Hey folks, back again:
It’s odd but until recently I’d not built an F-16 in any scale for over twenty years, now there’s two in my cabinet ! – the other is an Italeri ‘B’
This is Tamiya’s 1:48 F-16C-50, not quite a ‘shake’n bake’ as some thought and attention to the construction sequence is definitely needed. That said all fits very well as we’ve come to expect… well except the decals – mine shattered into atom-sized pieces as soon as they hit the water, but I was only ever going to use the stencils for the drop tanks. I found some spare in the stash so just got on with it. Eduard Zoom set was a delight to fit and makes a shed-load of difference in my opinion. The decals are a mixture of old Superscale and Afterburner – never used them before, they’re bl**dy superb !
Faded and battered paint is not typical for a ‘Wing King’ but I’ve chosen to show this aircraft soon after it’s operational deployment to Iraq & Afghanistan, not sure about the historical provenance but I really like the way it looks – hope folks here do too.
Next I’ll be finishing an IL2, then… who knows… Feel free to hurl abuse, comment or ask a question.
Best from NZ.
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