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1/72 General Dynamics F-16C 86-0269 “WA” from the 57th Wg in “Blizzard” camouflage

December 14, 2014 in Aviation

This is the Academy kit, built using the Two Bobs decal sheet (72-100 from memory). It’s a nice kit in terms of detail, but is a bit of a pain to build. I modified the intake shape by adding a triangle of plastic card to the splitter, as well as using a Master nose probe, Quickboost seats and etched steel reinforcement plates (can’t remember who they came from though unfortunately).

The color scheme was replicated using masking tape – I had obtained a set of Gator masks but they were two-dimensional and didn’t fit, so I resorted to hand-cutting the appropriate shapes.

All in all, reasonably pleased, although it fought me most of the way!

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13 responses to 1/72 General Dynamics F-16C 86-0269 “WA” from the 57th Wg in “Blizzard” camouflage

  1. An excellent masking job, Chris….came out really well (especially in 72nd scale).

  2. Great masking job there Chris, i like it a lot mate.

  3. Stand out colors on this one Chris. Your photography is top notch also.

  4. Nice clean build.

  5. Thanks all. I’ve done some post editing on the pics as they were a little washed out…

  6. I love that camouflage mate! Very cool build!

  7. GREAT ! I love your paint !

  8. A great looking build, Chris. As said above me, your masking job is outstanding.

  9. Maybe it fought you all the way, Chris, but you definitely won! Fantastic paint job really makes it stand out.

  10. Nice clean build Chris, interesting well done paint scheme.

  11. Chris, this is excellent in this small scale. Great details.

  12. I an loving this Chris. Beautiful model. There is a Baja bug driving around Southern California with this paint scheme. It really looks cool. But not as nice as your build. Worth all the effort. Thanks for posting.
    California Steve

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