CS 32025 + Orion Models vinyl fuselage reinforcement plates for Academy
  9. Large mouth (MCID) intake is now available! http://www.zactomodels.com/html/F-16/F16_MCID_intake.htm www.Zactomodels.com
  10. Congratulations for a very well built F-16 model with a stunning display! Ian
  11. Hi guys Anybody know if there are any plans to release an aftermarket tail base for the F-16A ADF? The Revell/Monogram F-16 ADF is not my favourite, and Wolfpack's ADF conversion is OOP and did get critique for propotion issues. Italeri's tail is far off too, and Daco is still far from relasing his tail base conversion set? PWMP has a nice tailbase, but would have thought that there would be other alternatives too? So what are we left with?
  12. Niels

    1/48 F-16 ADF tail

    Hi guys Anybody know if there are any plans to release an aftermarket tail base for the F-16A ADF? The Revell/Monogram F-16 ADF is not my favourite, and Wolfpack's ADF conversion is OOP and did get critique for propotion issues. Italeri's tail is far off too, and Daco is still far from relasing his tail base conversion set? So what are we left with?
  13. Hey everyone, Im new here. Just joined today :) So nice to be here among all of you awesome modelers. Thanks for this great forum. Just recently I finished Tamiya's amazing F-16 in 1/48. This would be my 3rd plane I've ever done. My experience is mostly with armor, so this was definitely a lot of fun and learning experience. Enjoy my friends
  14. Just a question about a certain paint scheme I saw on an F-16 at Aviation Nation 2016. The scheme was a Gray, Black, White Splinter scheme. The Aircraft was red 83. I seem to recall that this was a scheme used up in Alaska. Just my imagination? I will try an post a couple of photos this weekend. Show was good. Thanks for your assistance!
  15. Hello Guys, this is my first post in this forum! I hope you enjoy the pictures of my F-16 from Spangdahlem - Germany. The kit is from Tamiya and I used some aftermarket stuff to get the best results.
  16. Small mouth (NSI) intake is now available!: http://www.zactomodels.com/html/F-16/F16_NSI_intake.htm This is the small mouth. Large mouth is coming next. More pics and details soon... :cheers:/>/>/>
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