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Kitty Hawk 1/32 F-5E/F Tiger II / Special Interest Group (SIG) !

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Just reviewing the 1/32 ''Future Releases'' mode search on Hannants (Uk) website.

Nothing yet for the Kittyhawk 1/32 F-5E Tiger II.

 

179 items listed but no decals, no photoetch, no resin enhancement kits for the F-5E.

Nothing at all.

:(

SharkOwl

 

Reference https://www.hannants.co.uk/futurereleases?search_direction=asc&scale_id=953

 

PS :

Please do not disperse on too many threads on the same subject, it will be easier to follow ! 

Thanks.

 

 

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On 8/6/2018 at 12:38 AM, Ivan Ivanovich said:

Nyet.

The IRQ7A/BRQ7A seat is not included. 

I am tinkering with one right now. The issue I have found, if I make the seat fairly close to scale, it will be sitting way too high. 

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40 minutes ago, Harold said:

I am tinkering with one right now. The issue I have found, if I make the seat fairly close to scale, it will be sitting way too high. 

 

Which means you need to do a proper cockpit for it :)

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AMS Resin 1/32 F-5E Tiger II Wheels, Early Ejection Seat & Late Ejection Seat at Sprue Brothers !

Excellent.

Please AMS Resin, do not forget :

An ADF Fin Fillet, an In Flight Refueling Probe, two Intake Covers, an access ladder and (why not) a complete resin cockpit !

 :clap2:

SharkOwl  

 

Reference :

http://store.spruebrothers.com/category_s/2361.htm?searching=Y&sort=3&cat=2361&show=60&page=1&brand=AMS Resin

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22 minutes ago, SharkOwl said:

AMS Resin 1/32 F-5E Tiger II Wheels, Early Ejection Seat & Late Ejection Seat at Sprue Brothers !

 

Excellent.

 

Please AMS Resin, do not forget :

 

An ADF Fin Fillet, an In Flight Refueling Probe, two Intake Covers, an access ladder and (why not) a complete resin cockpit !

 

 

 :clap2:

SharkOwl  

 

 

 

Reference :

 

http://store.spruebrothers.com/category_s/2361.htm?searching=Y&sort=3&cat=2361&show=60&page=1&brand=AMS Resin

 

 

 

and PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE a IP for the pre/post 2008  planes .

 

pretty please ?

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3 hours ago, Harold said:

Do you have photos?

 

Pics below shamelessly stolen from previous posts...

 

Original early F-5E IP layout:

(included)

 

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F-5E IP with RWR Azimuth indicator and RWR control panel, applicable to F-5E a/w with production RWR installation:

(E.g. Switzerland, pre-2008 USN F-5N, Singapore, late AIDC-built ROCAF F-5E, et al - not included)

 

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USN F-5N post-2008 Litton GPS upgrade:

(not included)

 

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Post-2008 F-5N  fuselage spine GPS dome:

 

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So this may have been answered before, but, I can’t seem to find the answer.

 

I have been trying to figure out the Kittyhawk F-5E, it seems that the kit, has many variants. As boxed, what does this kit represent? What version, year range, and country does this represent? Is this kit a mixup or is there a specific application, if built out of the box, it represents?

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Built out of the box the kit fairly accurately represents a late, RWR-equipped F-5E with an, technically speaking, incorrect (early) F-5E instrument panel lacking the RWR-specific display and dials. As such. it's a great kit.

 

This given (and again, technically speaking), and based on the included decal marking options, the suggested F-5N VFC-111 markings  (ex-Swiss AF F-5E's) are the closest representations of the box content, only requiring dfferent instrument panels (pre- and post-2008 INS upgrade) plus the addition of the post-2008 fuselage spine GPS dome.

 

[EDIT]

In fact, RSAF F-5E "873" is the closest representation of the box content - shave off the RWR fairings, the dorsal VHF antenna base, omit the chaff/flare dispenser, and Bob's your uncle.

 

In principle, any other of the suggested marking options needs more or less extensive modifications.

 

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Post-1999 RWR upgrade:

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1986-1996/1997 timeframe (pre F-5S upgrade):

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