Scale 1/72
Manufacturer Aero Masks
Accessory ID AM72-F1619
Accessory Title F-16C Splinter Mask
Types Featured F-16C
Kit Designed For  


Aero Masks sheet AM72-F1619 provides a set of stencils for the F-16C in the more recent "Splinter" scheme as applied to aircraft from both the 18th AS based at Eilson AB and the 64th AGRS from Nellis AFB. The sheet focuses on the "off-black/grey/off-white" scheme.

The stencils come on two separate A5 sheets and total 51 individual pieces. The instructions are complex, as the splinter scheme was layered (i.e. some of the colours overlapped or were painted over other colors). the instructions are thus in steps, with seven being needed to paint the three main colors for this scheme (FS36628, FS37038 and FS36270).

This approach is ideal for schemes with "hard" edges, especially in 1/72. These sheets are therefore highly recommended (and work well as I can confirm, having used their "blue splinter" set!)

Aero Masks can be reached via their website.

Review and images by Chris St Clair