Liakis Panos

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Telecom Engineer

Athens - Greece

Born in Athens - Greece. Study Telecom Engineer in Orsay - France. 35 years experience in micro-computing and integration of TCP/IP systems.


How to build a Greek F-16 Zeus plastic model?

By on (page updated at 02/11/2017)

How to build a Greek F-16 block 52+ The Zeus version. Use the right plastic model and colors .

Greek F-16's have parabrake extensions on their fins. Revell's F-16C kit includes a normal F-16C tail, as well as an F-16A tail with two different parabrake options. A fairly simple cut and splice will give you the extended F-16C tail. Cut the F-16C tail along the lines indicated in the picture then attach one of the spare sets of parabrake parts; it's a simple matter of cutting/scribing along existing panel lines. I found it easiest to perform the surgery before joining the left and right tail halves as this allowed me to align and glue the parabrake parts on a flat surface. As the base of the F-16C's tail is wider than that of the F-16A, a thin, approximately .010, sheet or strip styrene spacer will be required. They also have slightly different contours, so the front of the parabrake will need to be filled and sanded to shape - sheet styrene, gap filling CA and Mr. Surfacer make short work of it. Finally, sand off the ECM bulges and zigzag RAM pattern (depending on which parts used) re-scribe any panel lines lost in the surgery. It is a fairly simple job, and almost takes longer to describe than to actually perform. The second picture shows the completed assembly.

1. Which plastic using?

Kinetic or Tamiya?

2. Decals

3. Weapons

No weapons for the demo

4. Color for the greek F 16 Zeus

The "black" area are: RAL 5004 (black blue) equivalent to FS 35042. In Vallejo is: 70.898 and Hobby color H54 Navy bleu.

The greek flag is RAL 5017 (Traffic Blue) equivalent in Hobby color H15 Bright Blue.