1/72 Hasegawa UAE F-16E Fighting Falcon

Gallery Article by Paolo Yuen on Apr 1 2016



This is Hasegawa Limited Edition UAE F-16E, model was straight build only replaced the resin cockpit and added some Eduard photo etch.

The model was give the incorrect radar, I had amended similar to the real F-16E radar shape, the nozzle can't find a similar resin set, then I added some detail to make it much better.  The Aires resin cockpit set was used, it was not the F-16E one that was used and instead a F-16CJ resin cockpit! I also did not have the F-16E photo etch set, so I used the F-16I for this build, they mainly used one landing gear and antenna.

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F-16E has lot of weathering, I used a 0.2mm airbrush spray a darker edge on the main color, then painted the camouflage color along the dark edge and look like the box art photo, the weathering I used was clear black or brown airbrush on the surface.  For the decals I used the ones that came with the kit.  After decals and weathering I painted all with a coat of flat base.

Enjoy the photos.

Paolo Yuen

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Photos and text by Paolo Yuen