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Italeri F-16D Fighting Falcon – Part 2

Fuselage Bottom And Tail Section

19 engine access panels builded at bottom fuselage.Only 4 of them at bottom fuselage and tail section are resin detail set from “HADMODELS 148003 Exterior set for Hasegawa kits” used in Italeri F-16.

All access panels planning to be detailed are engraved. Two of them detailed with some proper size of metal coffee filter

Bottom of the fuselage,2 open panels behind the landing gear on the left of jet are the “Jet Fuel Starter”. Front panel with filter is for air delivery and rear one is for exhaust during engine start. They are going to have half closed cover before finishing model.

Hyraulic filling and servicing doors. One for hydraulic A,left side and the other is for hydraulic B right side of the bottom fuselage under front wing root. Totally builded from plastic, detailed with spare gauges decals

Coming next two scratch builds. Small one is for Ground Air Cooling Plug, big one is for Fuel Servicing panel.

Close up look for fuel servicing panel after install.

And Ground Cooling plug.

Picture above also shows complete Hydraulic access and servicing panel after assembly.Panel between these panels base look for gun compartment gas delivery bay. It will be almost closed panel thats why detail is builded less.

Coming photo is showing some parts of “HADMODELS 148003 Exterior set for Hasegawa kits” resin detail set after painting.

And looks after attached the “HADMODELS” resin parts in the fuselage. After the resin  assebly i added some hydraulic lines over the resins.

Remaining 4 engine access and maintanence panels are totally scratch builded with various plastic and cables.

Final photos of F-16D Fighting Falcon – Part 2 are from tail sections. The detail shows the Fight Control Acumulators area for the rudder sections.

The detail is a part of “HADMODELS 148003 Exterior set for Hasegawa kits” resin again which is perfect detail for this area.

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Hobbyworld Quickplinths

Thanks to hobbyworld-e.com for the perfect airfield bases.

The bases are printed in high resolution with the latest printing techniques for rigid material in various sizes and scales.

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You can use them directly to expose your models or permanent basis for making a scene.

They are divided by theme and reproduced in the most common scales.

Here some examples:

1/48 scale   “Desert Airfield Bigsize 01” ground base with my 1/48 scale F-14 Tomcat.

Look at the closeup view that gives perfect realistic ground effect.

1/48 scale “German Tarmac WW2 Bigsize 02” ground base with my 1/48 scale F-4E Phantom.

Closeup view is same clean and realistic.

1/72 scale “Aircraft Carrier Deck Bigsize 01” aircraft carrier base with my 1/72 scale F-8E Crusader.

Bases gives same quality realistic closeup picture.

Last photos are to show up the size of the bases. They are really big that enough for three 1/48 scale aircraft in a 1/48 scale Quicksand plinths.

Plints are available at:

http://www.hobbyworld-e.com

 

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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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