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Re: The F-16 Group Build....

Postby ronnieraaf » Tue Feb 19, 2013 1:35 am

If anyone has any last minute F-16's to add, please do. You do have until the end of the month....

I still have to decal mine (priority's with a sick daughter), so please don't feel left out in the final rush if you have not finished yours.
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Re: The F-16 Group Build....

Postby Brush » Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:46 pm

Here are my two.

The first is Tamiya's 1/48 F-16c Block 32 in California ANG markings. Extras are Eduard zoom set for the cockpit and an Airies exhaust. The build was posted before the crash.

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The second is the Kinetic 1/48 F-16DG Block 40. Extras are Eduard photo etch in the cockpit again, Airies wheel wells and exhuast. The reinforcing plates were left over from Tamiya's detail up set.

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The Tamiya was an easier build than Kinetic's. Here is the two together.

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Re: The F-16 Group Build....

Postby DesTROYer » Sat Feb 23, 2013 12:31 pm

So sweet. Where is my copy of Iron Eagle?
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Re: The F-16 Group Build....

Postby David E » Sun Feb 24, 2013 4:59 pm

Finished mine today. Bit of a group effort - the model was a built but in need of rebuild 1/72 Hasegawa F16A from my mate Wayne, with some spare parts from John Loughman. Paint was from AGW and decals plus reference photos from Tony Rigby.

I normally do ADF and emergency service subjects so this is a change!
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Re: The F-16 Group Build....

Postby David E » Sun Feb 24, 2013 5:04 pm

Operator error, only added one photo. First time I've managed to upload any pics, so quite exciting.
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Re: The F-16 Group Build....

Postby Damian C » Sun Feb 24, 2013 8:46 pm

That scheme certainly turned out looking sharp, David.

For my part, sprinting to the end after a heap of real life has been keeping my away from modelling so instead of having two F-16s finished by now I've not quite got one. But the subassemblies are all done, just needs putting together.

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(crappy photo I know, it's just meant for proof of life :D )
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Re: The F-16 Group Build....

Postby Damian C » Sat Mar 02, 2013 4:07 pm

I finished on the 28th, honest, :D , but couldn't take decent photos until today.

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It's the Hasegawa 1/72 F-16A kit largely OOB, with Model Alliance decals for 20 years F-16 in RTAF service.

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Painted mostly in Gunze acrylics but humbrol for the middle of the three-tones of gray as the Gunze seemed to be out of stock everywhere, and testors metallizer for the exhaust. I had some difficulty with the (unusually) dark nose - had a few goes, the first couple made it look like I was modelling a radome with an F-16 coincidentally attached.

Also added a resin seat which, with decal side consoles and the thick lens-like canopy provides a nicely busy-looking cockpit. I also added AIM-9s from a Hawegawa weapons set for a little more finesses than the OOB parts.

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To add some interest and take away the toylikeness of the upper surfaces, I tried a technique I read in a recent magazine - like pre-shading, but instead of following panel lines (except for a few typically dirty ones for F-16s) spraying random blotches of black and white under the gunship grey. It's provided a nice and subtle (perhaps a touch too subtle) unevenness to the back of the aircraft.

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and of course the real thing

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Re: The F-16 Group Build....

Postby Damian C » Sat Mar 02, 2013 4:08 pm

Thank you gentlemen. Saw some very fine and inspiring builds, and for my own part built my first ever F-16 in 41 years of on and off modelling!
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Re: The F-16 Group Build....

Postby Brush » Mon Mar 04, 2013 11:59 am

Nice work David and Damian.

Those Thia vipers are very attractive.

Damian - I understand your frustration with the lack of Gunze greys. All my local model shops have been out for months.

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Re: The F-16 Group Build....

Postby David E » Mon Mar 04, 2013 1:19 pm

"I finished on the 28th, honest, but couldn't take decent photos until today."

And you'll still respect me in the morning, you're from Canberra and here to help, the cheque is in the mail, etc!

Seriously nice, would be very happy to give that shelf space.
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