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Unread postPosted: 12 Jul 2006, 07:14
by Taco44
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.

Unread postPosted: 23 Jul 2006, 05:37
by Taco44
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.

Unread postPosted: 23 Jul 2006, 05:41
by Taco44
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.

Unread postPosted: 23 Jul 2006, 05:45
by Taco44
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.

Unread postPosted: 23 Jul 2006, 05:52
by Taco44
And finally some of the eng temp installed to give you an idea of what the access panels will look like.

Unread postPosted: 27 Jul 2006, 17:16
by Meathook
I am impressed but you guys have far too much time on your hands...you need to get out more...but Damn...nice work! :-)

Unread postPosted: 27 Jul 2006, 17:17
by Meathook
I am impressed but you guys have far too much time on your hands...you need to get out more...but Damn...nice work! :-)

Unread postPosted: 04 Aug 2006, 14:57
by rhinophan99
Great job so far Taco !! Keep up the good work ..

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

RJ

Unread postPosted: 08 Sep 2006, 14:31
by f-18hornet
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?

Unread postPosted: 04 May 2007, 11:10
by Habu
LIke what others were you thinking of?

Unread postPosted: 29 Jul 2007, 11:36
by f-18hornet
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:)".

Unread postPosted: 11 Aug 2007, 02:24
by Parkeran2
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)

Unread postPosted: 13 Aug 2007, 22:01
by ghettobird
NICE WORK, BUT IT STILL LOOKED BETTER AS THE 522ND FLAGSHIP
NOT SOME TACO SCHMACO WING KING HA HA

Unread postPosted: 19 Aug 2007, 06:04
by Taco44
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.

Unread postPosted: 27 Aug 2007, 21:54
by ghettobird
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"