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1/32 Tamiya F-16C 181st. FW.

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Hi guys, Finished this one up not too long ago!

Built off the Blk 50 kit with an added NSI intake from the 32nd scale T-Bird kit, to get a smallmouth Blk 30.

GBU-12's, TER's, and the LITENING pod were leftover from an Academy F-16I Sufa kit.

Decals were a mix of Afterburner "For the data" and FoxOne for the tail and nose art.

Painted with Mr. Color paints

Apologies for the lousy photos, My photography skills aren't very good...Lol

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Swapped out the opened nozzle for a partially closed GE. nozzle to depict the A/C inflight

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HI

Verrrry nice indeed. Wish mine had turned out this well.

Thanks for posting it.

Tom

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Pretty much out of the box, The nozzle and PIDS pylon are A/M. Some of the weapons were spares from Academy's Sufa kit.

Appreciate the comments gentlemen!

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Sorry forgot to mention photo etch, I used a set of Crossdelta stiffener plates stacked on top of vinyl copies to help make them look more to scale.

"Model still under a gloss when this photo was taken"

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The pit and seat are out of the box

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I didn't replicate the sheepskin cushions because the pilot would cover them up.

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Thanks fellas! The visor was glossed up with several coats of Future floor wax.

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Edited by jmreed76

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That is one outstanding build....The ordnance is an exceptional display of modeling skills...looking forward to seeing more of your builds.

Edited by #1 Greywolf

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Thanks so much for the compliments guys! I really enjoyed building this kit, I have 4 more of these kits hanging out in the stash awaiting The new decals from Speed Hunter Graphics!

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Yessir, Great looking Viper, my favorite airplane, of course. Years ago, I saw a 181st F-16 parked in the pile of F-16's in Springfield. The intake was very noticeable when they were side by side. The 181st jet had the old, old colored "Racers" markings. Springfield stole a great pilot from the 181st, "Chili" Davis. It's always a treat to see your Vipers. It's too bad that so many of the units with such rich history have gone away because of B.R.A.C. I'll give you a call one of these days. Take care and be safe. Tim

Edited by balls47

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