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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

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The kit is so simple

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

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

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There are decals for pretty much every pattern

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

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Here is the before and after on the cockpit and canopy

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

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

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

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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.

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Masking out pattern from Twobobs sheet.

 

Masks removed

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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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https://freedommks.com/portfolio_entries/compact-series/

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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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