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1/48 Tamiya F-16C Viper RSAF "Black Knights"

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This is my 1/48 Tamiya F-16C Block 52 Viper dressed up in the markings of the Republic of Singapore Air Force's Black Knights aerobatic demo team. 

 

Base kit used was Tamiya's F-16C/N Aggressor/Adversary kit as it has parts to build all F-16C blocks from 25 through 52. I modded the kit by using the metal pitot and AoA probes from Tamiya's F-16 detail-up set. I also scratch-built the smoke system pipe from the centreline station to the nozzle at the exhaust as well as the HMD sensor on the canopy. The seat was detailed using Fine Molds' plastic seatbelts for ACES II seats. Static discharge wicks were made with stretched sprue. 

 

I used decals from Miliverse to represent a Viper flown by Lead Solo MAJ Eugene Lim of the RSAF Black Knights demo team. 

 

Overall a nice build though the decals did give some problems. Hope you enjoy the photos!

 

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Mark

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Very nice! :thumbsup:

 

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Overall a nice build though the decals did give some problems

 

May I ask what problems you encountered? I've got the same decals too and haven't used them yet. Also, can I ask if there was any see-through effects for the white decals ( ie, did the red paint "see-through" the white decals)?

 

 

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Much thanks for the kind words guys. 

 

On 8/10/2019 at 6:35 PM, JackMan said:

Very nice! :thumbsup:

 

 

May I ask what problems you encountered? I've got the same decals too and haven't used them yet. Also, can I ask if there was any see-through effects for the white decals ( ie, did the red paint "see-through" the white decals)?

 

 

 

The opacity of the decals were fine. Can’t really tell the difference between the areas where the decals were used versus those that were painted white. 

 

The main issue I found was that unlike other decals which I’ve used so far, these tended to tear rather than stretch slightly. This meant that I had problems laying them on areas where they went over vents and grilles. 

 

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Have been away for some time already and can see your love for F-16s has never waned a bit! Excellent job on this one! This has given me inspiration to start my 1/72 Black Knight! 

 

Cheers

Qian

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