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NSW Scale Model Expo 2005
F-16DJ Block 52

by Gary Wickham


General Dynamics F-16DJ Fighting Falcon


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Here is Hasegawa's 1/48 scale F-16DJ Block 52 kit completed with a Black Box cockpit, a mix of kit and TwoBobs decals, and loads of scratchbuilt goodies.

Wanting to add something a bit eye catching, I remembered a Verlinden F-16 model with the pilots helmet and flight map draped on the fuel tank.



The Sidewinder, HARM and AOA sensor covers where built from plastic card whilst the RBF tags where fashioned from metal foil.

The decals are primarily from the kit with the national insignia and stencils taken from a TwoBobs sheet.

I have subseqently found that this particular aircraft is a Block 50 (rather than a 52) and as such should have the small intake and PW nozzle. I can squarely blaim Hasegawa for this error as I followed their instructions ! Live and learn.

This model will find its way to a new home shortly as it was built on commission.



Editor's Note: This model was took Gold at the NSW Scale Model Expo in May 2005 at Koonawarra south of Wollongong. You can see more of Gary's model on his website, the Scale Spot



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Model and Text Copyright 2005 by Gary Wickham
Images Copyright 2005 by Brett Green
Page Created 04 May, 2005
Last Updated 04 May, 2005

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