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would like to build a 1/48 f-16 block 42

Unread postPosted: 14 Dec 2011, 22:05
by steelerpride2006
hello all, im new here. i would like to build a f-16 block 42. i am hoping that some of u out there can help me figure out which kits i need to buy. i would prefer tamiya kits. i am from ohio and we have a guard base here that have block 42 jets. would like to build one. thx all jeff

RE: would like to build a 1/48 f-16 block 42

Unread postPosted: 19 Dec 2011, 05:54
by jmreed76
I'd choose Tamiya's F-16C/N boxing
You get the heavy gear option + Bulged gear doors
The WAR hud is also included in the kit to build a Blk 42
The only problem with the C/N kit is the fact that it lacks GBUs "You can purchase the Hasegawa weapons sets to complete the loadout"
I'd also look into using Cross Delta stiffener plates "these are excellent"
Hope this helps?


RE: would like to build a 1/48 f-16 block 42

Unread postPosted: 19 Dec 2011, 19:52
by steelerpride2006
thanx mike, will help out alot

Unread postPosted: 20 Dec 2011, 03:05
by jmreed76
No problem Jeff!

Another route that you could take, Would be to buy the Tamiya F-16 ANG Blk 25/32 boxing "This way you get the GBU-12s And the LITENING II Targeting pod, Then find someone who will trade for the landing gear and the WAR hud
I built my last Tamiya C/N kit as an In flight build Blk 30 "As will be done for my next few 48 scale Viper builds!"

Take a look!

I have alot of extra parts. So if you need anything, Email me at And I'll send them to you!

Good luck with your build!

Mike. Link to my photobucket With a couple of other builds

Unread postPosted: 23 Dec 2011, 00:43
by steelerpride2006
mike awesome build i really like the shading, im still learning how to do stuff like that so any info would be great. thank u for the info, i was on spruebrothers and they have alot cool things on there for a possible block 42. do u know anything about wolfpack products

Unread postPosted: 23 Dec 2011, 01:02
by jmreed76
Thanks alot Jeff!

I use some of Wolfpack's products. Their LITENING pod is pretty sweet! Are you referring to their Blk 40/42 upgrade set? I haven't used that set yet....Curious whats inside the little box myself! I know that you get the WAR hud with it though.
Thanks again Jeff and if you need anything let me know buddy!


Unread postPosted: 23 Dec 2011, 03:43
by That_Engine_Guy
Remember that Toledo ANG's Block 42s aren't standard issue engines. (PW-220)

ANG upgraded it's Block 42s (Toledo/Tulsa) with PW-229s.

The PW-229 uses carbon-fiber external nozzle segments (aka - Turkey Feathers) and have different flame-holder and augmentor spray manifolds.

The original PW-220 used titanium alloy external nozzle segments.

When you get to painting or detailing your engine nozzle; use Block 52 photos and/or detail kits.


Unread postPosted: 23 Dec 2011, 05:13
by jmreed76
Hey Jeff, I meant to pass this link along to ya! There is plenty of info here on the various Blks of F-16s "Maybe this will answer some of your questions?"


Unread postPosted: 27 Jan 2012, 04:48
by jaws

kit: Tamiya C/N has all the parts for block 42
decals: Afterburner Decals best out there
reference pictures: Jake Melampy; been on a shoot with him, best day ever
Toledo hints: all are -229 powered (replicate nozzle by painting rubber or black, or use carbon fiber decals), all have BLOS antenna except D-model, all have fairly fresh paint jobs and are kept clean

PM me if you need anything else, I have hundreds of reference pictures of their jets


Unread postPosted: 12 Feb 2012, 19:45
by steelerpride2006 do I find reference pictures of there jets.

Unread postPosted: 28 Oct 2013, 12:11
by brett309
This is one of the best models .That rc jet model really shows the amount of time you spent on making and turned this to be a beautiful model. That is closer to the real thing than any of the other models .