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Revell-Monogram F-16 ADF vs Academy F-16A/C vs. Hasegawa F-16 C Block 30

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First, the Revell-Monogram F-16.  I am not sure if this was originally the Monogram or Revell when the kit was originally released.  This is represents the Block 15 ADF version.

On the plus side, I like the attached main wings and the shape seems right.  On the downside, the cockpit has almost no detail with decals to represent the instruments.

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Decals include Oregon ANG and North Dakota ANG.  I will probably build it with the Rough Riders artwork, strictly out of the box.

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for decal instruments, those don't look too bad. At least not from your photo. 

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I used a wash on the decals to tone them down a bit.  Also, the forward panel (not shown) is not so good.  The ejection seat is detailed enough.

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Parts trees and decals for the Academy Kit.  Appears to be very similar to the Hasegawa.  Has a great deal of ordinance included.

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Hasegawa instructions, decals.  I will be using the Two Bobs Dairyland Vipers sheet depicting the 60th Anniversary for the Wis ANG.

One nice touch is two complete canopies, tinted and clear.

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Comparison of Academy and Hasegawa cockpits.  The Academy consists of decals, which were very fragile ( the instrument panel part disintegrated.  The Hasegawa has raised details that paint-up nice and are reasonably close to a F-16 block 30.  Both seats are inferior to the Revell seat.

This is the Academy.

 

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More work on the Academy. Notice the terrible gaps between the fuselage and wings.

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First, the Revell-Monogram F-16.  I am not sure if this was originally the Monogram or Revell when the kit was originally released. 

 

It is the Revell kit with added parts for the ADF. 

 

 

The Academy consists of decals, which were very fragile ( the instrument panel part disintegrated.  

 

The decals in the Academy kit (this release) are crap. Brittle, color bleeding, and the insignias and refueling markings are black not the various grays. They are only for the “C” tail, not the “A” tail. Suggest using the Hasegawa decals on the Academy kit. 

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