Any Interest In The F-16 Conformal fuel tanks ?

Your Main Forum For Discussing 1:18 Scale Military Figures and Vehicles.
pickelhaube
Officer - Brigadier General
Officer - Brigadier General
Posts: 9387
Joined: Mon Jan 22, 2007 5:52 am
Location: New Orleans

Any Interest In The F-16 Conformal fuel tanks ?

Post by pickelhaube » Tue Aug 25, 2015 10:22 am

Hey Guys,

A fellow board member has interest in have me making the conformal fuel tanks for the F-16

Any more interest ?

Image

Image

Image


Image

Image

Image
Last edited by pickelhaube on Wed Aug 23, 2017 5:47 am, edited 1 time in total.
Kirk Douglas : Mine hit the ground first
John Wayne : Mine was taller



Image

rschaap
Officer - Captain
Officer - Captain
Posts: 831
Joined: Mon Feb 02, 2009 10:20 am

Re: Any Interest In The F-16 Conformal fuel tanks ?

Post by rschaap » Tue Aug 25, 2015 10:39 am

You already know I'm in for two sets.

dannyc
Officer - 1st Lieutenant
Officer - 1st Lieutenant
Posts: 621
Joined: Fri Nov 02, 2012 4:04 pm
Location: miami

Re: Any Interest In The F-16 Conformal fuel tanks ?

Post by dannyc » Tue Aug 25, 2015 1:43 pm

i think the f18 conformal tanks would be good too

rschaap
Officer - Captain
Officer - Captain
Posts: 831
Joined: Mon Feb 02, 2009 10:20 am

Re: Any Interest In The F-16 Conformal fuel tanks ?

Post by rschaap » Tue Aug 25, 2015 3:33 pm

I think the Conformal tanks give the F-16 a more muscular look. The F-18 Conformal tanks are nice but I believe they were installed on later F-18 Super Hornets. I would like to have something a little different. By all appearances it looks to be an easy conversion for someone who has a little modeling experience.

I like this one.


Image

rschaap
Officer - Captain
Officer - Captain
Posts: 831
Joined: Mon Feb 02, 2009 10:20 am

Re: Any Interest In The F-16 Conformal fuel tanks ?

Post by rschaap » Wed Aug 26, 2015 12:47 pm

I believed it was a great idea. An easy conversion for those who wanted something different for an F-16. Great idea for a foreign version.

Image

Image

Image

tko211
Fan Club President - All Go Toys
Fan Club President - All Go Toys
Posts: 1878
Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2004 11:50 pm

Re: Any Interest In The F-16 Conformal fuel tanks ?

Post by tko211 » Wed Aug 26, 2015 1:14 pm

I would take a set.

snake
Officer - Brigadier General
Officer - Brigadier General
Posts: 3656
Joined: Mon Mar 23, 2009 12:28 am
Location: Victoria,B.C. Canada

Re: Any Interest In The F-16 Conformal fuel tanks ?

Post by snake » Wed Aug 26, 2015 5:10 pm

Think those conformal tanks are a great idea Matthew. 8)

Definitely gives the Viper a different look.

My modelling days are long over, so if they were already painted, I would definitely be interested. For the "standard" BBI F-16, simply two different shades of grey.

An enthusiastic YES from me. :D

normandy
Officer - Brigadier General
Officer - Brigadier General
Posts: 5759
Joined: Mon Oct 04, 2004 6:30 pm
Location: L.I., N.Y.

Re: Any Interest In The F-16 Conformal fuel tanks ?

Post by normandy » Wed Aug 26, 2015 5:21 pm

They give the plane a very different look, great idea Matthew. 8)

Hey TKO, good to see you posting!! How have you been?

ASC McLaren
Private First Class
Private First Class
Posts: 18
Joined: Sun Jun 16, 2013 1:29 pm
Location: Western Washington

Re: Any Interest In The F-16 Conformal fuel tanks ?

Post by ASC McLaren » Wed Aug 26, 2015 7:10 pm

I'm interested, pending cost information.

snake
Officer - Brigadier General
Officer - Brigadier General
Posts: 3656
Joined: Mon Mar 23, 2009 12:28 am
Location: Victoria,B.C. Canada

Re: Any Interest In The F-16 Conformal fuel tanks ?

Post by snake » Wed Aug 26, 2015 11:53 pm

normandy wrote:They give the plane a very different look, great idea Matthew. 8)

Hey TKO, good to see you posting!! How have you been?

And great to see you posting as well, TKO.

Been far too long since we saw you last, my friend. :D

pickelhaube
Officer - Brigadier General
Officer - Brigadier General
Posts: 9387
Joined: Mon Jan 22, 2007 5:52 am
Location: New Orleans

Re: Any Interest In The F-16 Conformal fuel tanks ?

Post by pickelhaube » Thu Aug 27, 2015 10:28 am

So it looks like 5 guys have interest.

For those guys who are on the fence I am thinking around $35 and for you all who would want them ( matched ) custom painted , an additional $35.

Plus shipping
Kirk Douglas : Mine hit the ground first
John Wayne : Mine was taller



Image

rschaap
Officer - Captain
Officer - Captain
Posts: 831
Joined: Mon Feb 02, 2009 10:20 am

Re: Any Interest In The F-16 Conformal fuel tanks ?

Post by rschaap » Thu Aug 27, 2015 2:12 pm

Still in for two unpainted sets.

pickelhaube
Officer - Brigadier General
Officer - Brigadier General
Posts: 9387
Joined: Mon Jan 22, 2007 5:52 am
Location: New Orleans

Re: Any Interest In The F-16 Conformal fuel tanks ?

Post by pickelhaube » Thu Aug 27, 2015 4:06 pm

Your 2 bring the tally up to six and another guy wants a set.

Now we have 7 .

Just 3 more guys who is in ?
Kirk Douglas : Mine hit the ground first
John Wayne : Mine was taller



Image

MUDHEN336
Sergeant
Sergeant
Posts: 123
Joined: Sat Jan 02, 2010 5:59 pm
Location: Southern California

Re: Any Interest In The F-16 Conformal fuel tanks ?

Post by MUDHEN336 » Thu Aug 27, 2015 4:25 pm

Ok, ok. I'm in for one painted set.
Life is tough. It's tougher if you're stupid.

--John Wayne

ASC McLaren
Private First Class
Private First Class
Posts: 18
Joined: Sun Jun 16, 2013 1:29 pm
Location: Western Washington

Re: Any Interest In The F-16 Conformal fuel tanks ?

Post by ASC McLaren » Thu Aug 27, 2015 6:22 pm

I'm in for an unpainted set

pickelhaube
Officer - Brigadier General
Officer - Brigadier General
Posts: 9387
Joined: Mon Jan 22, 2007 5:52 am
Location: New Orleans

Re: Any Interest In The F-16 Conformal fuel tanks ?

Post by pickelhaube » Thu Aug 27, 2015 6:42 pm

ASC McLaren wrote:I'm in for an unpainted set
I counted you already.

Mud Hen makes 8

Here is a 1/32 resin kit on e-bay $26 and change .

If this goes through I will get this to scale off of .

http://www.ebay.com/itm/CMK-1-32-F-16C- ... 1c584582c5

Image
Image
Last edited by pickelhaube on Wed Aug 23, 2017 5:56 am, edited 1 time in total.
Kirk Douglas : Mine hit the ground first
John Wayne : Mine was taller



Image

snake
Officer - Brigadier General
Officer - Brigadier General
Posts: 3656
Joined: Mon Mar 23, 2009 12:28 am
Location: Victoria,B.C. Canada

Re: Any Interest In The F-16 Conformal fuel tanks ?

Post by snake » Fri Aug 28, 2015 1:25 am

pickelhaube wrote:So it looks like 5 guys have interest.

For those guys who are on the fence I am thinking around $35 and for you all who would want them ( matched ) custom painted , an additional $35.

Plus shipping

Double the price to paint, Matthew ?

You know I am not one to complain, but does seem a little pricey, considering a couple of coats of different greys on a relatively small piece.

Still in for at least one set though. :D

Think this is an easy and great 1/ 18 custom, although for some reason USAF has shied away from these conformal tanks. :?:

pickelhaube
Officer - Brigadier General
Officer - Brigadier General
Posts: 9387
Joined: Mon Jan 22, 2007 5:52 am
Location: New Orleans

Re: Any Interest In The F-16 Conformal fuel tanks ?

Post by pickelhaube » Fri Aug 28, 2015 5:37 am

Snake ...well....

Have you seen the price of paint lately ?

I am sure I can not find a paint color off of the shelf to match so I need to match my own .

After sanding and priming then final painting you are looking at about a half of days work spread over 3 days.

Then the price of paint on top of that .

It is always hard to place a monetary value on labor but you are probably looking at about 4 hours worth of work .

I probably will full build about 25 % of all my projects and I usually charge the price of the kit to do so.

Almost every time I do a full build it always seem like it is not worth the time but I still do it to try and make happy customers .

I learned a hard lesson on my Horten project. I think that I originally charged $150 or so to build and paint the original batch.

Each Horten took 40 hours to build and paint @ $150 each I would have made twice the money working at Mc Donalds Hamburgers .

So I do think that twice the price of the kit if any thing , is fair my brother .
Kirk Douglas : Mine hit the ground first
John Wayne : Mine was taller



Image

rschaap
Officer - Captain
Officer - Captain
Posts: 831
Joined: Mon Feb 02, 2009 10:20 am

Re: Any Interest In The F-16 Conformal fuel tanks ?

Post by rschaap » Fri Aug 28, 2015 10:43 am

I am keeping my fingers crossed that this happens. I could use a different kind of F-16.

Airacobra
Officer - 1st Lieutenant
Officer - 1st Lieutenant
Posts: 594
Joined: Wed Sep 01, 2010 5:18 pm
Location: MN

Re: Any Interest In The F-16 Conformal fuel tanks ?

Post by Airacobra » Fri Aug 28, 2015 5:21 pm

I would be interested in an unpainted set.
"What a magnificent aeroplane! They could have all their Spitfires and Mustangs!"
Roland "Bee" Beamont, Tempest Wing Commander

Image

pickelhaube
Officer - Brigadier General
Officer - Brigadier General
Posts: 9387
Joined: Mon Jan 22, 2007 5:52 am
Location: New Orleans

Re: Any Interest In The F-16 Conformal fuel tanks ?

Post by pickelhaube » Fri Aug 28, 2015 8:13 pm

OK ,

This looks like a go !

I am going to order the 1/32 resin kit .

Ok I just purchased the 1/32 kit .

I need to finish the JUMBO and Hanomag kits as well as a couple of commissions and I will start cutting plastic .
Kirk Douglas : Mine hit the ground first
John Wayne : Mine was taller



Image

conni64
Private First Class
Private First Class
Posts: 5
Joined: Fri Aug 28, 2015 1:04 pm

Re:Hi, Im new member, I would like to order a painted set

Post by conni64 » Sat Aug 29, 2015 7:44 am

pickelhaube wrote:Hey Guys,

A fellow board member has interest in have me making the conformal fuel tanks for the F-16

Any more interest ?

Image

Image

Image

snake
Officer - Brigadier General
Officer - Brigadier General
Posts: 3656
Joined: Mon Mar 23, 2009 12:28 am
Location: Victoria,B.C. Canada

Re: Any Interest In The F-16 Conformal fuel tanks ?

Post by snake » Sat Aug 29, 2015 7:25 pm

pickelhaube wrote:Snake ...well....

Have you seen the price of paint lately ?

I am sure I can not find a paint color off of the shelf to match so I need to match my own .

After sanding and priming then final painting you are looking at about a half of days work spread over 3 days.

Then the price of paint on top of that .

It is always hard to place a monetary value on labor but you are probably looking at about 4 hours worth of work .

I probably will full build about 25 % of all my projects and I usually charge the price of the kit to do so.

Almost every time I do a full build it always seem like it is not worth the time but I still do it to try and make happy customers .

I learned a hard lesson on my Horten project. I think that I originally charged $150 or so to build and paint the original batch.

Each Horten took 40 hours to build and paint @ $150 each I would have made twice the money working at Mc Donalds Hamburgers .

So I do think that twice the price of the kit if any thing , is fair my brother .


All right Matthew, fair enough.

Did realize there was sanding and primer involved. Plus having to match paints too.

Thanks for the explanation of the process involved. And given that, the price does seem fair.

You know I wasn't really bitching about the price. :wink:

Put me down for a painted set. Hopefully enough people want them painted to make it worth your while. :D

pickelhaube
Officer - Brigadier General
Officer - Brigadier General
Posts: 9387
Joined: Mon Jan 22, 2007 5:52 am
Location: New Orleans

Re: Any Interest In The F-16 Conformal fuel tanks ?

Post by pickelhaube » Sat Aug 29, 2015 8:12 pm

snake wrote:
pickelhaube wrote:Snake ...well....

Have you seen the price of paint lately ?

I am sure I can not find a paint color off of the shelf to match so I need to match my own .

After sanding and priming then final painting you are looking at about a half of days work spread over 3 days.

Then the price of paint on top of that .

It is always hard to place a monetary value on labor but you are probably looking at about 4 hours worth of work .

I probably will full build about 25 % of all my projects and I usually charge the price of the kit to do so.

Almost every time I do a full build it always seem like it is not worth the time but I still do it to try and make happy customers .

I learned a hard lesson on my Horten project. I think that I originally charged $150 or so to build and paint the original batch.

Each Horten took 40 hours to build and paint @ $150 each I would have made twice the money working at Mc Donalds Hamburgers .

So I do think that twice the price of the kit if any thing , is fair my brother .


All right Matthew, fair enough.

Did realize there was sanding and primer involved. Plus having to match paints too.

Thanks for the explanation of the process involved. And given that, the price does seem fair.

You know I wasn't really bitching about the price. :wink:

Put me down for a painted set. Hopefully enough people want them painted to make it worth your while. :D

We go too far back to have any ill will. :D :D :D

You are one of the good guys !!!

But there is a lot of work that goes into these things .

One of the easiest things that I make are the Pave hawk fuel booms . And are so much work to paint.

It takes about 5 mins to make and about 3-4 hours to paint. Of course not a full 3 hrs but a 3 hrs span in time.
Kirk Douglas : Mine hit the ground first
John Wayne : Mine was taller



Image

rschaap
Officer - Captain
Officer - Captain
Posts: 831
Joined: Mon Feb 02, 2009 10:20 am

Re: Any Interest In The F-16 Conformal fuel tanks ?

Post by rschaap » Thu Sep 03, 2015 5:38 pm

I can attest to that. The conversion parts I bought from Pickelhaube for my M113A2 APC that I backdated to a Vietnam era M113A1 looked great, but they needed to be cleaned, puttied, sanded, cleaned again, primered, a little more putty, primer and finally two coats of paint. The whole process took half a day, and I was in a rush to do them. So they are labor extensive. In my opinion a painted set of Conformal Tanks are worth the price if you are not the type to put in the work outside of just the installation. My two cents...

Post Reply