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F-16A (Revell 1:144)
marcopreto
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Posted: Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 04:25 AM UTC
Here are a few photos of the model presently on my workbench. It's Revell's 1:144 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
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jimb
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Posted: Monday, March 19, 2018 - 11:16 PM UTC
Impressive work on the bombs.

Jim
JClapp
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Posted: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 03:52 AM UTC
Good idea. Nice bit of metal working.




marcopreto
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Posted: Tuesday, May 01, 2018 - 08:00 PM UTC
Thank you for your kind comments.

Here are a few more photos of this model (it as just returned to my workbench).






Cheers

Marco Preto
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marcopreto
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Posted: Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 02:35 AM UTC
Here are a few more photos






Some ""spider feet" were inevitable as I kept the airbrush so close to the model (to keep overspray to a minimum), but they were easily touched up with a paintbrush.

I hope to apply decals soon.

Cheers

Marco Preto
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Joel_W
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Posted: Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 02:50 AM UTC
Marco
the Camo paint scheme really came out well. It's hard for me to grasp that you accomplished this in 1/144 scale. Simply amazing.

Joel
marcopreto
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Posted: Sunday, May 27, 2018 - 01:58 PM UTC
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
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Joel_W
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Posted: Monday, May 28, 2018 - 12:45 AM UTC
Marco
Looking real good. Like your lead pencil panel line procedure. It's something I can surely use every so often.

Joel
marcopreto
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Posted: Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 08:16 AM UTC
It is finally completed.




















I hope you like it.


Cheers

Marco Preto

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Joel_W
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Posted: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 01:00 AM UTC
Marco
Just an amazing build. the finished models looks great and looses nothing in the small scale.

Joel