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Tamiya 1/32 F-16C TuAF


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Awesome build - thanks for sharing.

Just some background info on the nose art: "Savasan Anka" means "Fighting Phoenix". This particular F-16 suffered extensive damage in a belly landing some years ago. Lockheed-Martin told the Turkish Air Force to write off the airframe, as it was damaged beyond economical repair. TAI decided to repair it anyway; and it has been flying safely for several years now. Hence the moniker Phoenix, since it was reborn from its ashes.

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Really, really nice work on that kit, nice photos too. Did the vertical stabilizer orange peel on you? I hate when that happens, I spent a ton of time resurrecting an A-4 done as Jester's jet from Top Gun only to get a little orange peel after I used mr color lacquer flat coat over a gloss coat of future.

Dan

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Really, really nice work on that kit, nice photos too. Did the vertical stabilizer orange peel on you? I hate when that happens, I spent a ton of time resurrecting an A-4 done as Jester's jet from Top Gun only to get a little orange peel after I used mr color lacquer flat coat over a gloss coat of future.

Dan

The orange peel was intentional here is his build thread, I would like to know the story behind that as well.

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jfmajor60; this forward section of tail differs as material than the rest. After several coats, the paint applied begin to crackle, sometimes peels off. Here are few example;

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Eache example I saw had different type of wears on vertical stabilisers.

Here are the pictures of my viper, photo coutesy of Mr. Ă–mer Erkmen

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