Halinski F-16C

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  1. Nothing

    Nothing Longtime Member

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    ive decided to embarres myself again and show my progress on this F-16.
    The internal formers went together for me with no problems.

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    I left the gear bays and cockpit empty because im not going to go to the trouble if this turns to crap. I started skininning. this is a lot harder than one would think. and im having trouble with the intake skins.

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    its not real pretty but it is an improvement over my first attempt.
  2. cgutzmer

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    Looks great to me! I know I am my worst critic - prolly the same for everyone!
    Chris
  3. benhpark

    benhpark Stealth Modeler

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    Looks excellent! Fantastic fit.

    I hope the same thing happens for your F-22, your next project^^

    P.S. Did you know...? J-10 of China's PLAAF happens to be very similar with F-16 and Lavi, one of the cancelled Israeli fighter project. Hmmm...
  4. dansls1

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    She looks good so far. Out of curiousity which date / version of this kit are you building? I've got the 1994 version on my stack.
  5. Nothing

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    this is the 94 version. it was the only one i found. the only thing so far i dont like is the glossy paper they used.

    yes. the lavi was a direct developement off the F-16 platform. i believe israel was trying to develope an indiginous fighter so as not to be reliant on other countries. thats why they developed the merkava.
  6. Lex

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    F-16 -> Lavi -> J-10......... I believe.

    Nice build so far, may I ask what is the thickness of the formers?
  7. Nothing

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    the formers are 1mm.
  8. dansls1

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    Yeah, I'm not a fan of that glossy paper either. When I go to build it I think I'll scan and print it - I think it'll be nicer that way.
  9. Lex

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    Yea, I think real most aircraft surface are pretty "matt" with their paints.
  10. Nothing

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    i thought about scanning it, but my scanner is not big enough for the pages. and my scanner repositions a partial scan so all the parts would off.
  11. dansls1

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    I've been meaning to take a kit into Kinko's and see what they can do about either doing copies onto cardstock or even scanning into a digital image format that I could bring home and manipulate into printable pages. I really am hoping they'll do it - I think I'll leave the covers at home so I just have pages to copy and I don't think they'll think twice about copyright or anything.
  12. Nothing

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    been tryin to resolve the intake. its giving me a bugger of a time though.

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