Tamiya 1/32 Taco 87-0310

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Unread post12 Jul 2006, 07:14

Holy Crap!! I almost forgot I was building a model. Well, I'm back home and done with TDYs for awhile. I'll get some more done and update. Yes, this was an old 522nd jet. It became our wing king in June 2003 as it was the first jet we accepted from Cannon during our transition from Block 40s.
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Unread post23 Jul 2006, 05:37

Ok guys, here it is as promised. I got the eng bay and engine done. Keep in mind that I'm building this with the engine installed, so not a lot of detail was put into it. Mostly slap together and paint. Hope ya'll enjoy. Criticism welcome.
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engbay1.JPG
engbay2.JPG
the eng bay with ceiling attached
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F-16C/D Block 30/40 NMANG
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Unread post23 Jul 2006, 05:41

And now the engine. Since only the lower forward section will be seen through the access panels, this was the only section to receive parts and paint. Real quick build as not a lot of it will be seen. And for you nit-pickers, yes I know that the engine is not that silver in real life. I did this mainly for contrast and I know that probably most people that see this have never seen a GE in real life and won't know the difference.
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eng1.JPG
underneath shot
eng2.JPG
lower left side
eng3.JPG
lower right side
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Unread post23 Jul 2006, 05:45

Here is a couple from the rear. Paint is applied but not a wash. This will be done later to weather the conv/dive seals.
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rear view
eng5.JPG
rear view
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Unread post23 Jul 2006, 05:52

And finally some of the eng temp installed to give you an idea of what the access panels will look like.
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eng6.JPG
left side
eng7.JPG
right side
eng8.JPG
underneath view
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Unread post27 Jul 2006, 17:16

I am impressed but you guys have far too much time on your hands...you need to get out more...but Damn...nice work! :-)
More than likely have "been there and done that at some point", it sure keeps you young if done correctly
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Unread post27 Jul 2006, 17:17

I am impressed but you guys have far too much time on your hands...you need to get out more...but Damn...nice work! :-)
More than likely have "been there and done that at some point", it sure keeps you young if done correctly
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Unread post04 Aug 2006, 14:57

Great job so far Taco !! Keep up the good work ..

Hey is " Malph " still out there flying with the unit ?

RJ
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Unread post08 Sep 2006, 14:31

Hey man, very nice work :thumb:
You've rigorously hands.

Off topic: Can I upload some photos of other planes than F-16/22/35 only?
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Unread post04 May 2007, 11:10

LIke what others were you thinking of?
Do your homework, Tiger!
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Unread post29 Jul 2007, 11:36

Habu wrote:LIke what others were you thinking of?


I've decided to upload my pic at www.fighterops.com/forum and try to search topic called "Some models for you:)".
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Unread post11 Aug 2007, 02:24

Hi,
WOW, That is awesome i don't have any critisim to give you unless you cout It is awesome.
Keep Soaring High
Parkeran2 8)
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Unread post13 Aug 2007, 22:01

NICE WORK, BUT IT STILL LOOKED BETTER AS THE 522ND FLAGSHIP
NOT SOME TACO SCHMACO WING KING HA HA
If it aint broke dont fix it, and yes Sir its supposed to leak like that ;)
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Unread post19 Aug 2007, 06:04

I agree. It's been one of the biggest piles we have. I think I am going to change it to 86-0350. The only reason I was going to do 310 was because I was the ADCC on it a few years back. I have been the DCC for 350 for awhile now and it proves to be a much better jet.
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Unread post27 Aug 2007, 21:54

my favorite birds were your block 40's when they came to Aviano in 97ish . we got called into work on weekend duty to help gen up your birds for some kind of crapola going on. plus some "sensitive" member of the 31st FW tried to file a EEO suit because the side of your jets said "tacos"
If it aint broke dont fix it, and yes Sir its supposed to leak like that ;)
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