Special Schemes GB - Revell 1/72 F-16A COMETE

Special Schemes GB - Revell 1/72 F-16A COMETE

Postby FTS on Mon 18 Aug 2014, 10:50 am

I've been wanting to build this kit for a while as I quite like the scheme and the box it's in takes up a large amount of space! :lol: It was bought on Ebay a few years ago and came in a damaged box, but did contain an extra sprue with some more detailed parts, in particular the seat. The moulds are from 1988 unlike the 2000 moulds in the majority of Revell boxings. This kit does contain a separate jet engine, trolley and tractor with ground crew.

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Re: Special Schemes GB - Revell 1/72 F-16A COMETE

Postby Deacon on Mon 18 Aug 2014, 12:27 pm

Good lad, I was hoping you would add this build. :up:
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Re: Special Schemes GB - Revell 1/72 F-16A COMETE

Postby FTS on Mon 18 Aug 2014, 12:40 pm

Deacon wrote:Good lad, I was hoping you would add this build. :up:


I'm thinking of doing an Austrian Draken as well. Will see how quickly I get this one done.
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Re: Special Schemes GB - Revell 1/72 F-16A COMETE

Postby FTS on Wed 20 Aug 2014, 4:49 pm

This kit is actually older than I thought with the molds originally dating from the 70s and were in the kit of the prototype YF-16. The extra sprue does make a lot of difference, particuarly the seat which is rather nice. I found the wings were warped but I managed to heat them and straighten them to a relatively exceptable standard for what will be a table filler. The wingtip rails need a bit more work but wont be so obvious once I put some missiles on them. I've also given it a coat with Humbrol Primer.

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Re: Special Schemes GB - Revell 1/72 F-16A COMETE

Postby Deacon on Wed 20 Aug 2014, 7:03 pm

Well done mate as I know that you were being advised to perhaps bin this, but you have done a nice job. :up:
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Re: Special Schemes GB - Revell 1/72 F-16A COMETE

Postby FTS on Wed 20 Aug 2014, 9:08 pm

I never bin kits :lol:
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Re: Special Schemes GB - Revell 1/72 F-16A COMETE

Postby FTS on Sat 23 Aug 2014, 1:44 pm

Now to gloss and decal it
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Re: Special Schemes GB - Revell 1/72 F-16A COMETE

Postby Fumbles on Sat 23 Aug 2014, 9:07 pm

Up till now... I have never seen this scheme. I was not sure about it when I first saw you starting this one. But it has grown on me now, I like it and look forward to seeing it completed.
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Re: Special Schemes GB - Revell 1/72 F-16A COMETE

Postby FTS on Sat 23 Aug 2014, 10:02 pm

This is as much as i'll be able to get done on it before it goes on the table at Gransden tomorrow. I'll add the stores at a later date.
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Re: Special Schemes GB - Revell 1/72 F-16A COMETE

Postby Fumbles on Tue 26 Aug 2014, 8:50 pm

Looks pretty good.. Did you tint the canopy? It does seem darker in the second picture.
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Re: Special Schemes GB - Revell 1/72 F-16A COMETE

Postby FTS on Tue 26 Aug 2014, 8:53 pm

Fumbles wrote:Looks pretty good.. Did you tint the canopy? It does seem darker in the second picture.


No, the sun was out in the previous picture and the second was taken at night :lol:
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