1/48 Hasegawa F-16N

NSAWC (Part 2)

by Patrick Spitaels on Dec 10 2003

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OK, now the paint job, with a first coat of grey matching the reference given by Twobobs, still in the Testors range.

As usual, I lightened my paint directly, so I have all my panels lightened.
 

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Next I'll covered the whole plane with tape to draw directly on it the special pattern of the green camo.

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After carefully cutting the pattern, I painted it in green, giving the same treatment to lightening of the paint.

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The weathering process was done with Tamiya smoke in each of the panel lines...

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And then a coat of "Future" just before decaling.

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The decals went on very easily and need no comments, everybody knows the quality of the Twobobs decals now!

Another coat of "Future" seal the job, so I'm sure I didn't have troubles with "silvering".

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Then I applied a mix of gloss / matt coat on the entire model.

I added  all the parts like gears  / exhaust / pods and canopy at this time in the build process.

Well, this is a very interesting Falcon, an easy model to build which gives a great result at the modeling meeting!!

Thanks Twobobs for releasing such great scheme!

Hope you enjoy it!

Patrick

IPMS Belgium

Ans Modelisme

http://www.ansmodelisme.com 

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Photos and text by Patrick Spitaels