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Tamiya 1/32 F-16 Thunderbirds kit

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Last one I saw was on EBay and went for almost $400.

 

you can buy  Conversion sets for the small intake and PW exhaust,  but still no aftermarket solution for the LW gear and hardware.

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Odd, a few months ago there were many available on Ebay, some of us thought the kit was back in production, but looks like they have all disappeared again...

Edited by Marcel111

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2 hours ago, timvkampen said:

and we are all waiting for the holy grail B/D models and the A (MLU)

 

Academy’s SUFA builds into a really nice D.  That box is loaded with all kinds of goodies.  

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2 hours ago, A340 Pilot said:

I'm really looking for an Italian single seater with narrow intake and FW100 A/B Can and tail exthension.

 

Don't you need a F-16A for that?

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Yes, would have thought so, but master Italian modeller Pierpaolo Maglio maintains the "Thunderbird" is the best.

Stein 

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The only F-16As out of the box are the old Hasegawa or Revell kits.  If you want a “modern” kit, it’s pretty much down to Academy or Tamiya.  Of the two Tamiya kits, the Thunderbirds kit is easier to convert to a F-16A.

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Yes, L'Ultima Diana based on the F-16A-ADF / MLU. And the Indonesian display team in dazzling red & white. Badly needed in 1/32 scale. 

 

I remember the days thirty-five years ago when whole USAF Wings swapped F-4s for F-16s at the rate of about one-two Wings a year — they were everywhere

And now, they've sort of disappeared from the aviation consciousness. 

 

Tony 

 

 

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22 hours ago, Tony T said:

Yes, L'Ultima Diana based on the F-16A-ADF / MLU. And the Indonesian display team in dazzling red & white. Badly needed in 1/32 scale. 

 

I remember the days thirty-five years ago when whole USAF Wings swapped F-4s for F-16s at the rate of about one-two Wings a year — they were everywhere

And now, they've sort of disappeared from the aviation consciousness. 

 

Tony 

 

 

Not sure what you mean- are you referring to the F-4? because the F-16 is everywhere and still being built.

 

cheers

 

Pete

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1 hour ago, Pete Fleischmann said:

Not sure what you mean- are you referring to the F-4? because the F-16 is everywhere and still being built.

 

cheers

 

Pete

 

There used to be loads of F-4s and loads of F-4 kits, and in the middling scale there still is a trickle of new ones. 

For the past four decades there have been loads of F-16s but the number of LSP kits, in particular, is pathetically small — does Tamiya hate it? 

Why no skinny F-16A, B/D or even Block 60 with optional love handles? 

 

Just mould the Thunderbirds kit in grey, put it in a plain brown box with no decals and we'll buy it. 

 

Tony

 

 

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