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"Scorpion" IAF F-16 Barak Block 40 *pic heavy*

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Well... here she is. It took roughly 150-200 hours to complete, and this is my very first completed LSP. I've had lots of help along the way, specific shout out to JMREED for donating me the 600GAL tanks. Id also like to thank everyone who followed along my journey and kept me motivated. THANK YOU! I've tried some new techniques on this model like post shade weathering, which I quite like more than pre-shading the panels. This method gives it a more sporatic look, where I feel that pre-shading may look too linear in this case. This was my first crack at photoetch and resin, I quite liked the photo etch, but I had a hell of a time getting the resin to agree. I snapped more parts into 2-3 pieces more often than not. Small note: taking photos with big models is VERY difficult.


WIP http://forum.largescaleplanes.com/index.php?showtopic=44560


Parts that were used on this build are as follows:

1/32 Tamiya F-16CJ

Isracast Block 40 resin conversion

Academy 600gal SUFA tanks

Academy Python Launch rails

Correctly modified pylons to fit the 600gal tanks

Isracast Decals

Eduard cockpit photo etch

Aires Resin exhaust

Eduard Israeli RBF tags

Aero Seeker head covers

Intake cover made with plasticard and nitrile gloves


Paint was a large issue for this model. There are many many slight variations used, and after countless hours of private messages and reasearch I'm quite happy with the way the colors turned out, they are as follows:

Tamiya Sky

Model Master Acryl Sand

Xtracrylics Tan Vietnam

Xtracrylics Dark Compass Grey

Xtracrylics Light Compass Grey

Custom Flory Wash (brown / black )

Oil stains / gun soot done with tamiya weathering pastels


References used:

Both isra publications of the f-16c/d and Sufa

Jmels F-16 book



Here she sits. "The Scorpion"


Warning,, lots of pics





















more to come

Edited by FunkyZeit

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Will likely add pythons later on..

I hope you enjoy this as much as I have. Any questions, criticizms , comments, please feel free to post! Im a rookie at this stuff!



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Absolutely incredible work and your cammo/weathering is right on the money. For your first LSP build: Bravo and I tip my hat to you.

:clap2: :clap2: :clap2:


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Truly sensational build! The cockpit looks amazing, and the overall paint scheme with variations in tone and weathering look spot-on. Very inspiring, and thanks for sharing!


Cheers,  Tom

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Thats one beautiful, beastly bird and full. Love it.....Harv  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:  :punk:

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Insanely great mate - what a job you've done! I hope wherever you display her a lot of people will get the pleasure of seeing! Crazy good, just such a credit to your skills :)

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Really great to hear your kind words, you are all pro's and honestly, lots of what I've applied I've found in your builds or past builds. I truly am grateful for the support!


Thanks so much.


Kev - I would be absolutely honoured to have you publish this, I also laughed at your "big" comment.

My full name is Justin Ducharme.

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