F16C Block 25/32
By Brian Cavet
I built this Tamiya 1/48 F16C Block 25/32 model as one that was used by the Vermont Air National Guard. The heads-up display was done with iridescent ribbon that was punched with a circle punch.
The static dischargers on the trailing edge are bristles from a nylon scrub brush. I had to use a number 97 drill bit – which is almost invisible – to drill the holes for the bristle.
Usually I dip canopies in Future floor wax, but since the F16 canopy is a blown canopy the wax tended to pool where it started to flair back out. Instead I airbrushed it with Tamiya X22 clear.
Photos by Jeff Junker