Sunday 17 May 2020

Falcon - Finished!

Now that all the decals are in place, it was a simple matter of installing the fuel tanks, missiles and canopy.

I'm very happy with the result. I intended to place it inside a small display case on a strip of tarmac, but that will be a different project.

Kit: F-16 MLu (Mid-Life upgrade)
Scale: 1/72
Manufacturer: Revell (#04612)
Price: around €10 (second-hand)
Number of parts: 98
Time spent: 18 hours
Project completion time: exactly 1 year

Paint: (Vallejo)
  • Black primer
  • Pale grey blue (71.046) - belly
  • Intermediate blue (71.005) - topside (partial)
  • Various shades of grey (lost track)
Other products:
  • Alclad II klear kote (semi-gloss before decals and matte afterwards)
  • Formula '560' Canopy glue (for glueing transparent parts)
Findings or issues?
It was a pretty straightforward build, no fit issues that I recall. The small antennae at the rear tend to "disappear" but that's just my clumsiness.
It would have been finished a year ago had it not been for me losing interest in applying 200 decals.

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