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Tamiya 1/48 F-16C Block 52 Swamp Fox Jet FINISHED


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Hi Guys,

 
Just finished this after about 6 years away from the hobby.  It's Tamiya's excellent 1/48 F-16C with the following aftermarket sets:
 
Decals: Speed Hunter Graphic’s SEAD specialists part I sheet, also used homemade masks made with my Silhouette printer for the tail markings and Fox head logo.
Cockpit: Avionix cockpit set with Wolfpack’s ejection seat
Weapons: Hasegawa’s weapons set E for the HTM pod and Sniper pylon, Eduard for the Sniper pod, AIM-120's, and HARM Missile
Wheel bays: Aires
Exhaust: Aries
Nose: Royal Resin
Master static dischargers and pitot tube sets
Eduard's PE set for the Tamiya F-16 and their undercarriage set
 
In-progress photos are at the below  page:
 
  
Gunze and Alclad lacquers were used for painting, weathering was with artist oils and Tamiya's weathering washes.  Overall, the project took 8 months since I'm a slow builder.  Hope you enjoy!
 
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Drew
 
 
 
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Absolutely fantastic in every way.  Perfect attention to detail.  Perfect paint work.  Perfect ordnance.  I'm so excited to see a HARM that isn't painted white.

 

Outstanding work!!

 

Jake

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Drew,

 

Wow wow wow :woot.gif:

 

Very nice job indeed. 
 

Thanks for posting your updates as they were incredible to watch come together into this awesome build .

 

Have a great Easter weekend,

 

Mr.Happy 

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4 hours ago, 305swag said:

Hello, I just came across this incredible build. How did you simulate the “sheep skin” covering on the ACES II seat? 

Thanks!  I got the seat from Wolfpack since they come with the "sheep skin" covering.  I think they are out of production now, but I was able to snag a set from Lucky Model.  

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33 minutes ago, Drew T. said:

Thanks!  I got the seat from Wolfpack since they come with the "sheep skin" covering.  I think they are out of production now, but I was able to snag a set from Lucky Model.  

Ok thank you, good get.

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Amazing job on this one!

Question: what is wrong with Tamiya radome? I see people keep using aftermarket noses but I am unable to see the difference. I noticed that KASL even offer two versions with long and short conductors.

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On 2/3/2022 at 7:42 AM, DanW said:

Amazing job on this one!

Question: what is wrong with Tamiya radome? I see people keep using aftermarket noses but I am unable to see the difference. I noticed that KASL even offer two versions with long and short conductors.

Thanks Dan!  I think the reason companies offer replacements for the Tamiya radome is that the Tamiya part is composed of two halves.  There is a raised line (static discharger I think) that runs along this joint that can be lost or distorted when the two halves are joined.  The resin replacements are a single piece that eliminates this problem.

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