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Nord
14 Apr 07,, 23:15
My first aircraft, still in the works..

I started this yesterday, a kit from Hasegawa..

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http://www.armor.se/images/aircraft/f16/img_0218.jpg

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dave lukins
15 Apr 07,, 19:41
Nord is there no end to your talents?? The F16 was the best in its day, a fabulous aircraft

glyn
15 Apr 07,, 20:36
Nord is there no end to your talents?? The F16 was the best in its day, a fabulous aircraft

Leave the Jockalese Neck Juice alone. What are you talking about? :confused: The F-16 is still in production.

dave lukins
15 Apr 07,, 21:23
Leave the Jockalese Neck Juice alone. What are you talking about? :confused: The F-16 is still in production.

Yes, but now getting "on a bit" in todays terms:)

glyn
15 Apr 07,, 22:46
Yes, but now getting "on a bit" in todays terms:)

Not at all. The current versions with the high block numbers are so much more capable than the original batches in every respect. Todays F-16 may look rather similar to the first Falcons to the uninformed, but under the skin it's a different story. New and improved radars, avionics, engines, conformal fuel tanks, range of weapons it can carry and everything else. It has been a story of continual improvement. The designers didn't hibernate after the prototype first took to the skies! I expect production to continue for some years yet.

Bluesman
15 Apr 07,, 22:56
Not at all. The current versions with the high block numbers are so much more capable than the original batches in every respect. Todays F-16 may look rather similar to the first Falcons to the uninformed, but under the skin it's a different story. New and improved radars, avionics, engines, conformal fuel tanks, range of weapons it can carry and everything else. It has been a story of continual improvement. The designers didn't hibernate after the prototype first took to the skies! I expect production to continue for some years yet.

Indeed. This thang can still whip 95% of the world's front-line adversary aircraft.

Nord
01 May 07,, 09:33
http://www.armor.se/images/aircraft/f16/img_0251.jpg

http://www.armor.se/images/aircraft/f16/img_0253.jpg

http://www.armor.se/images/aircraft/f16/img_0269.jpg

http://www.armor.se/images/aircraft/f16/img_0270.jpg

http://www.armor.se/images/aircraft/f16/img_0273.jpg

http://www.armor.se/images/aircraft/f16/img_0275.jpg

http://www.armor.se/images/aircraft/f16/img_0281.jpg

http://www.armor.se/images/aircraft/f16/img_0283.jpg

I found a pic of the real plane...


http://www.armor.se/images/aircraft/f16/2007421225530_41145134_F165.jpg[br][br]

Comparing

http://www.armor.se/images/aircraft/f16/img_0273.jpg

Here I have added the green light from the real plane, and some thing at the chair...

http://www.armor.se/images/aircraft/f16/img_027g3.jpg

RSS Formidable
04 Jun 07,, 18:06
wow! very realistic. must have taken you much time and effort to achieve that level of realism. :cool:

Shamus
05 Jun 07,, 02:38
This looks fantastic Nord,wonderful detail.:) I was watching the real thing today here in Michigan.The Michigan Air national Guard flying out of Selfridge ANG base just east of me had a couple up today.I remember the first day the ANG got to take them up after transitioning from the F-4.They were like kids in a candy shop.;) They put on quite a show.This is still one of my favorite modern aircraft.Great job.:biggrin:

Indirect Fire
05 Jun 07,, 03:10
So, can you maybe teach me how to properly build one of these?

The last one I made, an SR-71, didn't come out right because of a HUGE gap between the top frame and the bottom frame.

wabpilot
07 Jun 07,, 04:03
Nice work Nord!

And, Glyn is right, the F-16 late blocks is very capable. Even the earliest blocks have negative stability making them very difficult adversaries. One tangles with an F-16 only with great respect for its capabilities.

kompikos
26 Sep 07,, 21:33
Absolutely beautiful work! It's very realistic and as a matter of fact while viewing the pictures I thought for a second that the real photo was one of the model photos! Congratulations Nord!

Nord
18 Oct 07,, 22:17
Thanx my friends...

hobogeo
30 Oct 07,, 17:01
Fantastic work nord ,hats off to you.Makes me want to start modelling again.

Nord
30 Oct 07,, 20:00
That is some critique...:biggrin:

hobogeo
04 Nov 07,, 01:59
Hi NORD,just dropping you a line,rather then use the photo shop for the nav lights try to apply a silver or chrome colour first, then apply a clear colour afterwards, just a hint. hobogeo

buddho
26 Nov 07,, 06:04
Excellent work, Nord!

Nord
26 Nov 07,, 15:35
Thanx to both of you!

Welcome Buddho... :rolleyes: