F-16 South Dakota ANG 175th FS Lobos- Home Country Modern Aircraft/Spitfire Marks

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  1. T Bolt

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    #1 T Bolt, May 13, 2012
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    User Name: T Bolt
    Name: Glenn
    Category: 1, Advanced
    Model: F-16 South Dakota Air National Guard 175th Fighter Squadron - The “Lobos”
    Kit: Academy General Dynamics F-16A/C Fighting Falcon
    Scale: 1/48th.
    Accessories: Eagle Strike Decals

    Since I still can’t decide which Spitfire to enter I’ve decided to go with this F-16 as my first entry for the Home Country Modern Aircraft/Spitfire Marks GB. I saw the Eagle Strike decal sheet for the South Dakota ANG's, 175th Fighter Squadron “Lobos” with the wolf on the tail and just had to get it. I haven’t made a modern jet since high school so it should be interesting. Monograms F-16 was one of those kits I did 30 years ago and the F-16 still qualifies as a modern fighter. Who’d have thought it would still be one of the best fighters in the world.

    I also bought the Monogram kit and have hopes of talking my son Jack into entering it in the GB.

    I’ll have to do some research before I start this one as I’m not really familiar with the F-16, but for now here’s some pictures of F-16s from the 175th in the scheme I’ll be using.
     

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    Looking interesting.. :thumbright:
     
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    Very cool!
    I remember the old Monogram kit well, I did mine in the red, white and blue 1976 introduction scheme.
     
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    Kinda glad someone is doing an ANG plane.
    I used to watch the P-51's of the CA NG out of Hayward CA when I was a kid.
    A very long time ago.

    Look forward to your build progress.
     
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    Good choice, Glenn. Looking forward to this...

    Charles
     
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    cool choice Glenn
     
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    With all here Glenn. Nice choice.
     
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    Nice colour schemes Glenn, should look great on the model.
     
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    Good choice Glenn and I'll be watching so as I can pick up some hints on the two kit's I have in the stash.
     
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    It looks real nice. I can hardly restrain myself from cutting parts off the sprues, but I must. Still have two unfinished builds in the Favorite Aircraft GB that must be finished first.
     

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    looks pretty good, Glenn.
     
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    Looks like a nice neat kit.
     
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    Whatcha goona do wit all them little bitty parts ?

    Nice kit, tho...

    Charles
     
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    I've always liked Academy (1/48th) kits - nicely produced and, generally, good value for money. And they always give you lots of extra bits and pieces - just a shame about their decals, although I've mostly used after-market sets anyway.
     
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    Nice looking kit Glenn looking forward to your build.
     
  16. T Bolt

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    Try not to go blind installing them Charles :lol:


    Agree Terry. I usually don't even try to use Academy decals anymore although I have a B-17 kit in my stash with markings from my Dad's bomb group that I might have to suffer through.
     
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    Academy decals can be tamed, I found that a coat of Future on the model, then use Future again as a bonder when placeing the decal, then another coat to seal them in, works.
    Otherwise those darn things will peel off every time!
    Of course, with another coat of matt finish, this makes for a "thick" finish, but it is the only way I've gotten those to work.
     
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    My favorite pointy nosed aircraft Glenn. Not a fan of all grey aviation but the 16 looks like the sports car of modern fighters.

    Geo
     
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    Nice, love the Wolf on the tail!
     
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