Saturday, 3 August 2013

Budget aerospace fighter

Found this nifty little F16 kit in the local "around the £" shop this morning.  To be honest, I wasn't expecting much but I thought it might be useful for construction a crashed aerospace fighter objective marker.

"Based on" the General Dynamics F16 Falcon

 I was pleasantly surprised by the contents, a neat injection moulded styrene kit.  The instructions obviously haven't be written by anyone who has actually seen the kit (let alone assembled it - if followed, correct assembly is actually impossible!) but hey, it only has 8 parts so it's not actually very hard to work out.

Assembly step 1: throw away the instructions!

 It comes on 2 sprues (or "sheets" as the instructions refer to them!).  No mould release marks or sink marks, very well cast.

Assembly step 2: open packet and throw away awful stickers!

A couple of minutes with cutters and a craft knife and it's all assembled.  No undercarriage or other small details but it has got engraved panel lines which I thought was quite impressive for such a cheap kit.

Assembled and ready for action.

I'm very pleased with the end result, a great little fighter for a tiny price.  It won't need much work to "sci-fi" it up and turn it into a crashed 'plane.  If you wanted to create an airfield for games, these could cheaply and easily provide some extra scenery over which to fight.
15mm figure for scale.

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