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Second Strike: Viper GBII June 2012-Dec 2012

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Second Strike: Viper GBII June 2012-Dec 2012
Posted by STFD637 on Sunday, April 22, 2012 9:59 AM

Here is the thread for the Next Viper GB, back by popular demand.

Rules:

Any F-16 Variant is accepted! Any scale. The more diverse the better!

You can build right out of the box or with as much AM stuff as you like!

The start date will be June 1st 2012. We will run roughly to Dec. 1st 2012. This is 6 months which should be plenty of time for everyone....even with all the other great GB going on currently or about to start.

WIP are a must. I will post all finished pics on the main page.

Medicman71 has offered his services to Co-host this with me (many thanks!)

Here are the build badges (two to choose from):

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I look foward to seeing some great Vipers on here!!!

ME: 1/72 HobbyBoss F-16C with FLA 482nd FW/93rd FS "Makos" markings by Wolfpack!

Medicman: 1/48 Tamiya F-16c Block 30 149th FW Texas ANG!

T-bolt379: 1/72 Hasegawa F-16CJ Block 50

Helo34: 1/72 Academy KF-16C

Maverckut: 1/72 Revell F-16A "First Operational Viper"

Casper: 1/32 Tamiya F-16CJ Block 50

Blkhwkmatt: 1/48 Tamiya F-16C Block 25/32

lubud:

  • Belgium: 1/72 Revell Germany Block 20 MLU
  • Egypt: 1/72 Hasegawa F-16A
  • Italy: 1/72 Hasegawa F-16A ADF
  • Israel:  1/72 Hasegawa F-16B
  • Poland: 1/72 Kinetic F-16D
  • Taiwan: 1/72 Hasegawa F-16B

oortiz10:  Hasegawa F-16A  Edwards Red and White Chase plane (1/48)

Taxtp: Hasegawa F-16N 1/72

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Posted by Medicman71 on Sunday, April 22, 2012 11:50 AM

Oh it's no now!!!

I'll be doing a 1/48 Tamiya F-16C Blk 30 of the 149th FW ANG. It'll be in the 65th Anniversary markings. Here's a pic.

Building- (All 1/48) F-14A Tomcat, F-16C Blk 30, He 129

 

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Posted by Thunderbolt379 on Sunday, April 22, 2012 6:50 PM

MM71 -- that'll be one spectacular bird!

Okay, I'm for sure, Hasegawa 1:72 -CJ Block 50, the resin ACES II seats came in so I should be set to go.

Cheers, Mike/TB379

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Posted by Medicman71 on Sunday, April 22, 2012 7:17 PM

Thunderbolt379

MM71 -- that'll be one spectacular bird!

Okay, I'm for sure, Hasegawa 1:72 -CJ Block 50, the resin ACES II seats came in so I should be set to go.

Cheers, Mike/TB379

Wait to you see all the goodies i'm gonna have for it. Stick out tongue

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Posted by Casper the Chihuahua on Sunday, April 22, 2012 8:58 PM

Hmmmmm.....I wanna do the Tamiya 1/32 Block 50 F-16C/J but it wouldn't be until early next year...

Cheers

On the bench: A-4F 1/32 Hasegawa

Just deployed: F6F-5N Hellcat Nightfighter 1/48 Eduard

Up next: A6-E Intruder 1/48 Revell

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Posted by STFD637 on Friday, May 18, 2012 3:01 PM

Well.......we are rapidley approaching the start date and it looks like there will only be 3 of us????Tongue Tied Ce la Vi! I am fine with that. either way I will be building my Mako F-16 for the shelf. I am going to post to the AC forum to see if we might get some more interest. Keep me posted if you are interested still.

 

 

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Posted by Casper the Chihuahua on Friday, May 18, 2012 5:56 PM

Ok, so I've put some laybuy money down on the Tamiya 1/32 F16CJ Block 50 and I reckon I'll get it done by the end of the year!

Come on, people, lets build some Vipers! Cool

Cheers

On the bench: A-4F 1/32 Hasegawa

Just deployed: F6F-5N Hellcat Nightfighter 1/48 Eduard

Up next: A6-E Intruder 1/48 Revell

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Posted by Medicman71 on Saturday, May 19, 2012 12:36 PM

Yeah what's up with that?? Come on people!! You know you wanna build a Viper! How doesn't?

Got all the stuff for mine. I may or may not have started a little early (I couldn't help myself....honest!). Not to worry, I'm a slow builder.

 

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Posted by Thunderbolt379 on Saturday, May 19, 2012 7:12 PM

I'm definitely aboard, with resin seats and mask sets for my -CJ/50,

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Posted by Gregbbear on Sunday, May 20, 2012 9:12 PM

Medicman71

Oh it's no now!!!

I'll be doing a 1/48 Tamiya F-16C Blk 30 of the 149th FW ANG. It'll be in the 65th Anniversary markings. Here's a pic.

http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb288/Medicman71/CIMG2333-1.jpg

That is cool!  They're the local boys here.

I have little to no knowledge about the Viper, but I really would like to build one of the Lonestar Gunfighters myself seeing as they fly over my house all the time.  I have some decals, but unsure if either of my F-16C's would be appropriate.  Does anybody know if the 1/72 Italeri C/D Night Falcon would be right?  If not, how about the Hase 1/72 in "Wisconsin ANG" boxing?  I have the Caracal commemerative scheme decals, and a set of Superscales for the regular scheme.

Regardless, good luck with the GB.  I think it will pick up once you get going.  Cool stuff!

Cheers,

Greg

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Posted by Helo H-34 on Monday, May 21, 2012 1:51 AM

Hi Travis and Medicman71 ;

I dropped out of the first Viper GB and never finished the four 1/72 Hasegawa F-16's I started . I think their in one of the many stalled project storage box's under the stairs . I'm not too keen to go pulling a lot of stuff out to get to them at the moment , so instead I kindly ask if I can join again with an Academy 1/72  KF-16C of the Rupublic of Korea Air Force , which another Korean War GB modeller kindly traded me with some other stuff .

So if cross-over's are allowed , I'll go with the KF-16C

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Posted by Medicman71 on Monday, May 21, 2012 9:19 AM

Gregbbear

 Medicman71:

Oh it's no now!!!

I'll be doing a 1/48 Tamiya F-16C Blk 30 of the 149th FW ANG. It'll be in the 65th Anniversary markings. Here's a pic.

http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb288/Medicman71/CIMG2333-1.jpg

 

That is cool!  They're the local boys here.

I have little to no knowledge about the Viper, but I really would like to build one of the Lonestar Gunfighters myself seeing as they fly over my house all the time.  I have some decals, but unsure if either of my F-16C's would be appropriate.  Does anybody know if the 1/72 Italeri C/D Night Falcon would be right?  If not, how about the Hase 1/72 in "Wisconsin ANG" boxing?  I have the Caracal commemerative scheme decals, and a set of Superscales for the regular scheme.

Regardless, good luck with the GB.  I think it will pick up once you get going.  Cool stuff!

Cheers,

Greg

Hey Greg!

I'm originally from San Antonio myself. I took that pic at the Airshow at Randolph AFB last year.

I'm not sure if those kits are the right block for the SA Vipers. Are they Block 30 aircraft in the kits? If you need more info on it let me know and I can help you out. Still hope to see you in the Group Build.

 

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Posted by Medicman71 on Monday, May 21, 2012 9:20 AM

Helo H-34

Hi Travis and Medicman71 ;

I dropped out of the first Viper GB and never finished the four 1/72 Hasegawa F-16's I started . I think their in one of the many stalled project storage box's under the stairs . I'm not too keen to go pulling a lot of stuff out to get to them at the moment , so instead I kindly ask if I can join again with an Academy 1/72  KF-16C of the Rupublic of Korea Air Force , which another Korean War GB modeller kindly traded me with some other stuff .

http://i1082.photobucket.com/albums/j362/Helicopternut/0016-1.jpg

So if cross-over's are allowed , I'll go with the KF-16C

John .

I don't see why not. Have you started it? Not that I have a whole lot of room to talk. I've done a little on mine already.

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Posted by Gregbbear on Monday, May 21, 2012 10:51 AM

Medicman, does the block 30 have the bigger intake and different exhaust?  I think the Hase comes with that stuff but the Italeri doesn't.  For a block 30 D in 1/72, do you or anybody else have suggestions?

By your user name, I take it you are a paramedic.  That is cool.  I have been with the SAFD for 13 years, and got assigned to the EMS division last year.  I just graduated from Paramedic class April 4.  So far, I really like EMS.  I miss my old fire crew, but it was time to move up.  Funny that you used to live in SA.  I used to live in Galveston.

I would like to join, but I will probably spectate for a little while, so I can learn some about the Viper before I start building.

Cheers,

Greg

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Posted by Medicman71 on Monday, May 21, 2012 12:42 PM

Gregbbear

Medicman, does the block 30 have the bigger intake and different exhaust?  I think the Hase comes with that stuff but the Italeri doesn't.  For a block 30 D in 1/72, do you or anybody else have suggestions?

By your user name, I take it you are a paramedic.  That is cool.  I have been with the SAFD for 13 years, and got assigned to the EMS division last year.  I just graduated from Paramedic class April 4.  So far, I really like EMS.  I miss my old fire crew, but it was time to move up.  Funny that you used to live in SA.  I used to live in Galveston.

I would like to join, but I will probably spectate for a little while, so I can learn some about the Viper before I start building.

Cheers,

Greg

Hey Greg. I'm not a Paramedic, i'm an Intermediate. I'm planning on going soon though. Where'd ya go to Paramedic school? My dad is an EMS Coordinator for San Antonio College near downtown. LOL. Small world huh? I work for Cy-Fair VFD on the EMS side. All our EMS is paid.

As far as the kit goes, I'm not sure about those kits in 1/72 scale. The Block 30 is the big mouth intake with the GE Enigne (General Electric).

Here's a book that everyone should have for the Viper. http://www.reidairpublishing.com/index.html

I have several of these books and they're THE book to get for building the Viper, Super Hornet, Etc. Also the modeling website Zone-5.net is a great place for all kinds of aircraft modeling.

http://zone-five.net/index.php

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Posted by Medicman71 on Monday, May 21, 2012 12:47 PM

To everyone in the GB, here's a link to the Viper FAQ section on Zone-5.net. Anything and everything that you could possibly want to know about the F-16 and all the different blocks.

http://zone-five.net/showthread.php?t=231

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Posted by maverickut on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 6:02 PM

I'm in.  I have an old 1/72 Revell F-16A I want to do as the first operational F-16 (78-0001).

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Posted by Medicman71 on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 8:16 PM

Welcome Maverickut. That'll be a cool build. Looking forward to seeing it.

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Posted by STFD637 on Wednesday, May 23, 2012 10:52 AM

Medicman: Thanks for the help!!! Last time I was on here we were still one page!!! WOW. Glad to see more interest!

Gregg: SAFD HUH? Nice!!! I came a hair away from going to DFD!!! I really wanted to be there...nice department. Unfortunatley our public ed and safety programs have put us (for the most part) out of the fire business. 90% of my calls are medical here in FLA! We do have a big appartment complex that we have all been waiting to "go up" and have recently been running electrical fires in the walls! Glad to have you in the build!

On the Block 30 note: I have a Monograme 1/72 that I got off ebay after many attempts that comes with the different intakes. I don't think Hasegawa has it, unless there is a "specialized Block 30" out there.  I thought I had all the variants in the stash at this point!!!!Stick out tongue

I am looking forward to getting this thing going.

 

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Posted by STFD637 on Thursday, May 24, 2012 10:59 AM

Hey all!

I updated the front page and have added the reported builds. If I left anyone out just drop me a line.

Helo34: No problem and Welcome Sign. I didn't get to my F-16N on that build either!

Gregg: Sorry, I wasn't sure which kit you were planning to build. Just let me know and I will add you to the front page!

Only a few more days before we start. Very excited. I haven't sat at the bench in over a month.....mainly cause of the body work I need to finish on my "Kate" torpedo bomber for the Pearl Harbor GB! Have I mentioned I amd scared of NMF!!!!!!

 

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Posted by Medicman71 on Thursday, May 24, 2012 11:52 AM

You and me both. I don't think i'll ever get to a NMF aircraft any time soon.

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Posted by Casper the Chihuahua on Thursday, May 24, 2012 4:41 PM

I think I got left off..Oops

I've put some money down on the the Tammy Block 50 in 1/32 and have ordered some Eduard sets to spruce up the office, exterior and the ejector seat. Staying away from resin for the moment.

Cheers

On the bench: A-4F 1/32 Hasegawa

Just deployed: F6F-5N Hellcat Nightfighter 1/48 Eduard

Up next: A6-E Intruder 1/48 Revell

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Posted by blkhwkmatt on Friday, May 25, 2012 12:15 AM

I'd love to join in on this.  I'll be building the 1/48th tamiya F-16C 25/32, not decided on the markings just yet, but just picked up an AM decal set over on squadron.  Looking forward to getting this going!!!!

Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum videtur!!! - Anything said in Latin sounds profound!

 

 

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Posted by Medicman71 on Friday, May 25, 2012 8:33 AM

blkhwkmatt

I'd love to join in on this.  I'll be building the 1/48th tamiya F-16C 25/32, not decided on the markings just yet, but just picked up an AM decal set over on squadron.  Looking forward to getting this going!!!!

@Casper- Opps. I'm sure he'll add you next time he gets on.

@Blkhwkmatt- Welcome to the GB. You want decals for your Viper. Check these out!!

http://www.afterburnerdecals.com/default.asp

There's some really great Viper decals there. I've used them and they're the best.

 

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Posted by STFD637 on Saturday, May 26, 2012 12:17 PM

Ok, I updated the Main page and Casper and BlackHawk are there. Thanks again.

Thought I would just share a Picture of the markings I am going with. Can't wait to get this together!!! I think they are the coolest colors and Marking I have seen on a modern jet. IMHO

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Posted by Medicman71 on Saturday, May 26, 2012 5:12 PM

STFD637

Ok, I updated the Main page and Casper and BlackHawk are there. Thanks again.

Thought I would just share a Picture of the markings I am going with. Can't wait to get this together!!! I think they are the coolest colors and Marking I have seen on a modern jet. IMHO

http://i736.photobucket.com/albums/xx4/fyreater637/models087-1.jpg

 

Very cool. Can't wait to see it built.

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Posted by STFD637 on Friday, June 1, 2012 12:25 PM

OK!!!!!!!! Get your electric generators out and running. Begin building anytime. Can't wait to see all the WIPs! Good luck to all. Have fun!

 

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Posted by Medicman71 on Friday, June 1, 2012 1:47 PM

YES!!!! Ok here's my stuff.

 

 

 

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Posted by Medicman71 on Friday, June 1, 2012 1:48 PM

 

 

 

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Posted by Medicman71 on Friday, June 1, 2012 1:55 PM

 

I've started a few minor things. Starting on the intake and adding the Aires wheelbays. This stuff looks awesome but they're a pain in the butt to install.

 

 

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