1/48 Kinetic F-16A 30th Anniversary

Gallery Article by RSK48, Rafael on Nov 29 2019



F-16A 30th Anniversary, Venezuelan

In 2013 Venezuelan F-16 completed 30 Years of operation in the FAV (Venezuelan Air Force), and for its commemoration, the 30th Anniversary insignia of the Dragons Fighter Group was placed on the rudder of F-16A serial No.1041. 

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The base model used to build the F-16 A, No.1041, is the F-16DJ / DG of the USAF, from Kinetic, scale 1/48, which I transformed to F-16A, using some parts (pilot cockpit and the vertical stabilizer) of the F-16 A/B of Kinetic.

Also, I used "after market" parts: the wheels are from Eduard, the nozzle is from a F-16B Hasegawa. Many pieces were made at home (scratch build), such as the antenna of the nose, lights, internal parts in the wheel bays and others. The armament: MK-82 bombs are from the Hasegawa armament set, the Python 4 are from Paragon resin. Most all decals were made at home, including the 30th Anniversary insignia presented in the rudder. The paints used are acrylics from Model Master (Testor).

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Photos and text by RSK48, Rafael