1/48 Have Glass V scheme F-16 Block 52.

Joined: May 19th, 2013, 2:03 am

June 29th, 2018, 4:31 pm #1

Hasegawa kit built pretty much from the box.  I’m just adding a Steel Beach intake/exhaust cover set and a Quicboost seat.  I purchased some Hataka lacquers primarily to get the Have Glass shade. This is excellent paint. It’s a typical bullet proof lacquer that covers evenly and with good color density.  It dried a bit grainy due to the metallic properties, but buffed out nicely with a cotton cloth. I’ll be using more Hataka.
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Joined: May 11th, 2005, 3:20 pm

June 29th, 2018, 4:40 pm #2

NNNNNNNNNNNice !
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Joined: March 22nd, 2018, 7:25 pm

July 1st, 2018, 5:30 pm #3

Looking beautiful John.
I'm not retro, my stash got old. ~John Krukowski
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Joined: May 19th, 2013, 2:03 am

July 2nd, 2018, 4:24 pm #4

Hit a small bump in the road today.  The Have Glass gray lifted up a bit with masking tape.  It was really the oddest thing.  I tested it on scrap plastic and it resisted pull up and couldn’t be scratched. Unfortunately, it performed more like a weak acrylic then a lacquer when applied to the model.  The other two grays performed fine on bare and primed plastic.  I primed the TERs and Sidewinder rails with Tamiya primer and left the tanks unprimed.  When I do my next Have Glass F-16, I’ll hit it with Tamiya gray primer first.  I’ve never needed to use a primer with Tamiya or Mr. Color lacquers.
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Joined: May 19th, 2013, 2:03 am

July 2nd, 2018, 4:25 pm #5

These pics are of the repaired/repainted surfaces.
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Joined: May 11th, 2005, 3:20 pm

July 2nd, 2018, 9:37 pm #6

WHOOOOOOOOOOOO !
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Joined: May 19th, 2013, 2:03 am

July 5th, 2018, 12:26 pm #7

Most of the decals are on.
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Joined: May 21st, 2013, 12:45 pm

July 6th, 2018, 1:18 pm #8

These upgrades/kit improvements pertinent to all Block 52 machines, or only USAF?
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Joined: May 19th, 2013, 2:03 am

July 8th, 2018, 4:34 pm #9

The paint is exclusive to USAF planes at this time.  SC and Minn ANG F-16s are optimized for SEAD role and usually carry a Sniper pod on the right side of the intake and a HARM targeting pod on the left.  I'm building this one with four X GBU-12, two X wing tanks,two X Aim-9, and two X Aim120.  As such, I'm not installing the HARM pod.  I built this one from a Hsegawa Polish AF boxing. Actually, the Polish and other export Block 52s feature more visual changes then the USAF examples.
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Joined: May 19th, 2013, 2:03 am

July 10th, 2018, 2:54 pm #10

The 21st century Viper is shaping up!  I’m going to steal a Sniper pod from my Kinetic Block 50 F-16D Kit and mount it on the right side of the intake. Since I’m arming it with 4 GBU-12s and 4 air to air missiles, I’m not installing the HARM pod on the left side of the intake.
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