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