F-2 model in 1/32 scale
Conversion from F-16 kits
The initial selected colours were
not convincing me as I looked at the model and various pictures of the
real plane. Again, I started experimenting with various shades of blue
a. Overall color Blue:
CREATEX acrylic Slate Blue/ "Schiefergrau"; [ it looks like Fed.Standard
The model was now sprayed with these
colours and the particular dark blue/grey camo pattern masked as needed.
Some overspray you always get (!^@?^!)
and was again corrected.
ALLOW A LOT OF DRYING TIME BEFORE HANDLING THE MODEL AFTER SPRAYING! THE acrylic OF CREATEX IS VERY SENSITIVE TO PLAIN WATER.
Finally, I applied several coats of
Future to get a glosh result, ready to take on the later decals.
The F-2 has a windscreen! The hinged canopy section required a bit longer rear arm than I originally thought. This was made with some white card and the fuselage section at the rear screen was also adapted.
The F-2 wheels came from a spare set I had from the Hasegawa 1/32 F-16 kit. The Revell F-16 gear legs were adjusted and will get these wheels later on. I had to drill out the hole in the brake parts. For strength, small pieces of metal rod will be used at the aisle.
The nose wheel gear bay is seen here
the small cockpit got a set of instrument panels from decals and some raised detail from sprue and card. The main instrument panel looking like the F-16"C" panel was also added. Otherwise the cockpit is pretty clean.
Now, the decals/markings should be
added... They have to be sorted together, and partly need to home made.
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