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Bruce last won the day on April 22 2014

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    Jeffersonville, GA USA
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    1/48tha and 1/32 a/c. I have a 1/32 RF-101 model in NASM and have won 1st places with several of my 1/32 Revell F-15s.<br /><br />http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i71/bradebaugh/1stPlace1990Miami2.jpg<br /><br />http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i71/bradebaugh/1stPlace1990Miami.jpg<br /><br />http://www.nasm.si.edu/exhibitions/lae/images/LE284L15.jpg
  1. Bruce

    UAE F-16F Block 60

    the canopy for the a/c I 'm building has a tinted front and clear rear area. I tried tinting it but that didn't work so I ended up cutting the two kit canopies and gluing them back together. Then finished building the canopy. So then I was ready to mount the canopy when I discovered at 2:30 a.m. that the arm was too short. BTW while at the nationals I come to find out thru my room mate that a company makes "such" a canopy. So... when I got home I ordered one thru Sprue Brothers. The company also offers other replacements. The canopy is injection molded molded and looks exactly like the original but the front half is tinted. Not as muck as the kit part but OK. that is the kit part on the left and my corrected part on the right. I made it from some of the kit part and some tubing and a hypodermic needle. Now to continue...
  2. Bruce

    UAE F-16F Block 60

    Ok, so here is the model ready for painting after painting after decals and ready to add tires and canopy and that is when I found out the canopy raising arm was too short
  3. Bruce

    UAE F-16F Block 60

    set back... didn't finish this for the nationals. at 2:30 the night before I discovered that the kit part for raising the canopy was about 1 inch too short. Pictures and more later. Bruce
  4. Bruce

    UAE F-16F Block 60

    Not being a F-16 expert I can't really answer your question about the noses. Wolfpack makes a conversion set for the E using the Tamiya kit and IsraCast makes one for the F using the Academy kit. The F conversion is not for the faint of heart. I hate to think how much I've spent for seamless intakes, wheel well set, and the kit. I also bought an exhaust set hoping it would help(nope,it seems to be too large so I accept the kit with modifications as you can see. Bruce
  5. It turns out that what I thought was a blue band is the optical sensor for the missile so that's not a problem, however, the mounting band that you have painted silver should be white according to my expert Jim Rotramel. Blue bands do stand for an inert missile. You mentioned you might add a little weathering...to the best of my knowledge, Missiles and ECM pods weren't left/stored outside.where they would be exposed to the elements(electronics don't do well left in the rain).
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    UAE F-16F Block 60

    I'm not happy with Academy's wing to fuselage joint. Next time I'll cut of the mounting tabs. The problem is that the wing edge that joins the fuselage is not a sharp edge. The top and bottom surfaces of the wing roll over so when you mate the surfaces there is a gulley. If you cut the tabs you can sand the mating surfaces flat and get a good fit(live and learn. My other probleb was the ab can seam. I ordered a set of Aires exhausts for the kit but decided not to use them since I had done some work on the exhaust nozzle. Instead, I made a quick mold using some Alumilite 2 part mold putty and pushed the end of the Aires ab can into the putty and let is set. I needed a part to mate a F-15 ab set to the Academy nozzles. I cleaned up my rough casting and mated it between the nozzle and ab section. I can use the Aires set on another kit. this whole assembly will slide in the back of the model. ( more to follow when it is finished) Bruce
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    UAE F-16F Block 60

    here is a cockpit shot so far... also, the wings with the photo etch formation lights, I used gloss gray paint to "glue" them on. Bruce
  8. Bruce

    UAE F-16F Block 60

    thanks for the compliments. I found a picture of the tailcone that illustrates what Cheetah11 was saying. You can see clearly the inner portion is shorter than the outer portion. I shortened the parts on mine and I thing they will be OK. I also ordered an aftermarket tailcone set and will use the ab section so there won't be a seem.
  9. Bruce

    UAE F-16F Block 60

    3028 is an E. It is easy enough to cut the inner pieces down a little but I'd like to make sure about it. Bruce
  10. Bruce

    UAE F-16F Block 60

    Nick, I can't find any pictures that show the tail cones like you mention... do you have any pics that show the length and pointiness like you mention? Bruce
  11. Bruce

    UAE F-16F Block 60

    so there I am looking at the exhaust area and it hits me that the ab section is two pieces with a seam in it, SHxx! No problem the 16 and 15 have the same engine so I'll us seamles ab resin for an F-15! Wait...isn't 1/32 scale 1/32 scale, 1/32 scale... I guess not because the 15 exhaust section is smaller for F-15 kits then it is for the academy F-16, SHxx! I also can't decide which tail section piece, the one with the wavy edge that goes around it or the piece that has the constant line that goes around.? Oh well, I'll go back to gluing o photo etch pieces and little resin bits while I try to sort this out. Bruce
  12. Bruce

    UAE F-16F Block 60

    I've got the major fuselage parts together. I didn't follow the conversion kit instructions for the cut line for the nose piece. I cut further forward of the recommended line and the fit was great. The kit might be 3 inches longer than the real aircraft but I won't tell if you don't! the conformal tanks needed a little work to fit. Bruce
  13. Bruce

    UAE F-16F Block 60

    Nick, I'll take a look at that. It may be something I live with. I'm sure to the trained eye there are other problems with the kit and mods so I'll have to draw the line some where. Bruce
  14. Bruce

    UAE F-16F Block 60

    cockpit is ready to go in between fuselage halves.(not the greatest photo)
  15. Bruce

    UAE F-16F Block 60

    good catch, I fixed it
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