F-16B Belgian AF Airfi 1/72

Unread postPosted: 27 Aug 2007, 20:21
by Azgaron
Meanwhile I've been waiting for colors to arrive, and the GB at ARC to start, I've started this kit. I came with the Airfix 100 years of flight box, and I intend to build it OOB.

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I also been working with the pilots, but I haven't decided if I'm going to use them or not. If not I have to make some belts.

Azgaron

Unread postPosted: 06 Oct 2007, 15:45
by Azgaron
Haven't been able to build anything on this for a while, but now it's progressing again :)

I painted the teacher and student helmets in different colors.

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And a pic with both pilots.

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Comments are welcome!

Azgaron

Unread postPosted: 08 Oct 2007, 06:24
by Azgaron
Now I've glued the cockpit and fuselage together.

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The pilots couldn't stand the pressure so they bailed out :)

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Have been doing some filling and sanding, and after mounting the wings I guess there will be more filling and sanding.

Azgaron

Unread postPosted: 11 Oct 2007, 14:01
by ACMIguy
Nice work Azgaron
This kit looks a lot like the Hasagawa kits. I can't tell if the outside detail is the same but the part layout looks like it. Have you noticed that too?

Unread postPosted: 11 Oct 2007, 16:07
by Azgaron
Thanks!

Sorry, I don't have anything to compare with, so I can't tell.
Have done a little progress, here's a pic.

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I did some puttying and sanding too, as well as assembling the drop tanks and missiles.
Are there different colors for the missiles on training a/c's?

Azgaron

Unread postPosted: 12 Oct 2007, 15:19
by ACMIguy
CATM AIM 9 depending on unit and AF may be all blue, but all the ones I've loaded were gray with blue bands.
CATM 120 are gray with blue bands.
CATM AGM 65 are sometimes green, gray or older AGM 65A white.
On most CATM 65 the guidance fins were removed too.
All CATM 88's I've loaded were white.
These are US missiles so Belgian may be different.
I found one picture with multi national F-16's you can see how they had theirs on these early models.

Unread postPosted: 13 Oct 2007, 16:40
by Azgaron
Thanks for the very illuminating answer and very nice pics!
I don't know if it's apply-able on Belgian a/c's but I think I'll do according to your information, and in any case I can always call it artistic license :)

Azgaron

Unread postPosted: 15 Oct 2007, 17:33
by ACMIguy
You may want to contact Henrik on the f-16.net forum, he seems to have a lot of info on all the jets and the loads.

Unread postPosted: 15 Oct 2007, 21:24
by Azgaron
Thanks, I might just do that!


Azgaron

Unread postPosted: 16 Oct 2007, 08:33
by Azgaron
Some more progress pics!

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Dry fitted pilots and cockpit. I think I'll glue them in place to avoid wear to the cockpit.
Although it might not show on the pic, the wheel bays and intake needs another coat of white.

Azgaron

Unread postPosted: 18 Oct 2007, 18:01
by Azgaron
Some more progress!

Painted the underside in Hu127.

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Noticed that I missed a little and have to redo some filling. :)

The exhaust!

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Needs a little touch up too.

I masked the canopy, painted the frame black and then I did some more masking and painted grey.

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I'll fix the excess black later, now I need the canopy to protect the cockpit while handling the plane.

Azgaron

Unread postPosted: 21 Oct 2007, 19:41
by Azgaron
Painted some of the loadout too!

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I'll modify the Sidewinders something like this


Azgaron

Unread postPosted: 22 Oct 2007, 07:33
by Habu
Just remember to clip off the rear fins on the CATM-65s. Most captive rounds don't have them.

Unread postPosted: 22 Oct 2007, 14:08
by Azgaron
Thanks for the tip!


Azgaron

Unread postPosted: 07 Dec 2007, 23:58
by Azgaron
Well it's been a while since last time. I've borrowed an airbrush, and decided to practice some on this kit.

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I think it turned out rather well, although it may need another layer to look good.

Cheers,

Azgaron

Unread postPosted: 08 Dec 2007, 00:40
by Habu
what airbrush did you borrow? Looking good.

Unread postPosted: 08 Dec 2007, 13:42
by Azgaron
Thanks!

I borrowed an Evolution Silverline with adjustable pressure and trigger stop, and an silent (refrigerator) compressor. Expensive stuff, so I almost always a bit nervous that I'll break something :)
Nice airbrush, and I want one myself bad!
So far Humbrol has worked best, and I'm still having problems with acrylics clogging the nozzle or splatting.

Azgaron

Unread postPosted: 08 Dec 2007, 22:39
by Habu
Good good, glad you didn't use an Aztek or something :-P

Unread postPosted: 09 Dec 2007, 09:55
by Azgaron
Me too! :)
I've heard about it, and I know some like it, but I also heard about the problems with it, and after trying an Evo, I don't think I'd settle for less.

Azgaron

Unread postPosted: 14 Dec 2007, 08:47
by Azgaron
Demasking time! :)

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And top side!

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It turned out better than I thought :)
Now I'll mask and paint the radome, and do some touch ups.

Azgaron

Unread postPosted: 04 Feb 2008, 01:20
by JochemP
Looking great Azgaron, Good work.

Unread postPosted: 09 Feb 2008, 23:44
by Azgaron
Thanks Jochem!

Cheers,

Azgaron

Unread postPosted: 08 Nov 2013, 12:16
by brett309
Nice Work Done.That rc jet model really shows the amount of time spent on making and turned this to be a beautiful model. That is closer to the real thing than any of the other models .