Tamiya 1/32 "Scorpion" IAF F-16 Barak Block 40

By Justin Ducharme

This took roughly 150-200 hours to complete, and this is my very first completed LSP. I've had lots of help along the way, specific shout out to JMREED for donating me the 600GAL tanks. Id also like to thank everyone who followed along my journey and kept me motivated. THANK YOU! I've tried some new techniques on this model like post shade weathering, which I quite like more than pre-shading the panels. This method gives it a more sporadic look, where I feel that pre-shading may look too linear in this case. This was my first crack at photo-etch and resin, I quite liked the photo etch, but I had a hell of a time getting the resin to agree. I snapped more parts into 2-3 pieces more often than not. Small note: taking photos with big models is VERY difficult.

There's a build thread for this model in the forums.

Parts that were used on this build are as follows:

Paint was a large issue for this model. There are many many slight variations used, and after countless hours of private messages and reasearch I'm quite happy with the way the colors turned out, they are as follows:

References used:

Here she sits, "The Scorpion":

© Justin Ducharme 2014

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This article was published on Friday, August 15 2014; Last modified on Tuesday, April 12 2016