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  • From: State of Mississippi. State motto: Virtute et armis (By valor and arms)
Hobby Boss F-16 tbird
Posted by mississippivol on Sunday, March 05, 2017 9:12 PM

Got this for Christmas and thought it would make a quick build. It's simple enough; put it together in no time. Putty throwin and pylon hole fillin is a whole other matter. Not sure how the decals will play out; if anyone has had any success with that, please share.

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  • From: Newington CT
Posted by tempestjohnny on Monday, March 06, 2017 6:27 AM
I've done the F/A-18A. Like you said a little simple. Oversize attachments. I had no issue with decals. Best part is it looks like a Hornet

 

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  • From: State of Mississippi. State motto: Virtute et armis (By valor and arms)
Posted by mississippivol on Monday, March 06, 2017 9:21 PM

Yeah, I was worried about the nose profile, but it looks ok now. I'm still going to have nightmares over those nose decals Bang Head

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  • From: State of Mississippi. State motto: Virtute et armis (By valor and arms)
Posted by mississippivol on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 10:20 PM

...and the gear door decals, tail decals, wing decalsConfused. Nothing fits yet except for the strakes underneath. 

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  • From: Fredericksburg
Posted by ygmodeler4 on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 11:26 PM
Only HobbyBoss kit I've built is the Rafale in Tiger Meet markings, the whole plane is pretty much one giant decal. I've never been great with decals and this was no exception. It didn't seem to fit quite right and tore in a couple spots. I'm not too happy with the results but my fiancé thinks it looks "pretty" so its good enough I suppose.

-Josiah

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  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 11:33 PM

I built the Academy Thunderbird F-16 a few years back. The decals on any Thunderbird F-16 will be a challenge due to the contours. Lots of little touch ups with Insignia Blue and Insignia Red.

 

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Posted by Jay Jay on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 8:24 AM

I recently saw the Thunderbirds at the Daytona 500 race and got inspired to build one after talking to the pilots. I had a 1/72 Hsg. in the stash and I'm doing it oob but the decals are trash. I found a set of Microscale decals on Ebay to use . I hope i did the right thing because the decals where 3x the cost of the kit.

Question;  what colors are the interior parts like the gear bays and doors etc. I haven't found any pics online that show these areas clearly ?

 

 

 

 

 

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  • From: Parsons Kansas
Posted by Hodakamax on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 9:07 AM

Here's one I shot a few years ago. It looks like white to answer your question. I also looked at my Academy F-16C which is also white.

Max

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 10:29 AM

Yes, wheel wells, struts, etc. remain white on Thunderbird F-16s. The same color as when built and in standard service.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

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  • From: State of Mississippi. State motto: Virtute et armis (By valor and arms)
Posted by mississippivol on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 1:07 PM
Hey, and build bird number 5. The number is inverted on the intake.
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Posted by Jay Jay on Thursday, March 16, 2017 7:24 AM

Okie Doakie then, white it is. TY for the info.Smile

 

 

 

 

 

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  • From: State of Mississippi. State motto: Virtute et armis (By valor and arms)
Posted by mississippivol on Sunday, March 19, 2017 10:25 PM

I have her near the finish line. The photos show how the decals set up so you can see how much touch up will occur. It's especially noticeable on the tail and red nose markings, along with the wing and stabilizers. The one nice thing is that they will snuggle down as they dry. The top blue nose band had huge wrinkles from the nose shape and two bumps to snuggle down on. I came back the next day and there was nary a wrinkle. The bottom of the red nose marking isn't correct in profile, but, oh well. I've had it on a hanger and liked how it looked there as it looks like a dirty roll on takeoff, I might keep that.

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Posted by M. Brindos on Sunday, March 19, 2017 11:09 PM

I like it. :)

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by Jay Jay on Monday, March 20, 2017 8:13 AM

Beautiful job. I hope mine comes out like this...if I ever can get back to it that is...working a lot lately.

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by BrandonK on Monday, March 20, 2017 10:26 AM

That looks incredible. Very good looking build.

BK

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  • From: Western NY
Posted by Bossman on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 6:16 AM

Wow !

Very nice job - glad to hear that the decals snuggled down.  Those are some big decals - it would have been a royal pain if they didn't behave.

Chris

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  • From: State of Mississippi. State motto: Virtute et armis (By valor and arms)
Posted by mississippivol on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 9:50 AM

Thanks, y'all. I'm calling it done now. Got the touch up painting done. The canopy was cloudy, so I dipped it. One and done....

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  • From: Nampa, Idaho
Posted by jelliott523 on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 10:47 AM

Looks really good. If I may make one comment; however, you forgot to paint the canopy bracing for the two-seater.

On the Bench:  Lots of unfinished projects!  Smile

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  • From: State of Mississippi. State motto: Virtute et armis (By valor and arms)
Posted by mississippivol on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 4:09 PM

Ha! Never even noticed it! DunceThere's not even a rib on the kit glass. A white decal strip will take care of her. Thanks for the heads up, man!

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Posted by Jim Barton on Thursday, April 06, 2017 4:34 PM

Neat model! I've seen the Thunderbirds perform at Luke AFB several times.

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Posted by Toshi on Thursday, April 06, 2017 5:59 PM

Very nicely done, beautiful colors!

Toshi

From: Streetsboro, Ohio

Retired due to work related injury

married

 

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Friday, April 07, 2017 6:41 AM

That looks great Mississippi.Beer

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Posted by mississippivol on Friday, April 07, 2017 3:48 PM
Thanks, y'all! I did make the correction that jelliott523 pointed out, thanks again for the information! I really like this pose, even without the pilot...needs a better stand.
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Posted by BrandonK on Monday, April 10, 2017 10:05 AM

Very nice work, Sir. That is a super nice looking -16. Excellent !!

BK

On the bench: 2x Monogram 1/48 Kingfishers with cockpits and floats, full kit overhauls each

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  • From: State of Mississippi. State motto: Virtute et armis (By valor and arms)
Posted by mississippivol on Monday, April 10, 2017 10:20 AM
Thanks, Brandon!

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