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1/48 X-29 from Freedom model F-20

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Has anyone try converting Freedom model 1/48 F-20 into a 1/48 X-29? Any idea what changes are required? I know the main landing gear is from F-16, just wondering how much of a hack its going to take.

 

TIA

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There was an article in Fine Scale Modeler many years ago (mid 80s) about kitbashing and scratchbuilding an X-29 in 1/48, maybe someone has a copy or a link?

 

edit: May 1986 issue, here’s one on evilBay

 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Fine-Scale-Modeler-May-86-Israel-Merkava-Grumman-X-29-Spacecraft-Starship-/400265528960

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The forward fuselage of the X-29s were taken from F-5As, so the Kinetic Freedom Fighter would be a better starting point than the F-20.

 

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2 hours ago, jenshb said:

The forward fuselage of the X-29s were taken from F-5As, so the Kinetic Freedom Fighter would be a better starting point than the F-20.

 

 

The X-29 also had the F-5A type canopy not present in the F-20 kit. Obviously it would be easier to convert the aft fuselage from an F-20 kit? Maybe you can find an Monogram kit for inexpensive?

 

Cheers,

Hoops

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Besides them both having the F404, not much else is common between an F-20 and the X-29 aft ends.  The X-29 even used F-16 MLG.

 

-Gregg

 

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Find a Kinetic F-5A, and work from there, so front end from the F-5, arse from the F-20, and landing gear from an F-16?. My math isn't woking but you could cheat... lol

 

Cheers

H.

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ATTAC make a conversion with the rear fuselage only and wing.

 

You will find an F-5A (Classic Airframes or Kinetic) with F-16 main landing gear.

 

 

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