1.48 f16 Arctic Bandit

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  • Home AircraftBiplanes JetAirplanes 1/48HasegawaF16CArcticBanditbyBurtGustafson

    1/48HasegawaF16CArcticBanditbyBurtGustafsonVotes:4Votethis Rate

    BurtGustafson,bringsoutanF16paintedwithoneofthemostattractiveCamoschemes!Greatpaintingjob,forasimpleOOBbuild.WelldoneBurt!

    1/48HasegawaF16CArcticBandit

    byBurtGustafson

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  • Foryourviewingpleasure,herearesomephotosofmy1/48scaleHasegawaF16CArcticBandit.TheArcticBanditsaretheaircraft(24F16Cs)ofthe18thAggressorSquadron,basedatEielsonAFBAlaska,USA.

    Themissionofthe18thAggressorSquadronistoproviderealistic,combatadversarytraininginair,spaceandinformationoperations.Aggressorsquadronsuseenemytactics,techniques,andprocedurestogivearealisticsimulationofaircombat.

    Inshort,theF16softhe18thAggressorSquadronplaytheroleofthebadguys.

    Inthephotosnotetheweaponsloadout,acaptiveAIM9LandanAN/APX95TACTSPod.CaptiveAIM9Lmissileshaveliveseekerheadsbuttherestofthemissileisnonfunctional.Thebluebandsonthemissilebodysignifythatitisatrainingmissile.TheAN/APX95TACTSPodisanairborneairdatasensor,electronicaltimeter,andinertiasensorusedtosend

    datatogroundreceivingstations.Asatrainingtool,itisusedtojudgetheeffectsofsimulatedweaponsfire.

    ThiswasanoutoftheboxbuildexceptfortheAN/APX95TACTSPodandtheseatbeltsIaddedtotheejectionseat.TheTACTSPodisfromtheHaseagawaAircraftWeapons:Dkit.Thiswasastraightforwardkittobuildbecausethepartsfitwereexcellent.Notethoughthetwocanopypartshadpartinglinesdownthemiddlewhichhadtobesandedout.Andit

    requiredsomeextrasandingtogetthepiecestofitintoplace.

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    AllpaintsusedforthismodelwereairbrushedwithModelMastersandFloquilenamelpaints.ThemodelhereispaintedinthenewArcticpaintscheme:CamouflageGrayFS36622,DarkGullGrayFS36231,andSemiGlossBlack.ThelandinggearsandwheelwellswerepaintedwithFloquilReeferWhite,andthenoseconeDarkGrayFS36176.NotethattheArcticpaintscheme(Black,White,andGray)isjustoneofthreepaintschemesusedbythe18thAggressorSquadron.Thereis

    theBlue/GrayCamouflageschemeandtheBrown/GreenCamouflagescheme.

    DecalsThedecalsforthiskitwereflawless.Theyarewellprinted,easilyplacedonthemodelandsnuggeddownnicelytothemodel.Thekitoffersdecalsforfouraircraft.IchosetogowiththedecalsforaircraftnumberAF86290.Lookingatthemodelphotosonemightgettheimpressionthattherearenotalotofdecals.Trustmethereareatonofdecalsonthis

    model,manyarestenciltypedecals.

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  • Thiskitwasapleasuretobuild.Thepartsfitwasexcellent,cockpitandexternaldetailisquitegood,andthedecalsweresuper.Theoverallqualityofthiskitisexcellent,typicalofaHasegawakit.Iwaspleasedwiththefinishedmodelan

    impressivemodelanditlooksliketherealaircraft.

    TextandPhotosbyurtGustafson

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