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Vipers ready - 5 of them

Unread postPosted: 05 Oct 2005, 10:46
by Mad_Viper
Today I finished the last job on my 5 1:72 F-16's.

And here are the pics of the finished birds. All are in 1:72.

First up.

Royal Netherlands Air Force F-16BM J-650 from 313 sqn.

Build it from the Revell F-16B kit. Serial number is custom job by cutting from the MLu and B decal sheet. Amraams are from the MLu kit and the JDAM's and Lantirn pod are from the Hasegawa Weapons kit. I tinted the canopy myself. I had a huge poster of the bird on my room and it showed the gold tinted canopy. Load out is a idea i got recently when i saw J-210 from the RNLAF with test JDAM's under it's wing. Only thing different is that my bird doesn't carry a ECM pod, J-210 did,
pic here: http://www.airliners.net/open.file/887256/L/

I really like the look of the bird with canopy open.

Unread postPosted: 05 Oct 2005, 10:46
by Mad_Viper
Second kit is a USAF F-16D from the PACAF 13 TFS, 432 TFW MJ tailcode.

Base kit was the Hasegawa F-16D kit. This one is completly OOB with the exception of three weapons and the Inner and middle wing pylons and main wheels, those are from Revell. The ACMI, ALQ-184 and SUU-20 are from the Has weapons kits. I also used Astra decals on the engine and i really like the look of it.

Load out is a training load out.

Unread postPosted: 05 Oct 2005, 10:47
by Mad_Viper
Third in the row is the Belgian Air Force F-16AM FA-93 during his period at the MLU testing program OT&E.

Base kit was the Hasegawa F-16C, so i had to do mayor surgery on the cockpit, front fuselage(IFF antennas), tail and engine. Used alot of parts from the spare box that were from previous Revell F-16 builds. The LAU-129 wingtip launchers are from the Hasegawa Weapon kits. Used also Eduard PE on this one. Markings are a mix of Revell and Hasegawa, the tail markings are Revell ones. Load out are two smokewinders, build them myself.

Unread postPosted: 05 Oct 2005, 10:47
by Mad_Viper
Fourth build is a RNLAF F-16A J-142 316 sqn 40 years Anniversary.

Base kit is the Revell F-16 MLu. Completely OOB. Markings are a Mix of Dutch Decal (Anniversary markings) Revell (Overal markings) and Hasegawa (Only the arnament panel decal in front of the MLG). Load out consist of only a centerline tank cause i want to let the markings stand out and not weapons and I had a pic of the bird with only a centerline tank on it.The pilot was a bit of a funny moment when i thought that out. On the Dutch Decal sheet there were some dutch flags on it for a Catalina and I thought it would be nice to have a pilot on a boarding ladder with a dutch flag in his hand, pilot is from the Revell kits and ladder from the Hasegawa.

Unread postPosted: 05 Oct 2005, 10:48
by Mad_Viper
And the final one,

A USAF F-16C Block 40 from 555FS at Aviano Air Force Base.

Base kit was the Revell F-16C block 50/52 kit. It has a Eduard PE WAR HUD and scab plates on the fuselage. The rest is OOB. Decals are a mix from Astra Decals, Two Bobs and Revell.

Load out is a live one. The Tanks, Sidewinders and ALQ-131 come from the kit. The AMRAAMs, CBU-87 and Lantirn system comes from the Hasegawa Weapons kits. The TERs are from Hasegawa.

This was the black sheep of the birds cause the Canopy and the CBU's gave a hard time to get them in there place.

Unread postPosted: 05 Oct 2005, 10:48
by Mad_Viper
And last pics are a group shot of the birds.

I hope that you enjoyed it at much as i did.

Now it's time for a little modeling break. Have to build a display table for these birda and have a lot of picture that need a album.

And i need to get some breath for the next project that involve Tomcats, 3 of them.

Unread postPosted: 06 Oct 2005, 17:14
by Habu
WHOA!!!! Not even have done that many at wonce and made them look that good! Dude, much much props to you for that! You're right, they deserve their own display case. They are the shizznit!

Unread postPosted: 06 Oct 2005, 19:48
by JoeSambor
Mad_Viper wrote:Second kit is a USAF F-16D from the PACAF 13 TFS, 432 TFW MJ tailcode.

Base kit was the Hasegawa F-16D kit. This one is completly OOB with the exception of three weapons and the Inner and middle wing pylons and main wheels, those are from Revell. The ACMI, ALQ-184 and SUU-20 are from the Has weapons kits. I also used Astra decals on the engine and i really like the look of it.

Load out is a training load out.


Hey, nice work on the aircraft!! 85-1513 is very near and dear to me...when I was at Misawa 1987-1990 I had an incentive flight in this aircraft, still have the video! Here in Fort Worth, I took my daughter to the annual 301st Christmas Party at Carswell, where the highlight is Santa Claus arriving in the back seat of an F-16. Imagine my surprise when the F-16 taxied up to the hangar, and it was 85-1513! I took a picture with it; now I have pics of the same jet, with me standing in front of it, seventeen years apart.

Again, Great work.

Unread postPosted: 06 Oct 2005, 21:57
by Habu
Did you evr build a model of it Joe? Or are you a model builder. Some of us do commission work ;)

Unread postPosted: 07 Oct 2005, 09:34
by Mad_Viper
WHOA!!!! Not even have done that many at wonce and made them look that good! Dude, much much props to you for that! You're right, they deserve their own display case. They are the shizznit!


Unfortunatly not there own display base but a new display table for my upcoming models. Cause i have no more room to accommodate them.

Unread postPosted: 10 Oct 2005, 17:48
by JoeSambor
Habu wrote:Did you evr build a model of it Joe? Or are you a model builder. Some of us do commission work ;)


No, I never built a model of that jet, and I am not a model builder, although I picked up a kit and have been working (off and on, mostly off) on a Block 20 Taiwan F-16.

Detail is not a problem for me, though, as I can access all of the drawings for external markings, cockpit detail, panels, etc. One of the bennies of my job!

Best Regards,

Unread postPosted: 10 Oct 2005, 18:17
by Habu
Mad_Viper wrote:Unfortunatly not there own display base but a new display table for my upcoming models. Cause i have no more room to accommodate them.


Yeap, same problem here. I keep most of my built-ups in boxes in the closet, since I have nowhere else to put them.

Unread postPosted: 08 Nov 2005, 20:42
by PetervanStigt
Nicely done Mad Viper, or in our common language (leaving the others wondering...): goed gedaan, jochie... :cheers: (Nu denken ze dat ik proost zeg)

Unread postPosted: 10 Nov 2005, 18:00
by Mad_Viper
Thanks for reply Peter.

Uh Jochie? :P

And here is a pic of the new display table I made. Table is moveable cause the doors behind it have to opened one in a while. Right now the Vipers have al the space for there own, but not for long.

Unread postPosted: 10 Nov 2005, 19:26
by Habu
Whoa! That's getting crowded in there! But well appointed, I must say.