Academy 1/32 General Dynamics F-16I SUFA
So it begins. A big build with all the goodies. This is going to include full LED lighting for the cockpit, Nav and landing lights. Model will be placed on a runway diorama.
Paints Used: Tamiya, Gunze
Aftermarket Used: eduard big ed, Aires resin cockpit set.
|1||In part 1 Phil gives an overview of the kit: describes the objectives of this build and reviews the aftermarket parts to be used to detail the kit. Work starts on assembling and fitting the resin cockpit.|
|2||In part 2 work begins on the fibre optics and the painting and weathering of the cockpit.|
|3||In part 3 the fibre optics are installed and work on the cockpit is completed. Phil demonstrates how to make seamless intakes using lacquer thinners and sprays the intake white.|
|4||In part 4 the intake nav lights are wired up and the main gear wells installed.|
|5||In part 5 the wiring for all the lights is installed and the fuselage is sealed up. The leading edge flaps are changed to the landing position.|
|6||In part 6 the inner engine is painted. All of the lumps, bumps and photo etch parts are attached to the exterior. The fuel tanks and pylons are assembled.|
|7||In part 7 the canopies are polished and then masked. The model is then closed up and prepared for spraying.|
|8||In part 8 Phil discusses what paints are going to be used. The whole model is then given a coat of primer followed by pre-shading using Tamiya XF-1.|
|9||In part 9 the underside is given a coat of light grey and work is started on the camoflage patterm spraying it freehand.|
|10||In part 10 Phil carries on with the painting of the camoflage pattern and makes a custom paint mix to get the correct shade of green and brown.|
|11||In part 11 the metal areas are sprayed using bufferable metallizer paints before proceeding to the decaling stage.|
|12||In part 12 the decaling is completed and the model is sprayed with a satin coat, followed by a dark dirt wash, then a final flat coat.|
|13||In part 13 the landing gear is painted and detailed. The canopy is dipped in a gloss varnish to improve clarity. The landing gear is installed.|
|14||In part 14 the wiring for the LED's is made to look like brake lines. The weapons are finished and installed. The base is completed ready for the final reveal.|
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