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F-16C "late Block 50" using the Tamiya kit
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The F-16C of the Chile Air Force was now finished with its full markings, parts and stores. Step by step, let's go through the final stages...
All gear doors were attached (from step 38). Here, the main wheel is seen with its gear bay and doors.
The rear air
brakes were attached (steps 50 , 51); as noted on a previous page, these
came from the EDUARD set.
The rear canopy
screen of the Tamiya kit has far too wide edges that are supposed to be
painted black (step 53). In the Academy kit, a spare screen is in
the kit; this was cut off at the rear and fitted. Some white glue closed
the gaps at the mating surfaces.
coaming (step 43) has a gap up front. It was set fixed onto the model and
the gap closed with white glue (seen here in the picture still drying);
paint black after is has dried.
- The pitot
tube from metal was added (step 53).
lights #L11 in Step 49 on the upper surfaces are a bit too large and too
thick, so some sanding was needed.
Starting from the top: AIM-120B/C AMRAAM / "empty pylon" / AGM-88 HARM, 370 gallon tank / central 300 gallon tank / 370 gallon tank / AGM-88 HARM / "empty pylon" / AIM-120B/C AMRAAM.
Below the intake
is an AN/ASQ-213 HARM pod.
After all stores
had been added and final assembly was finished, the overall model was cleaned
up and got a coat of side-matt coat, applying a mix
of 90% Johnson Future and 10% Tamiya matting agent. (obviously
cover the transparant parts when applying the end coat).
- The engine
exhaust pipe got a coat of Future with some transparant Tamiya blue paint
added to give a typical sheen.
The model is
NOTE: on the
pictures above you don't see yet the small canopy locking hooks at the
lower canopy frame; these were added later on to the model. Below you see
them added using white thin card.....
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