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Chilean Air Force F-16

This is F-16 represents the 2-seater version that was sold to Chile as part of the Peace Puma program. I built it from the Academy F-16I Sufa kit. It’s a really nice kit that goes together well and fairly easily. It has some things going for it over the over-engineered Tamiya kit. I used many photographic references for it and I think it turned out pretty well. I used Eduard photo-etched seat belts and an Aires Exhaust nozzle. The landing parachute was made using Sculpy and some spare brass. I added some hydraulic lines and a few other details, but that’s about it. I built it because I really like the paint scheme. It, too was in FSM.

By the way, that’s the Tamiya engine.

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15 responses to Chilean Air Force F-16

  1. Beautifully done, and you’re right – a great scheme! I’ve got a 1/72 Sufa kit that I plan on building as a Sufa, but now I’m thinking I want to get another and match your work here! What colors did you use for the camo scheme?

    By the way – your photography is great also, but would love to see more pics – better reference material! Yes – I “steal” most of my good ideas from the work of other/better modelers!! (sincerest form of flattery…?)

  2. Really nice work, George. Is that brake ‘chute always uncovered like that – even while in flight – on the ‘real’ thing?

  3. WOW, George. A few superlatives off the top of my head: exquisite, elegant, magnificent, superb.

  4. Great articles from you in the past days, George.
    From all that superb modelling, this is my favourite. Such a cool subject and the modelling shows some heart and soul.

  5. Awesome F16 again mate. Very very impressive. It’s quite a rare choice of air force marking but one which will make it stand out from the crowd. I agree with you on the camo, really cool!

  6. Hello George,
    Very impressive Falcon. Indeed, the paint scheme is very interesting.
    The finish of the model is a master piece.

  7. I should built in next weeks the F16A from Kinetic models (1/48). I’m hoping such fantastic result, despite the fact it’s my first modern jet kit… Good and discrete paint scheme, love it.

  8. One of our Peace Pumas!

    There are specially designed paints for this kit, in the K4 catalog:

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