Scale 1/72
Manufacturer Aero Masks
Accessory ID AM72-F1631
Accessory Title F-16C "Blue Splinter" Mask
Types Featured F-16C
Kit Designed For  

Aero Masks sheet AM72-F1631 provides a set of stencils for the F-16C in the Splinter scheme as applied to aircraft from the 18th AS based at Eilson AB. The sheet focuses on the "blue/blue/grey" scheme.

The stencils come on two separate A5 sheets and total 57 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 (FS35450, FS35109 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