Buckeye Viper

Build Information

  • Manufacturer – Tamiya
  • Scale – 1:48
  • Aircraft – Lockheed Martin F-16C Block 30
  • Markings – 178th Fighter Wing, Ohio ANG
  • Paint – Model Master
  • Aftermarket – Twobobs Decals

Quick Review

Buckeye Viper, an F-16C flown by the Ohio Air National Guard, was built in 2012, and represented an aircraft flown by someone from my hometown.

Like almost every other Tamiya kit out there, this one was a gem to build.  It fits and it was easy to build.  Tamiya gives us some good options for underwing stores on this kit as well.  Three drop tanks, GBUs, AIM-120s and AIM-9s.

Markings for this Viper came from Twobobs, their set Buckeye Vipers #1.  They go on really well and settled into every rivet with some Solvaset.

This is one of those kits that will end up on my workbench again.  I definitely recommend it for those of you who like modern jets.


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