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1/72 Hasegawa F-16 C/J Block 50

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  • Member since
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  • From: Currently in the Dallas area
1/72 Hasegawa F-16 C/J Block 50
Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, February 03, 2019 7:00 PM

I told both my bosses I wanted to build an F-16, F-35 or F-22 for each of them for a thank you for hiring me (short term) and complete them before I leave for Boise. One of them wanted an F-35 and the other wanted an F-16. I purchased the 1/72 Hasegawa Block 50 and also bought some external stores kits to load some Ratheon equipment.

I am fully aware that they do not load 16s this heavy and rearly with this little fuel but he said he wanted it loaded so I went full bore. I installed GBU 10s on the inner hardpoints, TERs and GBU 10s on the mid hardpoints, AIM-9 Sidewinders on the outer, and AIM-120 AMRRAMs on the tips, all manufactured by Raytheon. I also installed the AN/ALQ 13 and 14 LANTIRN pods. I was going with the 35th fighter wing but the tail markings were damaged during handeling so I went with the 20th FW tail markings. I apologize to anyone associated with either fighter wing but my boss won't care or likely notice.

The kit was standard for a 1/72 Hasegawa, decent detail, very little flash and few seams. I built it OOB and like I said earler, I also used parts from Hasegawa's Aircraft Weapons set's VI and VII. The AIM-9's and AIM-120's came with the kit.
I black based it using Vallejo's black primer and painted it with Model Master enamels.

Enough of the talk, let me know what you think.

 

Steve

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1/72 Revell Eurofighter Typhoon Twin Seater
1/72 Revell MiG 29 UB Fulcrum
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Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, February 03, 2019 10:13 PM

That Viper looks like it’s ready to put the hurt on something! Excellent build.

Chad

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Posted by Phil_H on Sunday, February 03, 2019 11:39 PM

Looks good. That's a serious loadout, though as you've already noted, unlikely. The only other issue I would have with the loadout is the Sidewinders, which appear to be "J" models. These are long outdated, with the "L" model entering service in the early 80's and subsequent models following.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, February 04, 2019 12:12 AM

Thanks Phil, yeah, that's what came in the box.....I'm pretty sure they came in the box, I have a few newer models bouncing around here somewhere. The boss is unlikely to notice those either in any case. We build PC boards for systems internal to the 16, so no one there is familiar with the weapons systems. Most employees there don't even know the diffrence between a 14, 15 or 16. I'll load the newer versions I have on my own Viper at a later date. That one will be loaded out more realistically. I do have the Hase air to air weapons set as well but didn't want to break into it for this one.

Steve

ON THE BENCH

1/72 Revell Eurofighter Typhoon Twin Seater
1/72 Revell MiG 29 UB Fulcrum
1/48 Tamiya Mk.1 Swordfish
1/350 Tamiya Prince of Wales

Yes, it's a lot!

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1/72 Airfix Dakota Mk. IV

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  • From: Currently in the Dallas area
Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, February 04, 2019 12:17 AM

Thank you Chad, that was the idea. Again, a highly unlikely loadout.

Steve

ON THE BENCH

1/72 Revell Eurofighter Typhoon Twin Seater
1/72 Revell MiG 29 UB Fulcrum
1/48 Tamiya Mk.1 Swordfish
1/350 Tamiya Prince of Wales

Yes, it's a lot!

In Que

1/72 Airfix Dakota Mk. IV

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Posted by Jay Jay on Thursday, February 07, 2019 1:14 PM
I'll tell you what I think, I think your boss will be proud to own this excellent build for sure. Good of you to do this for them.

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, February 07, 2019 2:28 PM

Thank you Jay Jay

Steve

ON THE BENCH

1/72 Revell Eurofighter Typhoon Twin Seater
1/72 Revell MiG 29 UB Fulcrum
1/48 Tamiya Mk.1 Swordfish
1/350 Tamiya Prince of Wales

Yes, it's a lot!

In Que

1/72 Airfix Dakota Mk. IV

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Posted by JohnnyK on Thursday, February 07, 2019 3:08 PM

Nice build. I'd hate to have that thing get mad at me.

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Posted by TigerII on Thursday, February 07, 2019 3:30 PM

Wow, this baby is loaded for bear.

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Posted by hogfanfs on Thursday, February 07, 2019 3:41 PM

Steve, where is the water??? 

Seriously, very well done! Your boss who requested this F-16 will be very happy!

 Bruce

 

 

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Posted by jeaton01 on Thursday, February 07, 2019 5:49 PM

Nice, Steve.  The model is sure to please.

Re the armament:  Fine if you just want to bomb your own runway!Surprise

John

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, February 07, 2019 6:00 PM

Thanks guys

jeaton01
Re the armament:  Fine if you just want to bomb your own runway!

LOL I told him all it can do is go to the target drop everything and come straight back. No loitering and maybe a refuel on the return. In fact, I'm not entirely sure it can get very far before droping the GBU12's and loosing 4000 lbs

Steve

ON THE BENCH

1/72 Revell Eurofighter Typhoon Twin Seater
1/72 Revell MiG 29 UB Fulcrum
1/48 Tamiya Mk.1 Swordfish
1/350 Tamiya Prince of Wales

Yes, it's a lot!

In Que

1/72 Airfix Dakota Mk. IV

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  • From: Denver, Colorado
Posted by MrStecks on Thursday, February 07, 2019 8:44 PM

Great build Steve!  My eyes got big when I looked at the pics, first out of admiration for your work, then out of fear as I studied the ordnance!  Big Smile

Cheers,
Mark


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  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Saturday, February 09, 2019 5:31 AM
Man that looks cool. I figure if the target was only 50 miles away that would be a normal loadout:)

 

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  • From: Currently in the Dallas area
Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, February 09, 2019 8:07 AM

Thanks Johnny and Mark

Steve

ON THE BENCH

1/72 Revell Eurofighter Typhoon Twin Seater
1/72 Revell MiG 29 UB Fulcrum
1/48 Tamiya Mk.1 Swordfish
1/350 Tamiya Prince of Wales

Yes, it's a lot!

In Que

1/72 Airfix Dakota Mk. IV

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    June, 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Saturday, February 09, 2019 11:58 AM

Very nice build, Steve. The scale looks much larger. Well done.

BK

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