F-16 A (Revell 1:144) - Completed

F-16 A (Revell 1:144) - Completed

Joined: July 12th, 2005, 9:28 am

March 18th, 2018, 11:21 pm #1

Here are a few photos of the model presently on my workbench. It's Revell's F-16C boxing, that I am using to build an Israeli F-16 A, used during Op. Opera.



The kit includes all the parts to build a A model, but the Mk 84 2000pds bombs, used in that operation, are not.

Although there are 1:144 Mk 84 bombs in the aftermarket offerings, I decided to build them from scratch, turning the bomb casings from brass rod and building the fins out of brass sheet (0.12mm thick). At this scale, they are only 26 mm long.



I hope to post more soon.

Cheers

Marco Preto
http://mpminiatures.wordpress.com
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Joined: April 13th, 2015, 3:43 am

March 27th, 2018, 3:25 am #2

Beautiful job so far and the scratch built tanks are incredible. That's one kit I very much need to add to my 1/144 stash.
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Joined: October 15th, 2007, 9:23 pm

April 20th, 2018, 8:20 am #3

wow, that is super. I wish I had a lathe to be able to do similar things!
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Joined: February 26th, 2005, 11:49 pm

April 20th, 2018, 4:22 pm #4

Nicely done so far.  Can't wait to see the end.

And making the bombs from brass rod.  Brings up the question, "It this a pragmatist's hobby?"  And the answer is "Definitely NOT!!"  
because where' the fun in doing it the easy way?  :-)

Jim
Not everything had changed, only the important stuff. - Charles Stross
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Joined: July 12th, 2005, 9:28 am

May 2nd, 2018, 2:53 pm #5

After a small break, this tiny model returned to my workbench and it is now ready for some color!






Cheers

Marco Preto
http://mpminiatures.wordpress.com
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Joined: April 20th, 2018, 8:47 pm

May 3rd, 2018, 3:41 pm #6

That’s looking great. Look forward to seeing it painted up!
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Joined: April 20th, 2018, 10:12 am

May 13th, 2018, 3:46 am #7

This'll be good, gotta love 1/144 👍
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Joined: July 12th, 2005, 9:28 am

May 21st, 2018, 9:22 am #8

After a short intermission (a short trip to visit my wife's family), this model got some attention again.

Camouflage is ready!






I hope to apply decals soon.

Cheers

Marco Preto
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Joined: February 26th, 2005, 11:49 pm

May 21st, 2018, 4:15 pm #9

Well, you've got my attention.  Nice camo job.  If the rest of the project goes this well, you've got a winner there.

Jim
Not everything had changed, only the important stuff. - Charles Stross
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Joined: July 12th, 2005, 9:28 am

May 28th, 2018, 8:56 am #10

Here are a few more photos of the progress made this last weekend.

Decals are applied and base colors completed (but there are still lots of details to be picked up).



The panel lines are being marked using a thin lead pencil (0.3mm). It works well for these tiny model, applied over a flat or satin surface and any mistake can be easily erased.


The upper fuselage has this process at its early stages (just the rear is done so far).



I hope to complete it soon.

Cheers

Marco Preto
http://mpminiatures.wordpress.com
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