1/72 Hasegawa F-16C

Gallery Article by Emre Tuzun on June 27 2017

 

      

F-16C TuAf 2010 NTM 

This is the Hasegawa's 1/72 F-16C in the Turkish Air Force Tiger Meet 2010 livery.  This particular scheme is one of my all time Tiger favourites.

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Not much to speak about the kit.  Standard Hasegawa quality with crisp molding and fine details even for its tiny size.

One particular thing about the Hasegawa's 72nd scale kits is the lack of detail on the ejection seats.  This time I opted to seat the pilot in order to compensate this lack of detail.

I used the Polish company Master's metal pitot tube, along with the Turkish decal company Babibi's NTM decals.

For weathering; I preshaded the kit, after coats of thinned Gunze acrilycs, I sprayed very fine coats of white on the fuselage for enhanced weathering.

Finally I sealed the kit with Future+Gunze flat base mix.

I also used the British company Coastal Kits' base.

An eye catching little gem in my collection...

Emre Tuzun

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Photos and text by Emre Tuzun