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Offline Keith Diamond

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Cuban Viper
« on: September 21, 2009, 04:39:16 pm »
Testors (Italeri rebox) 1/72 F-16

The kit was fighting me towards the end, but its finished.  Not as good as I had hoped, but still happy to have it on my shelf.

The kit gave the option of building a A or B model, but I decided on the latter since I know two seaters will not be as common among my future builds.  Decals are homemade, AGM-65s and AIM-9Js are from the Hasegawa weapons set.  Drop tanks were kindly provided by Fellanoid at ARC.  The kit was given a Pro Modeller wash as well.

The base was made from plastic sheet and a wood base from Hobby Lobby.  You can't see it, but self adhesive felt was added to the underside.  The plastic sheet was painted with Rustoleum texture paint, scribed, painted with Testors Canadian Voodoo Gray and then given a Pro Modeller wash.  The wood base was stained with Min Wax and then given a poly urethane coating.

Last but not least, inspiration for the build provided by Trigger's concept from the ARC Whif thread Link



Enjoy





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Re: Cuban Viper
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2009, 04:45:28 pm »
Nice.....

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Re: Cuban Viper
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2009, 06:15:38 pm »
Looks good!!! :wub: :thumbsup: :cheers:
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Re: Cuban Viper
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2009, 01:08:06 am »
That sure looks the part! :thumbsup: A beauty, really! :wub:
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Re: Cuban Viper
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2009, 07:13:59 am »
Yeah, that's nice!  :wub: What's the backstory??? :ph34r:
I don't think it's nice, you laughin'. You see, my mule don't like people laughin'. He gets the crazy idea you're laughin' at him. Now if you apologize, like I know you're going to, I might convince him that you really didn't mean it.

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Re: Cuban Viper
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2009, 08:08:16 am »
looks great, love tha camo  :wub:
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Re: Cuban Viper
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2009, 08:48:07 am »
Looks good.
I know what you mean about the kit.  I built the Testors version as a Thunderbirds and it just didn't like me.
I love the 16 and want to do real world builds for every country that flies them but got to pick a better set of kits before I go there.
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Re: Cuban Viper
« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2009, 12:20:09 pm »
Thanks for the comments guys!  I've updated the pics, so refresh your browser.

Yeah, that's nice!  :wub: What's the backstory??? :ph34r:

Cuba never went communist and they decide to procure some F-16s.  Also, the airframe # 78-0374 shows that Israel wasn't the only country to accept part of the cancelled Iranian F-16 order.
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Re: Cuban Viper
« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2009, 07:48:53 pm »
Like it!  I've been toying with doing one of the blue schemes........

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Re: Cuban Viper
« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2009, 04:35:16 am »
Love that Venezuelan scheme and the Cuban tail. Nice.
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Re: Cuban Viper
« Reply #10 on: September 23, 2009, 10:33:48 am »
Late to the viewing, but that is bloody lovely looking
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Re: Cuban Viper
« Reply #11 on: September 23, 2009, 10:36:16 am »
That is a superb model, and what looks to be a flawless paint scheme.


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Re: Cuban Viper
« Reply #12 on: September 23, 2009, 11:21:37 am »
Nice paintjob.  Who knows, it might come to pass.  Afterall, we have Czech & Hungarian Gripens and Polish F-16's.

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Re: Cuban Viper
« Reply #13 on: September 29, 2009, 03:57:57 pm »
Thanks for the compliments guys!

I just posted another one for you guys!
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