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Turkish Air Force F-16C Block 50 151.Filo – HASEGAWA 1/48

Turkish Air Force F-16C Block 50 151.Filo

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Hasegawa 1/48 scale F-16C kit box numbered 07232. Well detailed engraved panel lines, some small fitting problems, seam line along the two part canopy. No detail in the landing gear and gear bays. Air intake is 4 peaces. Thatswhy to make intake seamless is very difficult. Cockpit side panels good detailed but instrument panel and glare shield are too small. I preferred resin instead of the orijinal seat. Given weapons suitable for SEAD  (Suppression of Enemy Air Defences) operation F-16 but i convert the weapons for SEAD Training Mission to make this F-16C. Dummy AGM-88, Dummy AIM-9 and ACMI Pod. Paints are Vallejo Acrylics, clear varnish Tamiya X-22, mat varnish is Microscale. Decals are Caracal Models

I did some modifications to make more detailed finish;

Instrument panel Multi Function Display was created from plastic card and glare shield expanded to make its normal width.

Seam line over canopy was deleted  with sand paper, polished with nail polishing sponge.

Canopy inside was detailed by using plastic, putty and some wire.

I changed the canopy color. To make this i used mix of (%90) Tamiya X-22, (%5) Tamiya Smoke X-19, (%5) Tamiya Clear Yellow X-24. This mixture was sprayed to canopy with airbrush only one layer but thick as possible.

Landing gear bays and strut was detailed using combination of stretched sprue, wire, cable and some plastic parts.

Air intake was made seamless as possible after a lot of putty-sanding-painting process.

Strong metal wire was used for static dischargers.

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Evergreen plastic parts were added to detail inside of exhaust nozzle. Afterburner assembly was imitated from another model. Burned effect was made with dry pastel.

Radome and Radar Homing and Warning Sensors are  product of Royal Resin.

IFF Antennas and its base are Evergreen plastic.

And finished model.

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Republic F-84G Thunderjet Tamiya 1/48

Turkish Air Force F-84G Thunderjet

Paints are Vallejo Acrylics. Some panels painted slightly different tone by adding few drops of grey colors. Varnishes are Microscale. Decals from Babibimodel.

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F-8E “VF-111 Sundowners” Academy 1/72

United States Navy F-8E “VF-111 Sundowners”

This F-8E is 1/72 scale, Academy kit, box number 12434. Fully engraved panel line and rivets details. Details are clear and clean. Almost no fitting problem. Details in the landing gear bays are standart 1/72 scale detail but cockpit relatively better. Clear parts are enough clear, detailed and fitting good. Box gives MK-82 SNAKEYE bombs for alternative loading but they are not realistic. AIM-9 and Zuni rockets tubes are standart 1/72 scale.

There is no detail set used for this model. All improvements are scratch build

  • Nose gear strut extended nose up due to typical F-8’s aft center of gravity. Original one was totaly compressed.
  • All flaperon and slats are seperated to make down position.
  • Stretched sprue was use for switches inside of cockpit and some styrene sheets for panel base. Seat was detailed same way and belts made by using masking tape.
  • Landing gear bays are detailed with various wire and cables.
  • Some panels are opened over fuselage and detailed especially gun area.For detailing i used styrene sheets and sprue as always.
  • FOD Cover made by using styrene sheet to hide inside of the intake.

Vallejo Acrylics used for painting. Diluting with normal water. Matte and Gloss varnishes are Microscale Acrylics. Decals are kits decal, good quality.

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