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Spangdahlem F-16C 3 weeks 2 hours ago #1

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Kit - Tamiya
Paint - (Interior & load-out) Humbrol & Xtracolour enamels. (Exterior) Tamiya acrylics mixed-by-eye.
Decals - Superscale & Afterburner.
Extras - Eduard 'Zoom' interior set, Tamiya 'Detail Up' pitot, Hasegawa AIM-9 & Instrument Pod.



General Dynamics / Lockheed Martin F-16C-50 Fighting Falcon 
Assigned to Brg Gen. Donald J. Hoffman 
52nd Fighter Wing
Spangdahlem 2002/03






































Until recently I'd not built an F-16 in any scale for over twenty years, now there's two !!. Not quite a 'shake'n bake' as some thought and attention to the construction sequence is definitely needed. That said all fits very well as we've come to expect... well except the decals - mine shattered into atom-sized pieces as soon as they hit the water, but I was only ever going to use the stencils for the drop tanks. I found some spare in the stash so just got on with it. Eduard Zoom set was a delight to fit and makes a shed-load of difference in my opinion. 

Faded and battered paint is not typical for a 'Wing King' but I've chosen to show this aircraft soon after it's operational deployment to Iraq & Afghanistan, not sure about the historical provenance but I really like the way it looks - hope folks here do too.

Next I'll be finishing an IL2, then... who knows.... Feel free to hurl abuse, comment or ask a question.



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Spangdahlem F-16C 3 weeks 21 minutes ago #2

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Nice build Ian. Heads up display looks very tidy. Panel lines look ever so delicate and in scale. Tamiya quality indeed. As for feedback? I wouldn't mind seeing more of that Eduard Zoom set you added and bigger photos would be nice as well. These smaller photos don't do your model justice imo.
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Spangdahlem F-16C 2 weeks 6 days ago #3

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Here you go, Terry....









[color=blue Side consoles are all hand painted & dry brushed. IP and quarter panels are Eduard etch, as are all the details on the seat.

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Spangdahlem F-16C 2 weeks 6 days ago #4

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Sharp work Ian. Always nice to see a Viper
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Spangdahlem F-16C 2 weeks 6 days ago #5

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Lovely work Ian!
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Spangdahlem F-16C 2 weeks 6 days ago #6

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Awesome job! Love it!
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In Progress:
Tamiya 1/48 F-117A
Hasegawa 1/48 TA-4K
www.kiwimodeller.com/index.php/forum/38-...zaf-1-48-ta-4k-build

Completed:
Hasegawa 1/48 A-4M

Spangdahlem F-16C 1 week 3 days ago #7

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Sharp looking lawn dart. Turned out well.
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On The Bench
Tamiya 1/72 F-16C Barak conversion - Modern Combat GB
Hasegawa 1/72 F-16 ADF - Modern Combat GB
Hasegawa 1/48 F8U-2N (F-8D) Crusader conversion
Hasegawa 1/48 P-51D Mustang
Hasegawa 1/72 P-51D Mustang

Spangdahlem F-16C 1 week 3 days ago #8

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Very nice Ian! :whistle:
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Spangdahlem F-16C 1 week 2 days ago #9

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That’s really stunning Ian. I’m blown away and I will be using this as a reference when I actually get to build mine.
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Spangdahlem F-16C 1 week 17 hours ago #10

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That looks really good. I agree about the weathering, just right
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Spangdahlem F-16C 2 days 23 hours ago #11

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Update In Stash:
Lots of 1/35 Armor mainly WWII German and a few Modern British/American pieces, 1/32 Aircraft and 1/48 Aircraft. Aircraft chosen to replicate RNZAF and RAAF types through the years. Some RAF & USAF types exist also.
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