to all Arcers from Italy, this is my F-16I of the IAF Bat Squadron (119TH),
based at Ramon AFB (Israel) in the 2005.
reference used for this subject went from Ra'anan Weiss' (Isradecal) book.
The base kit is the old 1/48 Hasegawa F-16D with Isracast conversion (first
release, the hard one...), I know Hasegawa today has a "ready to
kick a.." sufa one but I've started this project many years ago... during
final coats my cat tracked the aircraft and one bad day it was shot down with a big
intention to leave the canopy open vanished during the boring maintenance
service.. I never used so much cyano in my life :-D
images below to see larger images
used a lot of other aftermarket items: a lovable Royale Resin nose, Aires Exhaust
Nozzle, Black Box cockpit, Isracast 600 gallons tanks (they need a 9 mm
correction like tanks contained in the Hasegawa F2), Paragon phyton 4 missiles,
Eduard Brassin wheels and Isracast decals.
weathering I've used an old but good quality detail airbrush (richpen)
with very light coats of
Tamiya acrylic paints very thinned with isopropyl
alcohol (more than 100%), the process require some time and patience but
the results are well worth the effort.
A little wash
with oils where also used into panels lines.
Sorry for my
poor English and .. happy Summer to All!