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Craig's Modern Combat GB - Tamiya 1/72 F-16C

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2 years 6 months ago - 2 years 6 months ago #1 by Craig Sargent
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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
  • IsraDecal decals

On The Bench (2021)
Hasegawa 1/48 F-4J Phantom
Tamiya 1/48 Martlet IV conversion
Hasegawa 1/48 TAV-8B Harrier conversion
Trumpeter 1/32 A-10A Thunderbolt
Tamiya 1/32 F-14B Tomcat conversion
Hasegawa 1/72 F-104S Starfighter
Hasegawa 1/72 UH-60A Yanshuf conversion
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2 years 6 months ago #2 by F1xena
Been so tempted by this kit, so many times! Because Tamiya!

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2 years 6 months ago #3 by Craig Sargent
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You should get one and then you can join the GB and...

On The Bench (2021)
Hasegawa 1/48 F-4J Phantom
Tamiya 1/48 Martlet IV conversion
Hasegawa 1/48 TAV-8B Harrier conversion
Trumpeter 1/32 A-10A Thunderbolt
Tamiya 1/32 F-14B Tomcat conversion
Hasegawa 1/72 F-104S Starfighter
Hasegawa 1/72 UH-60A Yanshuf conversion
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2 years 6 months ago - 2 years 6 months ago #4 by Craig Sargent
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On The Bench (2021)
Hasegawa 1/48 F-4J Phantom
Tamiya 1/48 Martlet IV conversion
Hasegawa 1/48 TAV-8B Harrier conversion
Trumpeter 1/32 A-10A Thunderbolt
Tamiya 1/32 F-14B Tomcat conversion
Hasegawa 1/72 F-104S Starfighter
Hasegawa 1/72 UH-60A Yanshuf conversion
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2 years 6 months ago #5 by Marcus.Q1000859
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Looks promising Craig.

In the world of F-16 modelling how many Hase F-2 kits do you think got trashed as donors when 600Gal tanks and B 40 wheels were extracted?

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2 years 6 months ago #6 by Craig Sargent
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You could still build them in flight. But I have no desire to build an F-2, so I picked up a few when we were bringing in Hasegawa just for the tanks and then sold them cheaply

On The Bench (2021)
Hasegawa 1/48 F-4J Phantom
Tamiya 1/48 Martlet IV conversion
Hasegawa 1/48 TAV-8B Harrier conversion
Trumpeter 1/32 A-10A Thunderbolt
Tamiya 1/32 F-14B Tomcat conversion
Hasegawa 1/72 F-104S Starfighter
Hasegawa 1/72 UH-60A Yanshuf conversion

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2 years 5 months ago #7 by Jasmckee
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Looks like a nice build ahead, will be watching

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2 years 5 months ago #8 by IAN
Great choice Mr. S...


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2 years 5 months ago #9 by Craig Sargent
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January 1st and everyone still asleep from a big night so here are the photos to get the ball rolling.

What’s in the box, plus tucked away in there are the Hasegawa tanks.


What’s no longer in the box. Clipped all the parts I won’t be using for this build this morning and these are the additions to the spares.


What’s being added to the box. These are the aftermarket sets I plan to add. Still waiting on the Reskit Pythons and wheels to arrive.


What’s going to help me build what’s in the box. Excellent reference covering everything you could want to know about Israel’s F-16C/D use.

On The Bench (2021)
Hasegawa 1/48 F-4J Phantom
Tamiya 1/48 Martlet IV conversion
Hasegawa 1/48 TAV-8B Harrier conversion
Trumpeter 1/32 A-10A Thunderbolt
Tamiya 1/32 F-14B Tomcat conversion
Hasegawa 1/72 F-104S Starfighter
Hasegawa 1/72 UH-60A Yanshuf conversion
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2 years 5 months ago #10 by Marcus.Q1000859
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Great stuff Craig, looking forward to this. Congratulations. First out of the gate.

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2 years 5 months ago - 2 years 5 months ago #11 by Craig Sargent
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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.

On The Bench (2021)
Hasegawa 1/48 F-4J Phantom
Tamiya 1/48 Martlet IV conversion
Hasegawa 1/48 TAV-8B Harrier conversion
Trumpeter 1/32 A-10A Thunderbolt
Tamiya 1/32 F-14B Tomcat conversion
Hasegawa 1/72 F-104S Starfighter
Hasegawa 1/72 UH-60A Yanshuf conversion
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2 years 4 months ago #12 by Craig Sargent
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Managed to get some progress on this. Need to get off my keister and post some progress pics.

On The Bench (2021)
Hasegawa 1/48 F-4J Phantom
Tamiya 1/48 Martlet IV conversion
Hasegawa 1/48 TAV-8B Harrier conversion
Trumpeter 1/32 A-10A Thunderbolt
Tamiya 1/32 F-14B Tomcat conversion
Hasegawa 1/72 F-104S Starfighter
Hasegawa 1/72 UH-60A Yanshuf conversion

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2 years 4 months ago #13 by Gary

Craig Sargent wrote: Need to get off my keister and post some progress pics.

Yes, yes you do :)



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2 years 4 months ago - 2 years 4 months ago #14 by Craig Sargent
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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.

On The Bench (2021)
Hasegawa 1/48 F-4J Phantom
Tamiya 1/48 Martlet IV conversion
Hasegawa 1/48 TAV-8B Harrier conversion
Trumpeter 1/32 A-10A Thunderbolt
Tamiya 1/32 F-14B Tomcat conversion
Hasegawa 1/72 F-104S Starfighter
Hasegawa 1/72 UH-60A Yanshuf conversion
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2 years 4 months ago #15 by Flying_Kiwi
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OK dude since i'm doing the Ra'am i'd be very keen to know what paints your using.

I'm mixing velejo with tamiya - more importantly what "sky" color are you using for the green??? I'm using XF-21

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2 years 4 months ago - 2 years 4 months ago #16 by Craig Sargent
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Mr Color tends to be my go to paint, and it depends on the look I am after. Usually I use Mr Color C26. The other alternative is a mix of C312 and C314 in a 30%/70% ratio.

On The Bench (2021)
Hasegawa 1/48 F-4J Phantom
Tamiya 1/48 Martlet IV conversion
Hasegawa 1/48 TAV-8B Harrier conversion
Trumpeter 1/32 A-10A Thunderbolt
Tamiya 1/32 F-14B Tomcat conversion
Hasegawa 1/72 F-104S Starfighter
Hasegawa 1/72 UH-60A Yanshuf conversion
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2 years 4 months ago #17 by Flying_Kiwi
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Ahh so you use lacquers?? yeah that looks a better green than XF-21 (pretty close though)

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2 years 4 months ago #18 by Fritz
Watching this one. Can already see its going to be another stunner.

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

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