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#1 Bruce

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Posted 28 May 2018 - 04:13 AM

Well I've started my 2 seat F-16F using the Academy Sufa kit, IsraCast conversion, Zactomodels intake, Aries Wheel Bay and Wolfpack Cockpit.  I plan on doing this aircraft.

 

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Posted 28 May 2018 - 04:22 AM

Happy modeling! Now that's some "fuel on wings". :)

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Posted 28 May 2018 - 04:53 AM

so I started with the spine conversion first.  I had to reshape the undeside of the spine piece to get it to sit on the fuselage.

 

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Posted 28 May 2018 - 04:56 AM

I then tackled the intake and wheel well replacements.  Not too much trouble there.  I added some detail in the nose well because the Zotz intake didn't have any detail and I couldn't use the Aires piece.

 

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Posted 28 May 2018 - 05:17 AM

I next started on the Wolfpack Sufa cockpit set.  I was a bit disappointed with the tub.  It is basically the Academy tub with some minor additions.  They added a couple boxes behind the seat(that won't be seen, some hoses on the side panels and some floor details(mostly not seen with the seat in position.  The rest of the set is nice.  For grins I added some floor detail to the Academy tub using two part putty to see if I could duplicate Wolfpack's work.  I'm going to use it in an old Hasegawa kit I started to convert many years ago. 

 

The tub has a HUGE pouring plug that has to be removed and I had to sand away a great deal of other material to get it to fit over the intake tunnel so the top and bottome fuselage halves would mate.

 

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After all that, I took a break from the cockpit and did the Aim-120s that I'm going to use instead of Sidewinders.  After painting, it took me 2 hours to put the decals on the two missiles.

 

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Posted 28 May 2018 - 07:50 AM

Looks great so far Bruce. I love the UAE Block 60`s and I will follow that topic.

The F is also an future project of mine. Be carefull with the nose!

A friend of mine build an great E and tried to use the nose conversion of the aftermarket kit.

But the nose was way too small and couldn`t attached to the fuselage.

At the end he used the kit nose and modified it instead of using the aftermarket resin part.

I made a few images of the F in Tucson and Nellis.

Maybe that help a little bit for your build.

Cheers Kai

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Posted 28 May 2018 - 07:52 AM

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Posted 28 May 2018 - 07:59 AM

Nice choice! I look froward to seeing this come together. The two seaters look the best.


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Posted 28 May 2018 - 01:39 PM

Hi Bruce,

 

Great start on a sharp looking F-16.

 

Just for clarity so no one looking to follow your lead gets confused. Did you mean Xactomodels Intake?

 

Cheers,

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Posted 28 May 2018 - 02:46 PM

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thanks for the additional pics and the heads up on the nose piece.  I haven't made any cuts to the nose so I'll " measure twice and cut once" as they say (or maybe not cut at all and just modify.


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Posted 28 May 2018 - 02:52 PM

Hi Bruce,

 

Great start on a sharp looking F-16.

 

Just for clarity so no one looking to follow your lead gets confused. Did you mean Xactomodels Intake?

 

Cheers,

Barry

 

 

I  used the Zactomodels wide mouth intake correction set for the Academy kit.  www.Zactomodels.com


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Posted 28 May 2018 - 06:37 PM

Great project Bruce - will be following along!

 

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Posted 28 May 2018 - 06:44 PM

Breuce

terrific thread and will be following with great interest.

Keep 'em comin

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Posted 28 May 2018 - 06:58 PM

I  used the Zactomodels wide mouth intake correction set for the Academy kit.  www.Zactomodels.com

 

Your original post says Zotz but I did not do much better miss spelling Zactomodels. :doh:

 

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Posted 28 May 2018 - 09:51 PM

Your original post says Zotz but I did not do much better miss spelling Zactomodels. :doh:

 

Barry

good catch, I fixed it






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