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General Dynamics F-16A Block 10

Model you purchased has been designed in 1: 32 scale, in the colors of the Israeli Air Force.
(115 Squadron (Flying Dragons) based at Ovda Airbase.
It is medium difficult to build for less experienced modelers.
The model can be build in two versions basic and easy . The basic version includes
detailed interior of pilot cockpit and translucent canopy , wheel housing and undercarriage.
The easy version does not include those features , however , you can mix the two versions
according to your personal preferences and level of skill. Parts for the easy version
are numbered with same numbers like basic version but with green ink and the letter "E".
The model can be printed using any kind of printer, few things however are important to
print it correctly .
1- Each page containing the parts of the model must be printed on the same scale with out
scaling down or up.
2- Before printing make sure you have enough ink to print entire model.
Replacement ink cartridges in the middle of printing will cause slightly but visible
color change
3-Do not rush with printing. Print one page at a time.
Every sheets has a note instructing you on what kind of paper should be printed on.

INSTRUCTION:
Before you can start, you need to assemble some additional materials necessary to
print and build this model.
You need:
15 Sheets 8.5/11 (or A4) of uncoated card stock (cover) with thickness of approximately 0.2 to 0.25 mm.
(80-100 # or 200-270gsm)
3 Sheets 8.5/11 (or A4) of little lighter uncoated text stock with thickness of 0.15 to 0.18 mm.
( 80-100 #Text or 116-188gsm).
1 Sheet 8.5/11 (or A4) of regular copier stock 24#.
1 Sheet 5.5/8.5 of transparent foil for ink jet and laser printer.
2 Sheet 8.5/11 of cardboard with thickness of 0.7-1 mm.
A few small paper clips.
Good glue , like Weldwood Contact Cement or Beacon 3 in 1 Advanced Craft Glue.
Very sharp scissors and X-acto knife to cut out your parts.
A blunt knife to score fold lines and form cylindrical parts, a ruler and some 100 grit sandpaper.

General Dynamics F-16A Block 10


MODE L AS S E MB LY
In preparation to as s emble your model glue all parts from pages 1, 2 and 3 to 1mm card s tock
and cut them out when you need them.
F US E LAG E
Model as s embly s tarts with front s egment of fus elage (parts 1,2,3 and ribs IF,IB, IIF,IIB,IIIF,IIIB
Next is the cockpit s egment with parts 4 to 10 and rib IV F .
Details and method of cons truction is s hown on page 1 of As s embly Ins truction
NOT E : As s embly Ins truction s how model in bas ic vers ion. F or model in eas y-bas ic vers ion
you can s kip all the parts of cockpit interior and us e part 92E ins tead 92.
As s embly of center s egment of fus elage begins with cons truction of s keleton
(page 2 of As s embly Ins truction) and its s hell pages 1 to 8 of As s embly Ins truction.
During cons truction of this element Y ou need to decide whether you build a model
with open undercarriage or without. If you decide on open undercarriage s ee page 6
for ins truction how to as s emble es s ential elements .
NOT E : Us e wire tamplets X1 and X2 to form s upport wire.
If you wont to build your model in fly configuration without undercarriage us e part 18E ins tead of 18
and s kip all the elements of main landing gear bay and landing gear its elf.
Next is the engine nozzle parts XB , 25i and 25o. (P age 9 of As s embly Ins truction)
NOT E : Make s ure that the part XB is directed to the ins ide of the engine nozzle.
Las t s egment of fus elage is the air intake with front landing gear. (page 10 of As s embly Ins truction)
NOT E : As with the main landing gear in eas y-bas ic variant you can s kip all the parts of
front landing gear.
NOT E : F ace of part 30 have to be directed to the ins ide of the air intake.
Las t s tep in fus elage as s embly is to connect all three s egments s hown on
page 11 of As s embly Ins truction.
WING S AND T AIL OF AN AIR P LANE .
As s embly of vertical s tabilizer is s hown on page 12 and 13 while order and manner
of as s embly horizontal s tabilizer and the wings is s hown on page 8 ,13 and 14.
NOT E : Make s ure part 36 is form to s hape s hown by blue s ymbols placed by this part.
P age 14 als o s hows as s embly of wingtip mis s ile lunch rail.
Las t s tep is to glue all s mall details to vertical and horizontal s tabilizers ( page 13 ).
E J E C T ION S E AT AND P ILOT C OC K P IT INT E R IOR
S tep by s tep of ejection s eat as s embly is s hown of page 15 and page 16 s how how to as s emble
ins trument panel. On the s ame page you will als o find firs t s tep of as s emblt of airplane conopy.
T his is probobly the hardes t part of building this model.
After you cut part 92 out of translucent sheet start gluing parts 93l and 93r fom the inside of parts 92
to close all notches. (page 16) then part 94. The part 92 that you see is nathing like F-16 conopy ,
only when parts is attachet to the model it will gain correct shape.
Next make little incisions in places mark by bold white lines around pilot cockpit (page 17).
In these incisions, insert teth from parts 92 starting from front of left side of the airplane.
Last step is to glue outside borders of conopy ,parts 95 and 96.

General Dynamics F-16A Block 10


UNDE R C AR R IG E AND WHE E LS
As s embly of front undercarriage and front wheel is s hown on page 18.
F irs t make a tight roll out of part 97 , but open enough to ins ert s trengthening wire.
T hen glue parts 98 on both s ides of part 97 . Ins ert ready componnet on wire.
Next you need to bend the wire exactly like is s hown on picture from page 18 and
then you can glue remaining parts .
T he s ome procedure us ed to main undercarriage which as s embly s hows
page 19 of As s embly Ins truction.
P arts of main and front wheel glue to 1 mm thick card and after cutting them out as s emble
wheels as s hown on pages 18 and 19. In the middle of each wheel make a hole allowing
it attachment to the axle.
T HE R E MAINING P AR T S
P age 20 of As s embly Ins truction s how how to as s emble ventral fin and arres ter hook
as well as res t of the remaining parts which are neces s ary to complete whole model .
P ages 21 to 2 5 s hows as s embly of pylons ,fuel tanks and mis s iles .