Tamiya 1/32 F-16CM 55th FS "Operation Unified Protector 2011"
By Markus Breier
I recently finished my big scale Viper, built from the fabulous Tamiya kit with some aftermarket stuff thrown in.
I built it as a F-16CM 91-0389 from the 55th Fighter Squadron during Operation Unified Protector in August 2011, operating from Aviano Airbase.
The mixed loadout is chosen according to pictures of the aircraft taken on the 31st of August 2011.
The decals are a mix of the Afterburner Decals "Shaw Shooters" and Speed Hunter Graphics "Big Scale Vipers" sheets.
Aftermarket stuff used:
- Black Box Cockpit
- Aires Exhaust
- Wheeliant Wheels
- Shull24 AN/ALE-50
- GT Resin Sniper pod and HTS pod
- Videoaviation GBU-38
- Eduard Exterior PE
- Master Models AOA probes
- Master Models Static dischargers
I also scratchbuilt some parts, like the JHMCS sensor, wheel well details and the BRU-57, which was converted from an Academy BRU-33.
Here is a link to the WIP: http://forum.largescaleplanes.com/index.php?showtopic=60894.
© Markus Breier 2017
This article was published on Thursday, May 25 2017; Last modified on Thursday, May 25 2017