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Craig's Modern Combat GB 2 - Hasegawa 1/72 F-16ADF

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1 year 5 months ago - 1 year 5 months ago #1 by Craig Sargent
Waiting on some reference images from a friend in Italy to confirm, but plan is to build a Hasegawa F-16 ADF as an aircraft of the Italian Air Force during Operation Unified Protector in March 2011. Pics to follow.

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Hasegawa 1/48 OA-4M Skyhawk conversion
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1 year 5 months ago #2 by Craig Sargent
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Different load than normally seen on F-16. Photo copyright Paolo Maglio


Figured that as this will probably be last group build I participate in, might as well try and get the pair done.

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1 year 5 months ago - 1 year 5 months ago #3 by Terry

Craig Sargent wrote:
Figured that as this will probably be last group build I participate in, might as well try and get the pair done.


Interesting subject Craig. Last GB sounds a bit final. Any particular reason why?
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1 year 5 months ago - 1 year 5 months ago #4 by Craig Sargent
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Terry wrote: Interesting subject Craig. Last GB sounds a bit final. Any particular reason why?


Nah, just where I’m at. Need to build what I want to, in my own time frame, rather than get caught up with trying to find something to fit.

Doesn’t seem to be the same interest or momentum around them there used to be.

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1 year 5 months ago - 1 year 5 months ago #5 by Terry

Craig Sargent wrote: Nah, just where I’m at. Need to build what I want to, in my own time frame, rather than get caught up with trying to find something to fit.

Doesn’t seem to be the same interest or momentum around them there used to be.


Makes sense to me. I'd half like to make something for this modern combat build, but I've got other things burning brighter I want to build first, so makes no sense to enter a group build and be non-committal about it. Do or don't, no try as Yoda might say? :lol: A few months down the track I might feel differently and enter this GB, but as you say interest and momentum is vital, not just a casual window of opportunity.
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1 year 5 months ago - 1 year 5 months ago #6 by Marcus.Q1000859
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Nice Craig, F-16 is a favorite of mine.

Do the Italian ADF versions have the actuator bulge in the tail base?

Also, will you hang Sparrows on the B?

I started building models, then I was collecting more than I built. Now I'm more of an archivist.
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1 year 5 months ago #7 by Craig Sargent
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Won’t be doing a B, just the ADF.

The ADF has a larger bulged fin base, which Hasegawa have done on a new sprue with the ADF IFF antenna. I had some left over from a previous boxing I built as a Netz, so those will be used for this, along with the photo etched reinforcement plates.

It will be in flight, so in the process of closing up the wheel wells and making the necessary mods to the kit parts.

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1 year 5 months ago #8 by Marcus.Q1000859
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Ok. Cool.

I will (one day) do a 48th. With the PWMP. resin tail base.

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1 year 5 months ago - 1 year 5 months ago #9 by Craig Sargent
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Had a good morning and evening at the bench today and I love how quickly these Hasegawa F-16s can be assembled. Leaving out landing gear and wheel bays makes a difference.

Upper and lower fuselage assembled, wings added, old mid-wing pylon locating holes filled and pylons added (inboard ones taken from Revell kit which have better detail), gear doors closed, tail fin assembled and fitted, hole drilled in lower fuselage where stand will attach, removed a myriad of lumps and bumps only applicable to later block jets, and started modifying the gun port.

The etched reinforcing plates come in the Hasegawa ADF kits and were added to the model.




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