1/48 Kitech F-CK-1 Ching-Kuo

Gallery Article by K Diamond on Apr 23 2012



This is my second build of this kit.  Due to its similarities to the F-16, I wanted to build a USAF What If version of it.  At first, I couldn't decide on which markings to use, but then I realized some 23rd FW decals would suit it perfectly.


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The kit's panel lines were filled so I could rescribe them and add more.  Fastener detail was added throughout, and I added some formation strips.  Antennas, missile rails, AIM-9s, AIM-120s, and AGM-88s were all from the Hasegawa F-16 kits.  The cockpit was detailed using an Eduard F-16I PE set, a pair of True Details ACES II seats, and Hasegawa F-16 pilots.

The decals were from TwoBobs, and this kit looks really good in Flying Tigers markings.  For a subpar kit, it was actually a lot of fun and very rewarding to put work into it.

K Diamond

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Photos and text by K Diamond