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Academy 1/32 F-16

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    April, 2014
Academy 1/32 F-16
Posted by B_one fixer on Saturday, September 01, 2018 12:13 PM

Just finished this up. Academy 1/32 viper. The only AM item is the HARM targeting pod on the left side of the intake.  Paints used are hataka, MRP, and Gunze. This build is based of a pic a friend sent me from his office in the the boomer pod of a kc-135. This is a early have glass 3 paint scheme on this bird. They got pretty gnarly looking due to the paint being hard to clean.

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    March, 2013
Posted by patrick206 on Saturday, September 01, 2018 12:54 PM

Mighty nice job all around, easy to appreciate the work you invested in this one. Thanks for the post and photos.


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    November, 2003
  • From: State of Mississippi. State motto: Virtute et armis (By valor and arms)
Posted by mississippivol on Saturday, September 01, 2018 3:16 PM
Very nice, indeed!
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    December, 2015
  • From: providence ,r.i.
Posted by templar1099 on Saturday, September 01, 2018 4:00 PM

Absolutely agree,very nicely done.

"le plaisir delicieux et toujours nouveau d'une occupation inutile"

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    May, 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Saturday, September 01, 2018 7:28 PM

Wow, I agree too. One I'd be proud to display, that's for sure.


(nice photography, too)


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    December, 2010
  • From: Salem, Oregon
Posted by 1943Mike on Saturday, September 01, 2018 10:37 PM

It's the cat's pajamas. Great job!


"Le temps est un grand maître, mais malheureusement, il tue tous ses élèves."

Hector Berlioz

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    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Saturday, September 01, 2018 11:36 PM

Nicely done.  Ordanace looks great !



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    April, 2014
Posted by B_one fixer on Sunday, September 02, 2018 2:03 AM

Thanks all, This was definatley one of my more challenging builds.

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    August, 2013
Posted by Jay Jay on Sunday, September 02, 2018 6:40 AM

Outstanding build and paint work Mate.

Question, why was the build so challenging ? Where didyou have the trouble?







 I'm finally retired. Now time I got, money I don't.

  • Member since
    February, 2007
  • From: Casa Grande, Az.
Posted by DesertRat on Sunday, September 02, 2018 6:55 AM

She’s gorgeous! Great job.



Warmest regards,


  • Member since
    February, 2014
  • From: Michigan
Posted by silentbob33 on Monday, September 03, 2018 2:50 PM
Very nice! I have that kit in the stash but have put of building it until I get some place to display it

On my bench: Dragon 1/48 Ju 88P-1

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    December, 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Monday, September 03, 2018 11:50 PM



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    June, 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, September 04, 2018 8:56 AM

That's whopper!! WOW just doesn't seem to cover the workmanship. Excellent, one of the nicest I've seen.


On the bench: 1/48 Kinetics E-2C Hawkeye

1/72 Meng F-102A Case XX

1/25 MPC Deserter GMC 4x4.   Shelf of doom for now.....

On Deck: 1/48 Italeri Tornado IDS "Black Panthers"

1/48 Hasegawa P-38J Lightining



  • Member since
    February, 2005
  • From: Cleveland, OH
Posted by RadMax8 on Wednesday, September 05, 2018 9:26 PM

Excellent work on this kit! Paint looks amazing, overall build quality is super! One to be proud of, for sure.

As an aside, both my grandfathers worked for Rockwell, and both were on the B-1. So, needless to say I’m a BONE fan!


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