This is my 1/48 F16A of Belgian
Air Force, 31 Sqd from Tiger Meet 1988.
|The kit is the
Italeri F-16 with decals from
and a pilot figure from Hasegawa. I reworked the cockpit and the seat
and I made seat belts from lead foil.
The topic work is the intake air
that does not fit very well and required an amount of putty thinned with
acetone to fill the interior.
I painted the entire aircraft
with gloss black from model master, that give excellent surface for decalling.
The decal are very large and
difficult to go down with precision. The Tiger design on the body made me
simply crazy! When the decals were dry.....to minimize problems
and mistakes, I sprayed black and yellow ink from citadel (very light and very
thinned) on the edge of decal. This give an acceptable appearance to the
aircraft. I used the remaining decal for the stand.
I painted the exhaust with Testor
chrome silver and various shade of Testor metalizer.