F16CJ Block 50
December 6, 2013 in Aviation
This is the Tamiya 1:32 kit (Block 50), used in the second Gulf war I believe, and has been a work in progress for some time. This is also the first airplane I have built since I was a kid, and indeed a learning curve.
My original attempt was turned rather cloudy due to my naivety of assuming that Humbrol clear actually dried clear instead of ‘milk’.
Then the next ‘opportunity’ occurred when I also assumed that Humbrol Decal fix actually fixed decals. However this was not the case. It actually wrinkles them up and bleaches your varnish!
However with the help and advice from you guys I got there in the end. Also I promised that I would give Gavin from emodels.com a mention for tracking down the replacement decals from Japan. Cheers for that mate! They are a great company to use and good for obtaining rather random items!
Apart from that kerfuffle the kit built very well. The fit of the main aircraft was flawless, not a gap in sight, and there is excellent attention to detail on Tamiya’s behalf. It’s not the cheapest one on the market, but you can definitely see why upon opening the box!
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