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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. 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
  3. 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
  4. .... 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 !
  5. 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.
  6. 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
  7. Large mouth (MCID) intake is now available! http://www.zactomodels.com/html/F-16/F16_MCID_intake.htm www.Zactomodels.com
  8. Congratulations for a very well built F-16 model with a stunning display! Ian
  9. 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?
  10. 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?
  11. 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
  12. 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!
  13. 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.
  14. 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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