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

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

Postby Stuart » Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:05 am

Hi All,

I don't know whether it's the fact that I'm stuck in another national lockdown, trying to work from home with both my kids climbing up the walls (with the schools closed) and my wife struggling to cope with it - but I really can't get that enthusiastic about a large 1/48 kit right now. So whilst I'm going to dip into the Lightning now and then and work on the detail painting, I thought I'd build something a bit simpler.

Tamiya's newish F-16CJ with added gear!

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I'm on a bit of an F-16 kick at the moment, and when it arrives it'll be interesting to see how this compares to the old 80's Airfix kit I'm building.

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

Postby KSaarni » Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:24 am

Nice upcoming catch Stuart!

And yes, the Covid situation sucks in the UK at this moment of time!

Stuart wrote:I'm on a bit of an F-16 ....... see how this compares to the old 80's Airfix kit I'm building.


I would guess like comparing a plank of wood with a smartphone ? :giggles:


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

Postby Stikpusher » Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:29 am

You guys sound like California... :whistle:

As far as the F-16s go, well it will be something of a comparison of state of the art over a four decades difference. Both will look like F-16s in the end I’m sure. But the moldings will be literally ages apart.
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Re: 1/72 F-16 CJ Block 50 (With Full Equipment)

Postby LyleW » Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:03 am

My goodness! For their difference in age, be respectful of the Airfix.... :giggles: I would think the Tamiya would be years ahead (pun intended) in quality. But, as Carlos said, they should both look like F-16 aeroplanes.
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Re: 1/72 F-16 CJ Block 50 (With Full Equipment)

Postby Floki » Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:33 pm

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

Postby Medicman71 » Fri Jan 15, 2021 1:21 pm

Tamiya Vipers are hands down the best F-16 kits out there.
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Re: 1/72 F-16 CJ Block 50 (With Full Equipment)

Postby Stuart » Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:05 pm

Thanks Gents - I can't wait for it to turn up!
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Re: 1/72 F-16 CJ Block 50 (With Full Equipment)

Postby LyleW » Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:10 pm

Well? We’re waiting...
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Re: 1/72 F-16 CJ Block 50 (With Full Equipment)

Postby Medicman71 » Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:25 pm

Turn up? Did this happen?

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

Postby LyleW » Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:28 pm

Wonder if firing the ejection seat would flip it over?
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