The new engine was added to the F-16 beginning with the Block 30. This engine was the General Electric F110-GE engine. Two versions were used on the F-16, the GE-100 on the Block 30 and 40. The Block 50 fitted the GE-129 model. They are virtually identical externally. This is set for the Tamiya F-16 kit, in particular the Aggressor and CJ kit,
Packaged in a sturdy cardboard box are three high quality grey resin pieces which in themselves are packaged in a resealable plastic bag. There is a small instruction sheet that tells you what you need to replace. There are no blemishes anywhere on any of the resin pieces. The detail is phenomenal throughout.
Starting at the back, the exhaust itself which is the most visible part of the set, has flawless detail for the petals and the connecting ring. The detail on the inside is even nicer. Compared to the kit part, which has no detail, the resin piece is beautiful. One thing I noticed was that the resin exhaust appears slightly longer than the kit part. I do not know which one is correct.
The afterburner portion of the kit is a single piece that keys into the exhaust. There is minute detail along the inside that the kit part does not even attempt to show.
The final piece is a beautifully rendered afterburner flame ring. There is detail that is not included on the kit parts that is quite noticeable even though it is pretty far in there. The kit part just hints at some detail, while the resin piece looks like a miniature flame ring.
Removing the parts from the casting blocks is easy enough. The cut lines are very well shown. The instructions show where to cut. The three parts are keyed to each other to ensure the proper orientation. All this set needs is careful painting to make it work perfectly.
Test fitting of the parts indicated perfect fit.
Exquisitie detail that is significantly better than the kit parts make this set worth buying. I’m impressed with the detail throughout the set. Adding this will add significant detail to your model.
Thanks to Brengun and IPMS/USA for the review copy. You can obtain yours directly at www.brengun.cz or your local hobby shop or online retailer.