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Sergej I (Vargbrujo)


SCM Aggressor Group Build Fall 2019

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This album is attached to project SCM Aggressor Group Build Fall 2019.

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1:72 F-16N Fighting Falcon (Hasegawa 00342)1:72 Aircraft Weapons: V (Hasegawa X72-9)7+


8. August 2019 at 14:00:27 Share
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Jos Jansen Nice Sergej I...looking forward to this GB, excellent choice by the way...
8. August 2019 at 15:08:33
8. August 2019 at 20:44:04
Jos Jansen Good and interesting story about the history of the F-16N series, thanks for sharing this...
8. August 2019 at 22:04:45
Nathan Dempsey Great subject and a great article too. In the article I like the one painted tan and black.
8. August 2019 at 23:26:15
Daniel F-16N - nice!
@Nathan: I agree, that looks somehow really elegant
9. August 2019 at 13:12:11
Nathan Dempsey @Daniel: Right? I almost want to buy one just to try and build that bird. I did buy and F-5F and will try and complete this one for the group build as well. Love those Florida aggressors from VFC-111.
9. August 2019 at 19:04:17
Sergej I So this is it, I will build two in parallel...
26. August 2019 at 18:54:00
26. August 2019 at 18:54:39
Sergej I It looks like an empty Paypal account too :D
26. August 2019 at 18:57:56
26. August 2019 at 19:40:37
Maciej Bellos A difficult one, especially with the walkways. I love it nonetheless.
27. August 2019 at 13:49:20
Sergej I Thanks, Hans.
Maciej, I haven't decided entirely on the walkways method, this being a 1:72, decals are still an option... but AK RC paints are a pleasure to work with, can take heavy taping and weathering without the lacquer protection so... let's see :)
27. August 2019 at 14:01:48
Dejan Lukic Hello Sergej.. Just a heads up. If You intend to build BDU splinter keep in mind that is USAF Blk 30 bird and not USN F-16N. N version had small intake mouth, u will need big one for Blk 30. Any chance both intakes are in kit?
27. August 2019 at 19:50:25
Maciej Bellos I concur. Block 30s got the big mouth intake after 86-0262. Before that, all F-16s had the same intake later called NSI.
27. August 2019 at 20:21:13
Sergej I Thanks for the heads up, Dejan. Indeed the Hasegawa kit only includes the small intake, but for the Splinter F-16C I got the CMK 7053 Exterior set with large resin intake and some other parts.
I will also use the other parts for the F-16N, except the intake.
Have to study the nozzle aswel. The wa I understood is, that F-16N already had a stronger engine and nozzle like F-16C. Is that about right?
27. August 2019 at 20:28:27
Dejan Lukic Nozzle is ok for Blk30 General Electric F110 and 18th Aggressor squadron (AK). 64th Aggressors (WA) Block 32 F-16C's have the P&W F100-PW-220 engine and different nozzle.
27. August 2019 at 21:12:31
Sergej I Hvala Dejan! Thanks for clearing this :)
27. August 2019 at 21:44:03
Sergej I Just dumping both airframes to be built:

Also found out I will need to scratch improvise the RWR "beer can" antennas on the splinter aswel, Hasegawa model is a Block30C with antennas on the fuselage. Might rework the RWR's from intake and position them on front wing where the Block30D have them...
20. September 2019 at 23:17:15
Sergej I Just updating references before the build :)
28. September 2019 at 20:25:38
Sergej I Started!
2. October 2019 at 16:44:51
Daniel gogogo! :)
2. October 2019 at 17:39:29
Patrick Hagelstein That paint test looks to be matching already.
2. October 2019 at 18:06:17
Patrick Hagelstein Dejan, both birds are GE F110 powered Block 30s. The only difference I can distinguish is in the intake as you described. The Exhausts should be the same though.
2. October 2019 at 18:13:35
2. October 2019 at 18:14:09
Konrad Limmer Hell yeah you got me! I'm in as well
2. October 2019 at 18:14:46
Nathan Dempsey I agree, that color looks good
2. October 2019 at 18:19:17
Sergej I Thanks all :)
The blue-gray is still a bit too blue... going to wait for daylight then play between FS35237 and FS35450
2. October 2019 at 18:52:06
Augusto *Grabs a seat
2. October 2019 at 19:23:55
Sergej I Patrick, next to air intake, the differences are also RWR antennas on wings/intake and gear design, the 30D is supposed to have reinforced design and 30C normal. Still finding what that means :D

Decals wise, Hasegawa missed a bit, F-16N #163272 had much lighter NAVY inscription (see photos) than decals (almost black) and tail-number was 45 (see photos) not 46 (Hategawa)... but minor inconvenience, I anyway need standard navy numbers and letters :P already in transit...
2. October 2019 at 19:38:24
Harry Eder Very nice start!
3. October 2019 at 11:41:48
Patrick Hagelstein Sergej, I once posted a link to a very detailed overview of all the Block details somewhere here on Scalemates but I can't seem to find it anymore... Should be something like Hyperscale or any other forum...
3. October 2019 at 13:48:47
3. October 2019 at 13:53:02
Sergej I Thanks Patrick for this. The page lacks differences of different Block 30 models. Like Block 30 C (F-16N) and D (F-16C of 18 AGRS).
That is better described on "" site:
3. October 2019 at 14:14:39
Sergej I Made some slow progress on cockpit...
23. October 2019 at 14:43:54
Patrick Hagelstein Slow but really good Sergej!
23. October 2019 at 23:04:29
Patrick Hagelstein I like the second color test.
23. October 2019 at 23:04:49
Sergej I Thanks Patrick. I found Gunze to be better matching than Real Colours from AKI. So going with them on F-16N.
24. October 2019 at 04:31:06
Patrick Hagelstein Did you use them straight on or did you mix in some white?
24. October 2019 at 05:53:03
Pierre Nice work on those cockpits.

I just noticed your comment "the 30D is supposed to have reinforced design and 30C normal", from what I gathered from pictures for my build, this means reinforced block 40/50 gear+landing lights on the front gear door, but block 30 wheels and non-bulged MLG doors (with corresponding actuators). This is just my observations on the airframe I'm modelling, so not to be taken as gospel :)
24. October 2019 at 06:55:55
Daniel Cant believe that Cockpit is 1 72, extremely nice!
24. October 2019 at 11:45:08
Sergej I Oops, Patrick, missed your comment. Here are the grays:
1. The lightest is FS36307 in instructions, used Mr Color C334
2. The bluish is supposed to be FS35237, I am using MrColor C73, it's spot on...
3. The medium gray is supposed to be FS36251, this one is a tough mix. I'm using 50/50 C317 and C334

But it seems the colors were fading fast on these birds...
3. November 2019 at 17:38:20
Patrick Hagelstein Great! Thanks Sergej! These come in handy for both Aggressor and Greek F-16s as they basically use the same paint scheme in the same harsh environment.
3. November 2019 at 18:39:56
Sergej I Yaaay, work-life-modeling balance finally allowed some modelling this weekend :D
24. November 2019 at 20:59:42
Daniel looking really good, very neat camo pattern Sergej! Might be the photo, but it looks maybe just a little tad too bright? But after a wash&some weathering it may as well just come out photo-realistic :) Just my 2c, enjoying your build!
24. November 2019 at 21:22:13
Sergej I Thanks Daniel, my perception is the same. Luckily it's much easier to darken than it is to brighten...
24. November 2019 at 21:26:02
Patrick Hagelstein As the real aircraft is sun bleached, it's not that bad that the colors are a little light. Adding a wash and some grime will darken it up enough. I think it looks great already!
25. November 2019 at 00:40:47
Sergej I Thanks Patrick
25. November 2019 at 05:15:01
8. December 2019 at 18:17:02
Patrick Hagelstein Really looking good! It darkened up a bit, right? Curious to the final flat coat.
8. December 2019 at 19:47:46
Sergej I Thanks Patrick! I hope to finish it in this decade still. I'm heavily procrastinating gears and other small bits...
8. December 2019 at 20:13:01
Sergej I I think I will not finish by deadline, but I had much fun weathering this one with oils... I spent a full weekend on it :)
25. December 2019 at 22:00:18
Laurent "HELLER-forever" the paint is excellent
26. December 2019 at 14:53:23
Sergej I Merci, Laurent. It did turn out quite well, panel lines a bit too strong but I do like scale 72nd a bit cartooney :)
26. December 2019 at 16:07:25
Patrick Hagelstein In a way it resembles how Ronan paints his helicopters.
27. December 2019 at 11:30:26
Holger Kranich This is a very interesting paintjob, Sergej!
27. December 2019 at 12:51:27
Sergej I Thanks Holger, I hope this is not the british version of interesting :D.
Patrick, now I am off to check on Ronan's work
27. December 2019 at 18:16:12
Sergej I Oh wow. That mate is a helicopter god. Even hinting that my wallpainting resembles his technique is both blasphemic yet so motivating
27. December 2019 at 18:33:15
27. December 2019 at 22:54:38
Sergej I DUNN! It's been my first resin parts, my first PE parts and some other firsts... details show that there is still potential, but in general I am happy with the outcome. Please share your observations, not necessary only good, I like to learn. Better pix coming up in a week or so.
19. January at 16:35:20
Patrick Hagelstein Hi Sergej, the Viper looks awesome! Thinking of ways to improve I come up idle. There's been a discussion about colors above but you nailed that perfectly! Nothing comes to mind right now, keep up the good work!
20. January at 14:32:22
Sergej I Thanks, Patrick! :)
20. January at 18:39:54
Daniel I agree, looks cool in the bleached "cartoonish" look you gave it and I also agree: nothing as fun as to get carried away in a nice all day oil weathering session ;)
21. January at 15:14:46
21. January at 16:30:54
Sergej I Thanks Daniel and Laurent ! :)
21. January at 23:35:53
James C Very impressive paintwork Sergej!
26. January at 17:54:26
Sergej I Thanks James, it's really more tools than skill... but allinall, it was FUN to mask and paint :)
26. January at 17:56:12
26. January at 19:23:04
Kamil Rudziński Wygląda świetnie!
26. January at 19:55:17
Pierre Man I wish I had gone for those masks for my arctic viper. Great looking results on both planes Sergej
26. January at 20:49:39
Sergej I Thank you, Laurent, Kamil and Pierre.
26. January at 21:07:13
Sergej I Short day after work, still managed to do some gloss coating.
27. January at 21:09:04
Jos Jansen Nice progress Sergej...beautiful scheme!
27. January at 21:18:23
Patrick Hagelstein 8) Shine on! Looks sparkling!
27. January at 21:23:07
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