Academy 1-48 scale F-16A/C with Two Bobs Decals
April 4, 2016 in Aviation
Started this one in January as a hedge against the missing parts in the Kinetic Sufa,(which showed up too late for the deadline) and the unavailability of the Skunkworks F-16XL. Cheap, quick, cool markings. Turned out to be very cheap. The decals were horrid, more like armor plate than decals, detail was absent, although it had a cool pilot figure. Then the F-16XL arrived, and I dove into that one, with the results as already seen. I then decided to find a set of decals for this kit, and discovered the Two Bobs set for an Italian special markings F-16C. It required a small amount of re-painting, and then careful work with the relatively delicate replacement markings. I like the finished look, even though there are some glaring errors, if you know enough about F-16s to notice, or even care. All build work is O.O.B., and the colours are by Testors Model Master enamel, and Tamiya Acrylic. I Dullcoted it before I remembered to add a panel wash, so the finish is old school, even for me. Canopy was dipped in my yellow/gold tinted Future. I hope you like it, and please be gentle.
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