Academy 1/48 F-16C Block 25/32 Viper Review

Just received Academy's re-released Viper and while the kit is nice, the
decals are great! Check it out at Cybermodeler Online
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Michael Benolkin
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Michael,
Maybe I'm not looking in the right place(s) but I haven't found the review. I presume that this is a Battlestar Galatica kit, right?
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Digital_Cowboy
The subject line quite clearly said F-16C, as in the airplane.
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Dave Williams
Sorry for the confusion - Viper is the nickname for the F-16, a little nicer than "Fighting Falcon" sometimes.
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Michael Benolkin
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Michael,
Thank you for clearing that up, and I am sorry that I thought it was a Battlestar Galatica kit. I was looking for Viper, and I guess that's why I didn't see the F-16 itself.
That and with the buildup that the Sci-Fi Channel is doing on Battlestar Galatica for this Friday I guess I've got it on the mind.
Again, thank you.
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Digital_Cowboy
Viper - AKA: "Fighting Falcon"...the F-16 review...third one.
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Rufus
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Rufus,
Michael has already told me what my "error" is/was, and I've found it.
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Digital_Cowboy
I've built a couple of Academy's F-16s and really enjoyed them. I think they look the part, too. They're quite a bit cheaper than Hasegawa's kit(s) and I don't think you're losing anything in the way of detail. Now, if only they'd do a 2-seater (with and without the dorsal electronics fairing)...
Don McIntyre Clarksville, TN
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Don McIntyre
In the UK we have almost reached the end of the season run. Believe me, you are in for a treat!
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Enzo Matrix
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Enzo,
I am (as I'm sure you can tell) looking forward to seeing it.
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Digital_Cowboy
i've been snagging the torrents and it really is good. i was prepared to hate it, not liking the 2003 movie, but it's a pissah good show.
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Julian 'Penny for the guy' Hales
grab a bittorent, julian.
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e,
I've gotta agree with ya, after hearing about some of the "plot/character" changes I too was prepared not to like it either. But it has shaped up to be a pretty good show.
Gotta say that I still like/prefer the oringinal Galatica.
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Digital_Cowboy
sure, i'll alwayd be an tos fan, but the new is a different universe. i have all the originals from netflix...got a 2 week free trial, grabbed all the bsg and gerry anderson's.
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Yeah - saw...broadband connection, serial posts...
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Rufus
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e,
Yep, same here, as far as I'm concerned TOS *IS* the one and only Star Trek. It took me a LONG time to really accept TNG as being Star Trek. I mean in TNG *EVERYONE* gets along way *TOO* much.
It also took me a *LONG* time to drink Earl Grey tea, because it is/was Piccards "tea."
I'd have to say that I rank 'em in the following order:
TOS VOY (tied) DS9 (tied) ENT TNG
I mean in TNG there wasn't even really the mutal respect/animosity that Spock and Bone had. I mean *ANYONE* watching any of the "famous" Bones/Spock arguments would know and be able to tel that they are/were friends. As the only people that one could really argue with the way they do is either somoene who is family, or someone who is *REALLY* your friend. . .
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Digital_Cowboy
: : I'd have to say that I rank 'em in the following order: : : TOS : VOY (tied) : DS9 (tied) : I would rate DS9 above Voyager, simply due to more consistent plots. After a while, Voyager simply because "how shall we destroy the Voyager this week?".
DS9 also did some very good tie-ins to TOS, with "More Trouble with Tribbles"(?) being a very well done and none too serious mixing of TOS and DS9.
And, frankly, once Kes left, Jerry Ryan is fine, but she was too late to save a show that was quickly settling into one moronic variation of the stupid plot line after another.
TNG suffered from this problem starting with the 5th season or so. Plus, why do you get a actor the caliber of Patrick Stewart, and NEVER USE HIM? Well, until the 7th/last season or so... And I am supposed to buy the galactic shrimps as the menace? I don't think so... : : ENT : I haven't seen it, courtesy of UPN/WB's decision that "only once per day is enough for everybody". Not while I am still working of just starting home... Morons! : : TNG : I don't know if it is the worst, but I would tie it with Voyager for lame plots and a glaring lack of believable enemies. Plus, I never cared for the "Galaxy" class nor "Voyager" designs. And, I quit going to the movies when "Insnorection" was advertised. Way too silly... So, I never saw the "E" class.
Bruce
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Bruce Burden
yeah, the first year of tng almost killed my trknish, but i hung in and it survived. hate ds9, indifferent to the toenail, (voyager) and think the latest is getting better but has a ways. the federation of tng was a much bigger scope, more professional and less personal. it had grown up a lot and lost much warm fuzzy.
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world
I took a look at that some time ago, couldnt really understand it, but will when i get somone around who can read properly!
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Julian 'Penny for the guy' Hales

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