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George V Guimaraes
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Tamiya 1/48 USAF F-16 CJ

October 26, 2019 · in Aviation · · 10 · 2.9K


Just finished this project. A really nice kit, even though not without a few issues. I mean, being a I would never expect so many pin marks. And they're everywhere. Some easily removed, some simply impossible to do so. And some I've just noticed after start painting. For instance, the canopy frame had no less than eight of them; easy to remove, but still...
Regarding engineering, with the sole exception of the air intake lip, which is a really poor fit (too wide), requiring lots of sanding and scribing in a very detailed area, everything else went smooth.

I've used only PE and masks. Hope you'll enjoy!



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10 responses

  1. Outstanding paint work and finish!

  2. Looks perfect from here, congratulations for a remarkable F-16

  3. Great build, I also like the hangar in the background! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Absolutely beautiful in every respect, particularly the weathering. I also think your hangar is fantastic, so the whole project is presented to maximum effect. Top marks George!

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