When I heard the USAF were remanufacturing some Texans they reclaimed from Davis-Monthan as part of an Austerity plan to
bolster homeland security (given the loss of funding for F-22\F-35) then I had to build one in small scale. I gather they are
reinforcing the wing with carbon fibre to ensure that a launching missile does not damage the plane.

Kit is Heller 1/72 with sidewinders, launch rails, seat, pilot and decals reclaimed from a part built Hasegawa F-16 I found in the loft.

Painted with Lifecolor US low-viz greys, base is plastic coffee jar lid with brass rod in drilled hole and then lid weighted with polyfiller

Spinning prop is Photoshop as I couldn’t get blown prop to show any motion blur in pics