1/48 F-16C/N - The Jet Age.

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    #1 dneid, May 27, 2015
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    1/48 General Dynamics F-16 C/N - The Jet Age.
    Username: dneid
    First name: Dale
    Category: Intermediate
    Scale: 1/48
    Manufacturer: Tamiya
    Model Type: F-16 C/N
    Aftermarket Stuff: Not sure yet... maybe some resin details

    Ok, guys,
    Work is a little more sane now. I have wanted to get into some more modern stuff and this is the perfect build. So, I grabbed the Tamiya F-16C/N. I am researching marking ideas. If I go with the kit decals (doubtful), I will go with the sand/tan/green markings. I need to sort out all the various blocks and such. This will be a learning experience for me.

    F-16CN Opening Pic.JPG
     
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    Looking forward to this Dale. If you need any reference photos, let me know.

    Geo
     
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    Cool choice Dale!
     
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    Nice to see you back Dale. A nice choice. :thumbright:
     
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    Cool, now I can put up your ref photos. You gonna love this kit.
     
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    Good stuff Dale
     
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    This should help get you started.
    Aircraft in Detail - F-16 Fighting Falcon Walkaround Gallery Index
    F-16CG Block 40 CCIP Walk Around Page 1
    If I recall that is a block 40/42 F-16CG but you have I think both the large mains and the smaller as well as the bulged mains and the standard. So you need to decide which you want, Kit also has both HUDs so you can do a CJ instead if you have the markings. It does not have the HARM seeker head or the HARM, that is in the CJ but is readily accessible. I'll pull the book out when I get in tonight and we can go over the differences and where you want to go from there.
     
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    Good one Dale.
     
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    Here are the wheel wells you asked for.
     

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    Nice stuff here.
     
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    Nice one Dale.
     
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    Hey, Guys,
    Thank you for all the encouraging words. Don, thank you especially for all the pics. Those will come in handy! I just received the following in the mail:

    Viper Book and Paints.jpg

    You all know my love for the 56th.... I figured this would be a great addition to the collection. I just need to go through the book and figure out what block/markings and see if the Tamiya kit can do the blocks (I know this kits does just about any block 30-50 bird). Yeah, Don, I will be bugging the hell out of you.
     
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    I've heard the term but have no idea what the significance of the "blocks" is. Hope to learn more.
     
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    F-16 are built in models/blocks, ie, F-16C Block 25/30. The block 20 was the Last F-16A, followed by the block 25/30 F-16C. Each block has a different mod's built into the aircraft. With the block 30 GD started using the GE 110 jet engine, it was found that it required more air than the standard intake could give it. The fix was to install a larger intake. This created the block 30 and is commonly called a big mouth. The Tamiya kit will do a 25/30, 40/42 (this is the CG, a specialized ground attack aircraft with larger main grear and bulged main doors for the larger tires) and a 50/52 (this is the CJ, a specialist in SEAD). The Tamiya CN kit allows for any of these to be depicted. A block ending in zero is a GE 110 big mouth, a block ending in 2 or 5 is a PW 100 engine. The 60/62 are foreign sales Aircraft. That being said, they all make a mean air to air interceptor with all varieties having many kills to their history.
     
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    The old 'Zemke's Wolfpack'?
     
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    Yeap, the old Zemke Wolfpack. The wing had all the 3 squadrons from WWII (61st, 62nd, and 63rd) until around 2005-2008. They still have the 63rd if I remember correctly. Lovely book so far. Not sure I would consider a great book for details, but definitely great for exterior schemes and such.
    I did decide on a block 32 after a discussion with Don. I did order a set of Afterburner decals for the 56th (Beware the Thunderbolts) that covers many of the blocks the 56th have had in the mix.
     
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    Very cool Dale
     
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    Good info Dale
     
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    Ok, I am finishing up the paint work of the cockpit. Fiddly stuff there and very different from those WWII birds.... grrrr. Landing gear well is installed and the first part of the fuse are joined. Once the cockpit is painted I will add it to the lower fuse and then get the last fuse piece on. Pics to come real soon. The decals will be here this week. Looking forward to trying the Afterburner stuff. Don speaks VERY highly of them.
     
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