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1/32 - Northrop (R)F-5E/F Tiger II by Kitty Hawk - F-5E released

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A family of 1/32nd Northrop (R)F-5E/F Tiger II is in progress by Kitty Hawk

Sources:

https://www.facebook.com/song.wang.5076/posts/1914093262182623

https://www.facebook.com/song.wang.5076/posts/1913898622202087?pnref=story

 

- ref. KH32018 - Northrop F-5E Tiger II

 

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- ref. KH32019 - Northrop F-5F Tiger II

 

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- ref. KH32023 - Northrop RF-5E "Tigereye"

 

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V.P.

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Lets just hope that its true! They've already pulled the rug out from under us once before with this. My fingers are crossed.... Fred K

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Looks nice.  Parts breakdown is very similar to the AFV Club 1/48th kit it seems. 

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That helmet (and arm) is tripping me out. :hmmm:  Lens distortion or 1/24?

 

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Hmmm they give you both noses but only -6 LERXs for sharknose version. Looks like will need to cut the LERXs for the non shark nose versions then. No AIM-9J/Ps too which is pretty common for foreign Tigers. Can't make out if they gave a early or late canopy (vented) though. Mavericks in the CAD but not in the kit! Hope it comes in the F-5F release!

 

Breakdown is quite similar to the Has kit. I am worried about the fit on the fwd nose area though as it seems to be fully panelised from the gunbay onwards. Might be tricky if planning for a fully closed up nose.

 

Other than that looks good enough for me. If they had included the IFR probe and South American tail I would be a happy man!

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I have this kit in hand and spotted an annoying error. The right hand console panels are arranged facing the back compared to published drawings and photos. 

 

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Mark

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4 hours ago, gb_madcat_sl said:

I have this kit in hand and spotted an annoying error. The right hand console panels are arranged facing the back compared to published drawings and photos. 

 

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Mark

 

Yup...... just from looking at it I can tell that you are indeed correct Mark. I haven't gotten my kit yet, but there seems to be a number of mistakes resulting from poor research, on what otherwise looks to be a really nice kit. Hopefully they're all just minor tweaks, and not anything major. Fred K.

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Upon further inspection, I found that they actually printed the right console decal in the correct orientation. Lol. 

 

Mark

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haha noticed that too, shouldn't be too hard to correct, but still pretty major!

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Hmmm that throttle seems to be set at half power too? Or am I wrong?

 

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From the pics online, KH have made no attempt to correct problems pointed out in the -E and just duplicate the problems, including now 2 unusable pilots. Nor made any efforts on the accuracy of their marking options. The S'pore F-5F is totally wrong for the markings(color and size) and the paint scheme pattern, not to mention the fact that if my 20+ yr memory is correct, 855 was most likely already upgraded to F-5T when it flew in the 2 tone camo, which entails structural and cockpit mods. The RTAF option is also a similarly upgraded bird under their Super Tigris AUP although this bird kept the sharknose.

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