F-16 Belgian solo display
Going back to air show since a very long time, i was impressed during september 2014 at Kleine Brogel (Belgium) by a strong F16 solo display. This good souvenir led me to build this model from the Kinetic Model Nato Viper box. at 1/48 scale.
In spite of very thick and badly thought sprue parts, by forgetting some errors of numbering, i can say this kit offers an acceptable value for money, even if in my case, for this exhibition aircraft, i didn't need all the numerous weapons supplied in the box. The kit was completed by Eduard EP set (49481) and scratch elements were used in gear wells.
Reproduce such a fine and complicated aircraft painting/markings request stencils and excellent decals, which were provided by Syhart Decals.
A interesting documentation about this Belgian Air Force aircraft (flying 2012 -> 2014) is available on Flying zone, where you can find story of pilot, team, jet and painting operations. See http://www.flying-zone.be/reportages/2012/2_rep_2012_F16Demo.php
Further to a big problem with the canopy (due to my clumsiness), I want to thank Lucky Models who sent me a new one from Hong-Kong, it's important to notice their efficient assistance. Last but not least, it fell then to me to print (inkjet) the canopy pilot's name on transparent blank decals.
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Beautifully done, Christian (my son's name, by the way)...a truly unique one-of-a-kind example. I really like the way this turned out - despite the few 'troubles' encountered. Very nice build. Well done, sir.
Thank you Craig, happy you appreciate it !
An absolute stunning F-16. You did an amazing job. Well done!
Great! Loved the painting nozzles
Christian, I've always heard that the Belgian solo demonstrator put on a wonderful show. I once saw a picture of an F-84F solo of theirs at real low level. I was impressed. Orange and white stripes on the wings and tail.
Beautiful scheme and interpretation of it by you. Well done!
Thnk you Bernard.
Maybe the F-84F you mention was flown by Cpt José Marette ?
I see a picture here : https://elpoderdelasgalaxias.wordpress.com/2015/06/29/republic-f-84f-thunderstreak-dancin-with-the-ugliest-ii/
Yeah, Christian! That's the one! One of the best photos I've ever seen! Talk about your hair on fire! Thanks for finding it for me.
Great build Christian! Fantastic colour scheme.
Outstanding! Great work all the way around, and a very colorful choice of livery.
Great Job. Nice to see this exceptional version of the F 16.
It's a pity that the panel-lines of the kit are a bit exaggerated.
Thank you Hans.
Panel lines :if you mean the plastic kit itself, it's the case of many manufacturers today ; if you speak of my weathering enhancements, i tried to make it as soft as possible...
One beautiful aircraft.
Nice work Christian, I like the partially hidden National insignia in the tail scheme design. Nice work, looks like a nice kit !
WOW WOW now that looks way to awesome !
Than you all for comments and appreciations!
Very cool looking aircraft, beautifully turned out here.
Thank you very much George !
Hello Christian, Masterpiece.
Thank you Dirk !