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1/72 F-16s - 4 complete

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Hi this next builds 3 will be Turkish Air Force using Babibi decals and a Portuguese one using Model Maker decals

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I'm very impressed with your tempo, especially with so many different subjects. Keep up the great work!

I've been wondering for some time now, how does the Hobby Boss F-16 hold up against Hasegawa ones? I mean in fit, details and shape.

Cheers! :cheers:

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Hi Thadeus, the HB kit is pretty basic. Only good thing is upper fuselage and wings are all one piece. Out of all the kits of the F-16 I have built so far I have found the Revell kits to be the best. Also for me in Canada they are cheaper and more available. re the bugs I do have some decals for a Swiss aircraft and a some Spanish ones so may look at working on these next.

I have started the kits and have abandoned the Mister Kit as the fit was so bad, minimal detail and the flash was terrible. So I have decided to use a Tamiya kit instead for the build.

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will post some progress pics in the next few days.

Gordon

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Made some progress over the last few days. Main paint colors on but need to do some touch ups.

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The two on left are the Hobby Boss. The dual is the Hasegawa and the other single is Tamiya

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Hobby Boss the top two

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2 sets of the drop tanks. Still trying to figure out the color of other two Turkish sets of drop tanks. They are a shade of orange.

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Hobby boss kits

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Hasegawa and Tamiya

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Calling these 4 done. decals on two of the Turkish ones fought me all the way and not completely happy with results. Also the color on the drop tanks took a lot of different tries to get the color I was happy with. I have also included some pics with some other tiger schemes I had already finished last year. This brings total of 30 different schemes I have completed in Tiger markings

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Beautiful, I especially like the Turkish tails on fire!

Which one is the Tamiya? How would you compare it to the others in terms of fit and ease of build?

Arnaud

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Hi Arnaud, this is the Tamiya one (Kit number 60701)

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The kit is pretty basic after building this one and the Hobby Boss kits. I think I will stick to Hasegawa or Revell kits. where I am I can get the Revell kit at a competitive price and the quality is my opinion is much better

Gordon

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They turned out great! :thumbsup:

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The kit is pretty basic after building this one and the Hobby Boss kits. I think I will stick to Hasegawa or Revell kits. where I am I can get the Revell kit at a competitive price and the quality is my opinion is much better

Gordon

Thanks for the answer Gordon! I really like this scheme and you did a very nice job of it :)

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