Show 56 previous comments 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
Good and interesting story about the history of the F-16N series, thanks for sharing this...
8. August 2019 at 22:04:45
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
F-16N - nice!
@Nathan: I agree, that looks somehow really elegant
9. August 2019 at 13:12:11
@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
So this is it, I will build two in parallel...
26. August 2019 at 18:54:00
26. August 2019 at 18:54:39
It looks like an empty Paypal account too
26. August 2019 at 18:57:56
26. August 2019 at 19:40:37
A difficult one, especially with the walkways. I love it nonetheless.
27. August 2019 at 13:49:20
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
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
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
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
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
Hvala Dejan! Thanks for clearing this
27. August 2019 at 21:44:03
20. September 2019 at 23:17:15
Just updating references before the build
28. September 2019 at 20:25:38
2. October 2019 at 16:44:51
2. October 2019 at 17:39:29
2. October 2019 at 18:06:17
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
2. October 2019 at 18:14:46
2. October 2019 at 18:19:17
The blue-gray is still a bit too blue... going to wait for daylight then play between FS35237
2. October 2019 at 18:52:06
2. October 2019 at 19:23:55
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
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
already in transit...
2. October 2019 at 19:38:24
3. October 2019 at 11:41:48
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
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 "F-16.net" site: f-16.net/f-16_versions_article6.html
3. October 2019 at 14:14:39
Made some slow progress on cockpit...
23. October 2019 at 14:43:54
23. October 2019 at 23:04:29
23. October 2019 at 23:04:49
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
24. October 2019 at 05:53:03
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
Cant believe that Cockpit is 1 72, extremely nice!
24. October 2019 at 11:45:08
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
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
Yaaay, work-life-modeling balance finally allowed some modelling this weekend
24. November 2019 at 20:59:42
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
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
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
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8. December 2019 at 18:17:02
Really looking good! It darkened up a bit, right? Curious to the final flat coat.
8. December 2019 at 19:47:46
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
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
26. December 2019 at 14:53:23
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
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27. December 2019 at 12:51:27
Thanks Holger, I hope this is not the british version of interesting
Patrick, now I am off to check on Ronan's work
27. December 2019 at 18:16:12
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
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
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
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
Very impressive paintwork Sergej!
26. January at 17:54:26
Thanks James, it's really more tools than skill... but allinall, it was FUN to mask and paint
26. January at 17:56:12
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
Thank you, Laurent, Kamil and Pierre.
26. January at 21:07:13
Short day after work, still managed to do some gloss coating.
27. January at 21:09:04
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Nice progress Sergej...beautiful scheme!
27. January at 21:18:23