1/72 F-16 CJ Block 50 (With Full Equipment)

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Re: 1/72 F-16 CJ Block 50 (With Full Equipment)

Postby Stikpusher » Sun Feb 28, 2021 10:01 pm

Thank goodness for those metal landing gear sets. I know that I have watched my kids damage a few of my builds over the years... :hmm:
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Re: 1/72 F-16 CJ Block 50 (With Full Equipment)

Postby Stuart » Mon Mar 01, 2021 4:16 am

Yeah it was rather annoying - I'd only put on the table for a second whilst I moved some boxes - she walked past with a drippy woollen jumper - snag - splat :headslap:

Like you said, it could be worse. I'm almost finished the Airfix F-16 and once that's done I'm just going to carry on with everything else on this build that doesn't involve the nose gear.
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Re: 1/72 F-16 CJ Block 50 (With Full Equipment)

Postby Stuart » Fri Mar 05, 2021 5:40 am

Well the SAC white metal gear has turned up, and now the Airfix Falcon is out of the way I can get back onto this - Mind you, I'm not sure about this replacement gear, maybe I'd better take it out of the box... :headslap: :giggles:

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As an aside, I don't know for the life of me why people buy this SAC stuff, it's just a poor copy of what's already in the kit and the quality is bloody appalling :hmm:

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Re: 1/72 F-16 CJ Block 50 (With Full Equipment)

Postby Stikpusher » Fri Mar 05, 2021 12:59 pm

The primary advantage of the metal gear is that it is less fragile than the kit parts, so it takes weight better. It mimics the kit parts so that it is a drop in fit, as opposed to modifying the kit parts to accept the metal replacement.
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Re: 1/72 F-16 CJ Block 50 (With Full Equipment)

Postby Stuart » Fri Mar 05, 2021 3:11 pm

:hmm: Yeah, I can see that - I guess the 'plug n play' aspect would help and although it does seem pretty soft (every part in the box is bent as I said) it would take a tad more weight. It would be nice if they enhanced it a bit though with some brake lines etc.
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Re: 1/72 F-16 CJ Block 50 (With Full Equipment)

Postby Stikpusher » Fri Mar 05, 2021 9:59 pm

There’s another company, I can’t remember the name at the moment, that makes landing gear from brass, and it’s very well detailed. I don’t know if it’s drop in or not.
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Re: 1/72 F-16 CJ Block 50 (With Full Equipment)

Postby Medicman71 » Sat Mar 06, 2021 3:03 pm

Stikpusher wrote:There’s another company, I can’t remember the name at the moment, that makes landing gear from brass, and it’s very well detailed. I don’t know if it’s drop in or not.


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Re: 1/72 F-16 CJ Block 50 (With Full Equipment)

Postby Stuart » Sun Mar 07, 2021 2:39 pm

Cool!
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Re: 1/72 F-16 CJ Block 50 (With Full Equipment)

Postby Stuart » Thu Mar 25, 2021 12:14 pm

:hmm: um... Tried to get this build moving again and attached the new white metal nose leg, but it bent, and then snapped when I tried to straighten it, leaving the leg stub superglued in the nose well. :headbang:

Man this kit REALLY doesn't want to get built - :whiteflag: I think it's going to go back to the SOD, possibly the bin...
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Re: 1/72 F-16 CJ Block 50 (With Full Equipment)

Postby Floki » Thu Mar 25, 2021 5:50 pm

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