Tamiya 1/32 F-16C Barak

By Nicolas Renoult

This is the first 1/32 kit I've built, in 2009/2010, and I've been hooked by this wonderful scale (never built any other scale from this time).

It is the Tamiya block 50 kit, with the Isracast conversion, Aires cockpit, wheel bay and exhaust, and Isradecals decals.

She stayed unarmed for years, and this week I decided to finish the ordnance I've bought for her in 2010. They are Spice bombs and Python 4 missiles from Isracast. The quality was not amazing (way far from Flightpath, AMS or Zactoman !), but they at least exist, and one painted they look not so bad.

I modified the cushion on the seat, to make the sheep fur type instead of the standard fabric type.

This Tamiya kit is one of the best kit ever, a real pleasure to build. On the other hand, the Aires AM were a pain to set in the kit (especially the wheel bay...). But it's worth it, as they are very crispy and fully detailed.

The Isradecals are great, but instead of using the scorpion decal I painted it in order to have exactly the same sand color than the camo. I transferred the drawing of clear masking sheet, and cut a stencil.

© Nicolas Renoult 2013

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This article was published on Tuesday, October 22 2013; Last modified on Tuesday, April 12 2016