This is my third
completed kit for 2007.
This was a relatively simple and fuss free build. With careful
building, this kit should be pretty nice straight out of the box.
But of course, me being me, I took MANY shortcuts, like not removing the
molding line on the missiles or filling in the ejector pin marks.
Not to mention rushing to glue the exhaust can onto the fuselage and
therefore using liquid cement instead of white glue (which would've worked
better if the parts weren't already painted).
Colours used were generally Gunze 305, 306, 308 & 307 for the radome.
Some of the smaller parts were handpainted with Vallejo white (for the
intake mounted HTS & AIM-120 missile heads) or black (AIM-9 missile
head & AIM-120 fins). The exhaust was painted with a gloss black
base, then Gunze silver and finally the GE petals given a coat of Alclad
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Decals were out
of the box and I didn't put many of the warning stencils cos I couldn't be
bothered. Markings denote an F-16CJ from 79th Fighter Squadron in 79th
Anniversary markings from Shaw Air Force Base, during the 1997 Tiger Meet.
All in all, a fun and
pretty fast build. I decided to mount it onto a base and am now looking to
put a squadron badge on the blank space of the base. Anyone knows
where to buy these patches? Base was purchased from Daiso, a local
fixed price store, about US$1.50 for a pack of two. I airbrushed Gunze 123
dark green onto it.
Thank you for looking, and please feel free to offer your criticism and