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Richard Bungay
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1/48 USAF F-16C - Tamiya

March 15, 2023 · in Aviation · 12 · 0.8K

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Nikon D7500; Focus Stacking using Helicon Focus; Editing using LightRoom

Tamiya No. 101

Topside - Tamiya AS-27 Gunship Grey (decanted and airbrushed)
Bottom - Tamiya AS-28 Medium Grey (decanted and airbrushed)
Missiles and external Tanks - Tamiya AS-26 Light Ghost Grey (decanted and airbrushed)
Cockpit - AK RC289 RAF Medium Sea Grey
Nose cone - AK R057 Dark Grey

This is one of the best kits I’ve ever built. It goes together without any problems. The trickiest part of building any F-16 is painting around the air intake. This is a challenge due to the sandpaper effect caused by air vorticies where many complex shapes converge. Luckily, the intake is separate assembly in this kit which I did not attach until after painting. The fit of this assembly is so perfect, it barely needs any glue and the result is seamless.

Thanks for looking,


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12 responses

  1. Nice looking Air Guard Viper!

  2. Beautiful build, thanks for sharing! Looking forward to seeing more of your work!

  3. Amazing result, Richard!

  4. Really great result, Richard @rbungay

  5. Well done, Richard! I agree, the Tamiya F-16 is top-notch quality and detail. Your paint schema and photography are fantastic!

  6. Nicely done! Beautifully done.

  7. Nice Viper Richard lovely build 👍

  8. Great build of this classic kit.

  9. Hi:
    Went to see your other work. My God man! The Ferrari's are amazing! And the B-52? Damn! Really sweet work...

  10. Thank you to everyone!

  11. Thanks for the inspiration Richard!

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