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Michael Drover (Michael_D)


1/48 RTAF F-16B

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This album is attached to project 1/48 403 Sqn. RTAF F-16B Falcon.

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1:48 F-16B Plus Fighting Falcon (Hasegawa 06105)1:48 F-16/C Falcon Ejection seat w/ Safety Belts (Quickboost QB 48 002)4+


30. May at 02:44:57 Share
Maciej Bellos Following!
30. May at 03:08:27
Patrick Hagelstein Coming along nicely!
30. May at 06:31:32
Konrad Limmer Count me in here as well !
30. May at 07:44:14
Michael Drover Finally getting to the stickers.
6. June at 06:59:32
Slavo Hazucha This is evolving very nicely!
6. June at 08:27:22
Michael Drover Thanks Slavos. Stencils on the weekend!
6. June at 22:35:15
Michael Drover The plan for this week was to have decals on the F-16. Happy to have them at 95% on Saturday night. I've had a look at the pictures of the Thai jets and the radon is significantly darker with a touch of green in it. I'll fix that tomorrow and also paint the IFR as I missed the bit when painting. Once done I can do the few stencils on the nose and the IFR guide.

You can see the carrier film of the Siam Scale decals in the photo of the tail. Not the greatest but nothing some additional clear and mild sanding won't fix.
8. June at 09:36:58
Patrick Hagelstein Unless you are modeling a specific jet at a specific time, I wouldn't be worried too much about that radome. All radomes are the same when new but due to the rubbery coating they collect a lot of dirt and grime while flying. Any shade from bright grey to almost black is correct at any given time. There are even pictures out there where crew chiefs rubbed their radome clean in a pattern or 'painting' to recognize their jet coming off the flight line.
9. June at 00:42:43
Michael Drover Some fiddly airbrush work this afternoon.
9. June at 10:09:19
Michael Drover I know the jets you're talking about Patrick. I've seen one with flames marked on the radome. This jet is a well used one so Im going to grotty up more than what I've done so far. More work this week!
9. June at 10:18:08
Slavo Hazucha Great progress, this is just getting consistently better & better Looking forward to see the engine & further details before it all blends into a grande finale!
9. June at 10:46:08
Maciej Bellos Niiiiiice! Impressive weathering on the tailbase.
9. June at 11:06:32
Jos Jansen That's a nice Viper B...
9. June at 13:20:42
Michael Drover Thanks Slavo, Maciej and Jos. The Thai jets have a lot of scope when it comes to dirtying them up. Not as much as the Greek jets though. I want t do one of theirs eventually.
10. June at 00:09:39
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