Tamiya's 1/32 scale
General Dynamics F-16C Aggressor
Tamiya's 1/32 scale F-16C is available online from
Ever since I purchased the Two Bobs Aggressor decal
sheet I knew I had to build this bird (I needed to purchase their new
sheet also, as it has been sized for this new kit, the basic change was
around the refueling area on the spine).
I detailed the kit cockpit with the new Eduard F-16
Color placards. I can’t believe the detail that they can put on the
etched metal pieces. Be careful when using pointed edge tweezers as the
paint can be “chipped” from the parts! If you haven’t seen these yet, I
can endorse them without qualification! They’re beautiful.
I still need to add the Aggressor weapons /
electronics load as I am scratch building some of the components.
After construction and looking at the detail
pictures on the Two Bobs sheet, I determined that in 1/32 scale, a hard
edged color demarcation was more realistic than a soft edge demarcation.
In my opinion, this is a toss up and each modeler will need to decide
for themselves which they would like to use.
At this time, I must say that the Two Bobs decal sheet performed
excellently. I can’t detect any silvering and with a little setting
solution, they went on perfectly. Kudos to Bob on the quality of his
This kit is the most detailed and easy kit to build
that I have yet attempted. Any construction problems I had were of my
own making by working too fast or out of sequence on the instructions!
The kit was built in a three week time period using a couple of hours
every other night. I don’t normally work at this pace, but I wanted to
finish this kit.
In summary, I would highly recommend this kit to anyone wanting a
detailed, easy to construct (but time consuming) kit of the F-16 Block
32. Now, on to the Block 52!
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