Kinetic 1/48 scale
by Remi Schackmann
Czech Model's 1/32 F-80C Shooting Star is available online from Squadron.com
This is my first build for this new year.
I start this model two month ago for a friend that he wished a F-16.
He wanted a "color" F-16. I proposed him a NSAWC adversary with its brown camo. He loved it immediately but wanted a F-16 with all hardpoint points with a charge.
Not realistic for a NSAWC F-16 but sometimes we build a model for the pleasure not always for sticking with the reality.
Kinetic provides a F-16 with this scheme. In same box we can make a F-16A or F-16B but unfortunely, the decals permit only a A model in brown camo. The B is only in blue an gray scheme!
I decide to use the A serial. After all this plane is not "a realistic" plane with their armements
I add some minor improvement to this box:
Contrary the other Kinetic F-16 box, the adversary box have only few armements. They are only two GBU-12 and I need 4. I take their from a Hasegawa armement set.
The build is not very difficult. The main problem is the cockip that it was too thick. I've saw too late when I have already painting it. Sanding the base is delicat when it is painting
I use Gunze paint for the camo:
For the light brown FS30279 I use a mix at 50% H310 50% H11
For the brown FS30219 I use the H310
For the dark brown FS30140 I use 60% H37 40% H31
The exhaust nozzle is painted with Alcad (Aluminium, White Aluminium, Exhaust Manifold and Hotmetal Violet. Yes the hotmetal violet is not the best color for F-16 exhaust. Hotmetal blue is a more valuable choice but it was not in my stock )
And it's all to obtain a sympathic F-16.
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