For an idea of what is eligible here is a good list, which will provide plenty of opportunities for a subject:
Note: even though some of those operations start before and/or finish after the above period, GB subject must have been deployed after start of August 1990 to be eligible, and it must be a combat zone where actual combat occurred, even if the subject did not actively participate i.e. patrol, recon, sentry, etc. If in doubt, check with the admins.
No part started kits, must be a new build. Please post a photo of the unstarted kit contents and a date reference as the first post in your build thread
TOPIC: Craig's Modern Combat GB - Tamiya 1/72 F-16C
Craig's Modern Combat GB - Tamiya 1/72 F-16C
2 months 2 weeks ago #1
I will be building the Tamiya 1/72 F-16C as a F-16C Block 30 Barak of 110 Squadron IDF/AF. This aircraft shot down an armed Hezbollah Ababil UAV drone and took part in bombing missions during the 2nd Lebanon War in July/August 2006.
The aircraft was painted in a new trial colour scheme (compare to the other aircraft behind wearing standard IAF F-16 camo).
Changes to the kit will be:
Tail fin extension taken from spare F-16 kit
Eduard Brassin JDAMs, Sidewinders and exhaust
ResKit Python IV and late F-16 wheels
Large 600 gallon underwing drop tanks taken from Hasegawa F-2
Master Models brass pitot and angle of attack sensors
So the last two pieces of the puzzle turned up today.
Unfortunately I’ve hit a couple of hiccups in the build. Firstly, I can’t for the life of me, find the Aires instrument panel and coaming. Might be time to clean the bench! Unfortunately, the Tamiya pieces are significantly different they can’t be used.
Secondly, I’ve remembered that the IDF/AF F-16C Block 30 use the small mouth, or NSI, intake. The Tamiya kit being a Block 50 has the big mouth, or MCID, intake. Need to see about fitting a Revell small mouth intake to the Tamiya kut.
At least both the Jag and F-16ADF are still continuing apace.
Fuselage front and back halves glued together and wings and tail attached. Fin base extension from a Hasegawa kit is almost a perfect fit to the Tamiya fin. Changed the wingtip Sidewinder rails to the correct ones for an IDF Barak. Cut out rear of cockpit to fit the Aires tub. Fitted the gear wells and intake and then removed the front of the Tamiya MCID (“big mouth”) intake to fit the front of the Hasegawa NSI (“small mouth”) intake.