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Janissary January 22nd, 2012 10:40 AM

1/48 Tamiya F-16 C-to-D Conversion
Hello everybody. I am new to this forum. Recently I learned about it and I have to say I have learned a lot already reading all the interesting topics on jet modeling and tweaks. Great resources. I wanted to share my recent build.

This is a Turkish AF 152. Squadron F-16D. This squadron does not perform SEAD/DEAD missions, so the munition is not realistic (call it a show bird). The decals are the fantastic Caracal Decals. The C to D conversion was something I had never tried this before so it was a little difficult for me. I had a lot of fun though. I had been wanting to build a 152. squadron model for the longest time and finally managed to do it.

I was inspired by Habu's C to D conversion I saw a while ago:

That gave me the courage to try the conversion.

Studio photos:

Janissary January 22nd, 2012 10:43 AM

Janissary January 22nd, 2012 10:45 AM

Tomcatmatt January 22nd, 2012 11:20 AM

Very nice!

Jens H. Brandal January 22nd, 2012 11:23 AM

Talk about making a big splash in the pool! Welcome to Z-5 - looking forward to seeing more of your work!


viper01 January 22nd, 2012 01:22 PM

Hey there!
Good to see you found your way to Z5!
As I already mentioned on the other site, great work!


meagap January 22nd, 2012 01:28 PM

WOW! Nice way to make an entrance. That is beautiful.

ORANGF15Guy January 22nd, 2012 01:44 PM

Welcome and great job on the conversion.

jmreed76 January 22nd, 2012 03:46 PM

Stunning build! Your eye for detail is truly outstanding! Paint work and weathering are "Spot On!" Looks like a real A/C....Welcome aboard :thumbs-up:

A4s-4eva January 22nd, 2012 10:34 PM

great work indeed. Very sharp paint finish

Habu January 22nd, 2012 11:35 PM

Totally diggin it dude. Weathering is impeccable. Glad I could help!

Janissary January 24th, 2012 08:15 AM

Thank you very much all! It was a fun build. I like double seaters a lot so could no longer resist the conversion. Habu's build gave me the right ideas about how it can be done.

Yankymodeler January 24th, 2012 02:50 PM

Nice build. I like the dual tinting on the canopy, make for a candid look!

durangokid January 24th, 2012 03:02 PM

Unreal! The weathering is absolutely beautiful!

POMPEO January 26th, 2012 12:00 PM

Hello Burak, Welcome to our forum... This is a great place to share our builds, congratulations for your nice viper...


f-15ERJ145 January 26th, 2012 01:06 PM

Nice Viper

hornet78 January 26th, 2012 05:37 PM

Very Nice and great Pic's!


Pete "Pig" Fleischmann February 3rd, 2012 07:11 PM


What a stunning model! The finish is outstanding- Very very nice!



Sid de Koning February 6th, 2012 08:37 AM

FABULOUS! What a beauty!

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