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Unread post02 May 2008, 17:53

Here's my first Viper. It had met some unfortunate mishaps as it was being assembled, painted and beyond. Hope you guys like it. :?
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Unread post02 May 2008, 21:13

Welcome, Thanks for sharing from Philippines.

Good work mate, can you share a little 'bout the model and the assembly process? We can always learn something.

Just for the fun of it :crazypilot:

Keep those vipers coming.
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Unread post03 May 2008, 00:19

JochemP wrote:Welcome, Thanks for sharing from Philippines.

Good work mate, can you share a little 'bout the model and the assembly process? We can always learn something.

Just for the fun of it :crazypilot:

Keep those vipers coming.


Okey JochemP :)
I love doing what-ifs, it pushed my creativity to meet what I really like to do. This model was based on the scenario that the Philippines became a state of the US and has its own ANG. Its proximity to potential hotspots made it a priority and that is why it was equipped with the latest Vipers. However, instead of entrusting the new Vipers to ordinary PhAF pilots (most or some of whom just use the experience to fly for the big airlines) used the Israeli way of recruiting pilots from the best female college students. That is why the name of the fictional wing was "Strikerbabes of SPUQC" (St. Paul University of Quezon City) and its wing tail art is a uniformed student. :)

The subject aircraft is the 91-0352. According to the story, it was turned over by the 52nd Fighter Wing (when it converted to F-22 Raptors) to the Philippine Air National Guard's 25th Fighter Wing and was flown by the Wing Executive Officer MAJ CARMINA ECHEVARRIA and its crew chief was SSg Marvin R Jurane. Unit markings were applied such as the tail art and wing name, but the falcon behind the canopy was retained. The pilot was wearing tan cover-alls that means the aircraft serves in Iraq. The aircraft serial number was relocated to the ventral fin (?). The wing has three Viper squadrons as represented by the tail bands red, yellow and yellow tiger. :wink:

I'ved followed every tip from you, Habu and the other guys both in this and in the ARC forum. I started with the air intake halves in order to eliminate as much seam as I can. Its basically out of the box. But I'm in doubt about the location of its ALE-50 (because its mounted on Station 2). I used an unusual load out with the Harm on Station 3 and Maverick on Station 7 http://www.f-16.net/gallery_item99661.html . I preshaded it and used both Tamiya XF-24 Dark Grey and XF-57 (?) Neutral Grey as camo paint. I was also inspired by ANG Vipers specially Jake Melampy's pics on the ANG Comanders' Conference that is why I used a red tail and my friends made me decal for the tail art and other personal decal preferences. Finally coated it with Future and Grumbacher. :wink:

I later realized that instead of using Neutral Grey, which was dark based on pix of Vipers bathing in the sun, XF-19 Sky Grey would have been a better choice. This is why I called my Viper as Strike Viper (just as the Strike Eagle is darker than the ordinary Eagle). :beer:
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Unread post03 May 2008, 05:42

Way to go for Maj. Carmina Echeverria, wow... let's say it faster... Echeverria! hahaha
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Unread post07 May 2008, 16:15

Next up, ANG Vipers (30 MCID and 52). Must have the Afterburners' ANG Wing Kings Decal. :roll:
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Unread post28 May 2008, 16:56

rickster25 wrote:Next up, ANG Vipers (30 MCID and 52). Must have the Afterburners' ANG Wing Kings Decal. :roll:


I'm currently working on the California ANG Black-Tail Viper. I still don't have the fund to procure the decal sheet. As for my blocks 52 and 30, they'll accompany my first Viper as what-if Philippine ANG wing king birds. :?
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Unread post21 Sep 2008, 14:43

it's been a long time... :?
here's my latest work...another what-if...a F-16CG Block 42 fitted with Wolfpack's Dragchute Housing Set. Hope you guys like it... :?

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Unread post17 Nov 2008, 21:00

here's the latest pic of my F-16C-42...
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Unread post18 Nov 2008, 03:55

Nice.

If I was doing a pre-flight, when I got to the tail, I be hard pressed to finish the walk-around, let alone strap it on and fly. :D

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Unread post14 Dec 2008, 06:59

here's my latest Viper, a Fulcrum Aggressor 86-0271 from the 64th AS in 1989...
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Unread post29 Jun 2009, 08:47

here's my latest Viper and my first 1/32 Tamiya F-16CJ. I just added some wirings and plumbings into the wheel wells, but basically out-of-the box. Met disaster on the air inlet trunk that forced me to make an FOD cover.
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Thanks to Henrik and Habu. :cheers:

another 1/32nd Viper to follow.
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Unread post29 Jun 2009, 19:41

Hey buddy!!

That´s a SASSY looking Viper, my friend - super build!!!!

Greetings,

Henrik.
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Unread post13 Jul 2009, 12:04

Henrik wrote:Hey buddy!!

That´s a SASSY looking Viper, my friend - super build!!!!

Greetings,

Henrik.

Thanks Henrik! :cheers:
Here are some better pics...
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Unread post28 Sep 2010, 04:19

Afetr morethan a year of absence...here's my latest Viper builds... :)

1/48 Tamiya F-16C-30 Arctic Aggressor
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1/48 Hasegawa F-16D-32, What-If Philippine Air Force. Hoping that this will come true... :)
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Hope you guys like my builds... :)
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Unread post31 Jul 2013, 11:44

Nice Build. The pieces are formed and fit with an amazing amount of precision and this turned out to be a beautiful model.I must say that this
rc jet is one of the best models that I have seen. That is closer to the real thing in the market.

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