F-16C”AV 525″

This is Hasegawa’s 1/48 F-16CJ which has been updated into a CM variant. Improvements include a Aries resin cockpit, Astra Decals and a Quickboost pitot tube. Detail on the stock kit was quite basic although it had nice refined panel lines. The kit has been modeled after an aircraft of the fighter squadron at Aviano AFB, specifically one that is taking part in Operation Inherent Resolve. Painted with Tamiya acrylics and weathered with an oil wash. Weaponry has also been used from Kinetic’s F-16F kit as well. Overall very happy to have built a “Buzzard”.

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F-16F Block 60 in UAE service

 

This is Kinetic’s F-16F Block 60, modeled in UAE service. the kit has great detail but is lacking in fit and sprue design, one AIM-9M that the kit comes with was broken in the box. otherwise the kit is quite good but I wouldn’t recommend it to a new modeler. The kit comes with a lot of external stores, enough to fill multiple aircraft so +1 to Kinetic for that. painted with Tamiya acrylics and weathered with an oil wash.