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Offline DogfighterZen

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Lockheed Martin F-16W
« on: May 17, 2020, 05:13:20 pm »
So, i'm going to build my 3rd twin tail Viper! :party:
This time it's another single seat variant and i'll be using a 1/72 Hasegawa kit again, the F-16E Block 60 kit has lots of goodies that i wanna use on this one and they'll make it look fairly different from the first single seat variant.



This is what i've got done so far...

Extension of the wings begins...


Then i found some weird shaped sprues in the sprue box(yes, i keep most of my built kits' sprues in a box for this type of use) and made new fin bases for the Viper's fins. On the first F-16W, i did something similar but looking back at it, i think those came out too tall so i've reduced their height for this variant.



Then, the awesome Hasegawa cockpits... :banghead: did some work on the pit by adding the throttle on the left side instrument panel, sensors on the sides of the headrest, the oxygen bottle on the left side of the seat and a tiny bit of strip styrene on the left side to represent a cable or hose that can be seen on the real thing.









Also gave the pilot a new JHMCS helmet...



Painted the pilot and glued him to his seat, closed up the fuselage, glued the resin DSI bump on and got started on the 2D TVC nozzle, which was from a Revell 1/72 F-22 Raptor...









The space between the nozzle and fuselage was closed up with some evergreen strip styrene bits and now it's waiting to be shaped properly.



And so, that's all for now, folks. Let's see if i can get this one finished in less than 2 years... ;D :mellow:

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Re: Lockheed Martin F-16W
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2020, 07:54:27 pm »
Looks awesome, Iíll be watching this!
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Re: Lockheed Martin F-16W
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2020, 12:07:21 am »

Extension of the wings begins...


Always a good way to start.  ;D ;D
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: Lockheed Martin F-16W
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2020, 02:03:50 am »
Looks awesome, Iíll be watching this!

Thanks for the company, mate!  :thumbsup:


Extension of the wings begins...


Always a good way to start.  ;D ;D

Although this time the extension isn't as big as on the first one... but i knew you'd like it!  ;D ;D :thumbsup:
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Re: Lockheed Martin F-16W
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2020, 04:03:11 am »
So, i'm going to build my 3rd twin tail Viper! :party:
This time it's another single seat variant and i'll be using a 1/72 Hasegawa kit again, the F-16E Block 60 kit has lots of goodies that i wanna use on this one and they'll make it look fairly different from the first single seat variant.
I have loved a previous F-16W, featured on my site of what-if F-16s: http://www.kristofmeunier.fr/f16ofil.htm
I am ready to clap my hands again. ;) ;D
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Re: Lockheed Martin F-16W
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2020, 06:53:02 am »
 :thumbsup:
Good page for the Viper, Tophe! Let's see if i can make this one look as good as the first one.

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Re: Lockheed Martin F-16W
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2020, 08:50:56 am »
Perfect starting. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Lockheed Martin F-16W
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2020, 09:19:34 am »
looking neat, more please!  :thumbsup: