Tamiya 1/32 F-16C "Have Glass"

By Andre Dorion

Catching that elusive Have Glass 5th generation paint scheme.

I had to do a lot of research and mixing paints to achieve this result. My first try was way too dark and I had to mix another batch of paint. I used RLM 66 and RLM 75 plus Alclad alu about 1/3 of each and sprayed on an Alclad alu base. If you look closely at the model, you see a bit of a metallic sheen in the paint. Pictures don't do justice to the paint effect.

So I think I got it real close but that paint, depending on lighting conditions, can turn out really dark or light. Let's not forget that when we build a model, it's a snap shot in the life of a real aircraft!

© Andre Dorion 2017

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This article was published on Tuesday, May 02 2017; Last modified on Tuesday, May 02 2017