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F-16 Adversary eggs US Navy NSAWC #50 & #51

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Just taking a break from my full on 1/48 TA-4J Skyhawk project and working on these fun little novelty aircraft.


I have to say my wife just loves them and that helps justify modelling so amen! lol. These little models do represent a challenge to take as many specs of the full scale and cram it into the compact size. Ill give them the same finishing treatment I would on any model to bump them up a bit good weathering, decals and detailing.


Here is the kit pretty cheap about $15. believe it or not they make detail sets seen here by Retro Wing $8.00



The kit is so simple





Detail set is actually pretty good, the ejection seat is exactly 1/48 scale



Also another hilarious find is Two BOBs actually made a decal set for the F-16 aggressor squadrons.



There are decals for pretty much every pattern








So onto putting this together some cutting is in order to get this cockpit detail set in.





Here is the before and after on the cockpit and canopy



I also opened up the air intake cut out the backing and sand smooth, cut and re-positioned the flaps as well.







Here I made some gear bay doors as the kit lacked them




Onto the detail set no need to over think this just a primer coat then right into painting it.








After a primer coat I pre shaded each ill let them dry overnight then start on the camouflage next these are a lot of fun.


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Paint and Decals done. It was a bit tricky handling this model without parts breaking off. 


Fun build just waiting for some paint to arrive for the second plane in the blue scheme.


I am going to stick them on a tarmac with some maintenance equipment.









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Getting close to finishing both jets here are a few photos of the second.


Masking out pattern from Twobobs sheet.


Masks removed



Side by side almost ready for the diorama base tarmmac with support equipment ill hang some "Remove before flight tags and I have some crew cockpit ladders to add.








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Really like these builds! Having fun is what the hobby needs to be about and the whole egg plane genre has hit a home run in that department.  The add ons are a great compliment that just amp up the effect. 


Rick L.

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Thanks...yeh I like it too there is also a series called Freedom models compact series they are alot more detailed and seem to be some where between an egg plane and a full 1/48 I would say 1/60th scale. 


I bought their F-5E and an F-16D to try out.

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I love these little eggplanes..they're like little stuffed animal airplanes 😊  And, I think painting them in Adversary colors is just fabulous!!

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