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1/144 Trumpeter F-16

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  • Member since
    January, 2015
1/144 Trumpeter F-16
Posted by BrandonD on Tuesday, December 05, 2017 4:00 PM

This is the result of a Saturday morning stop at Hobby Lobby and a weekend back from vacation where Ijust wanted something easy to mess around with. I put zero effort into weathering it, and I just wanted to mess around with it, so here it is. Masking the scheme was done with Tamiya tape for curves, and I was lazy, so the black is just Mr. Surfacer 1500, then Tamiya Medium Sea Gray followed by Tamiya White. Looks like a toy, but it kind of is.

 

F-16 01

F-16 02

F-16 03

F-16 04

-BD-

  • Member since
    April, 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Tuesday, December 05, 2017 4:20 PM

Sometimes it is nice to reboot the building *** with a simple kit. Great camouflage for such a small subject! 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/35 Tamiya Nashorn

On deck: 1/35 Tamiya Panzer III

In the hole: Probably something in 1/35 scale!

 

 

  • Member since
    January, 2016
  • From: A Galaxy Far, Far Away
Posted by Hunter on Tuesday, December 05, 2017 5:16 PM

Very nice Brandon, very nice. I been wanting to get this kit from the time I saw the same paint scheme but with Alaska's squadron ID. Look's great sir!

Hunter 

      

  • Member since
    February, 2003
  • From: Green Bay, WI USA
Posted by echolmberg on Wednesday, December 06, 2017 8:56 AM

What a great looking build!  I've only built maybe 3-4 of those 1/144 kits and they are real gems.  I wish there were more subjects available in that scale.  I've built some of the Dragon and Revell kits and they were real works of art in terms of quality.  What did you think of the Trumpeter F-16?  Did it go together well?

Eric

  • Member since
    January, 2015
Posted by BrandonD on Wednesday, December 06, 2017 11:37 AM

Thanks, all!

It was a lot of fun to build.

Eric - the kit goes together well. I was surprised to see it actually has 30+ parts in the box (assembled, this one has 28 on it).

The upper fuselage and wings were one piece, which was nice. Seam on the lower fuselage to wing root joint took a little dab of Perfect Plastic Putty, as did the tail fin where it meets the fuselage, because it had a very small gap. Everything else fit really well, including the clear part and radome. There is a small step on the underside of the radome where it sits a little proud of the lower fuselage, but it wasn't enough to worry me.

-BD-

  • Member since
    November, 2003
  • From: Newington CT
Posted by tempestjohnny on Wednesday, December 06, 2017 11:51 AM

Looks great. Perfect kit to get the modeling bug back

 

  • Member since
    March, 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Thursday, December 07, 2017 2:48 AM

Toy or not, that looks awesome.  You did a fantastic build on a simple no frills kit!

Your friend, Toshi

 

Retired due to work related injury

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

ON THE BENCH:

Revell B-17G Flying Fortress 

NEXT BUILD:

Mrs. Toshi just purchased for me a Tamiya 1/48 Ki-61 via eBay, when it arrives, as always, I’ll do a WIP.  Thanks to M.Brindos and Model Maniac for the heads up and the inspiration in obtaining this kit for my next build.

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