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1/48 - Northrop F-5A/CF-5A/NF-5A/SF-5A Freedom Fighter by Kinetic - released - new boxing in October 2020

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No kit is made in continuous production. When they sell out they sell out, and in most cases a new batch will be made some years into the future. It's seven years since this kit was released and evidently most of the production has now sold, so if you want one buy one now from HLJ.

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3 hours ago, Work In Progress said:

No kit is made in continuous production. When they sell out they sell out, and in most cases a new batch will be made some years into the future. It's seven years since this kit was released and evidently most of the production has now sold, so if you want one buy one now from HLJ.

To me fair, some manufactures do seem to have short production cycles, anyway they do manage to keep their kits good available, Tamiya for example, otherwise Meng and Zvezda are quite good too, Zvezda's more than 9 years old La-5 and Bf109 are still available everywhere. The worst is probably Hasegawa and Revell, indeed you have to wait years if you missed the train. In my experience Kinetic is quite good too in this regard, but their F-5A seems to be an exception. The upside is that they have switch to in house production in recent years, with better injection quality, so in the new production there should have less sink marks to deal with.    

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Info received directly from Kinetic Models :

 

The Kinetic 1/48 F-5A Freedom Fighter kit could eventually be re-released under a new kit number with a brand new

mega decal sheet of 22 different markings.

😎

SharkOwl

 

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Well now... Italeri slated to re-release the 1/72 NF-5 kit, and now Kinetic in 1/48? :yahoo:

 

That's gonna hurt my wallet :banghead:

 

 

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Posted (edited)

Just released the Cor van Gent updated ultimate reference book about the KLu (Dutch AF) Northrop NF-5A/Bs.

Source: https://www.aviationmegastore.com/northrop-nf5-de-historie-van-de-nf5-bij-de-koninklijke-luchtmacht-9789086161799-lanasta-9789086161799-netherlands/product/?action=prodinfo&art=168253

 

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Here at LM - ref. 48110 - Northrop NF-5A/F-5A/SF-5A Freedom Fighter

https://www.luckymodel.com/scale.aspx?item_no=KI-K48110

Box art & schemes

 

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V.P.

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Ah. Never seen that one. 

:thanks:

I'm a bit averse to bumping threads from that far back tbh; it might tempt people to react to 8 year old posts.

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Thanks

great news here!

 

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1977 F5g Norwegian Jokers aircraft ,should be Greenham Common not Fairford .

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Thanks for the info Homebe

The good news of the summer !

(for me)

Kinetic Model is also announcing on their facebook page, from a question about it, another future reboxing of this kit

for Canadian CF-5A and USAF F-5A Freedom Fighter (Skoshi Tiger ?) .

Comments on their facebook page about this ''very sought after'' new NF-5A/SF-5A/F-5A reboxing, include many requests

for a RF-5A Recon Nose optional part.

 

Any resin manufacturer interested ?

😎

SharkOwl   

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9 hours ago, Grizzly said:

1977 F5g Norwegian Jokers aircraft ,should be Greenham Common not Fairford .

And Orland should be Ørland ..... 🙂

 

The four aircraft of the Flying Jokers had different roundel sizes, although from the instructions they appear to be the same.

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8 minutes ago, Vingtor said:

And Orland should be Ørland ..... 🙂

 

The four aircraft of the Flying Jokers had different roundel sizes, although from the instructions they appear to be the same.

By the way Vingtor !

It could be time for you to reprint your superb 1/48 very complete Royal Norwegian Air Force F-5A/B Freedom Fighter decal sheet No. 48-007 no longer available.

Thanks in advance.

 

SharkOwl

 

 

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6 hours ago, SharkOwl said:

By the way Vingtor !

It could be time for you to reprint your superb 1/48 very complete Royal Norwegian Air Force F-5A/B Freedom Fighter decal sheet No. 48-007 no longer available.

Thanks in advance.

 

SharkOwl

 

 

Agreed!!!!

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11 hours ago, SharkOwl said:

By the way Vingtor !

It could be time for you to reprint your superb 1/48 very complete Royal Norwegian Air Force F-5A/B Freedom Fighter decal sheet No. 48-007 no longer available.

Thanks in advance.

 

SharkOwl

 

 

It has been on my mind..... 🤔

 

Possibly also do a sheet for post-1972 aircraft.

 

Nils

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3 hours ago, Vingtor said:

It has been on my mind..... 🤔

 

Possibly also do a sheet for post-1972 aircraft.

 

Nils

Very cool Vingtor.

Please let us know here if and when the reprint of 48-007 ‘’1966-1972’’ RNoAF F-5A/B reprint will be available !

The same for your eventual ‘’1972-2000’’ RNoAF F-5A/B future decal sheet.

After 2000, there was also 3 x F-5A  that were kept flying until 2007, serving with Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace

for tests in the "Eye of the Tiger" programme, supporting development of the Norwegian Penguin anti-ship missile.

Best regards

😎

SharkOwl  

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23 hours ago, Vingtor said:

And Orland should be Ørland ..... 🙂

 

The four aircraft of the Flying Jokers had different roundel sizes, although from the instructions they appear to be the same.

How about some 1/72 F5A/B RF5. Norwegian markings ,for those ESCI kits I have please 🙂

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11 hours ago, Grizzly said:

How about some 1/72 F5A/B RF5. Norwegian markings ,for those ESCI kits I have please 🙂

If/when I do new F-5 decals, they will be in both 1/72 and 1/48 scale. I doubt 1/32, due to the shortage of kits.

 

Nils

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Posted (edited)

Wolfpack Design will release a RF-5A Recon resin nose for the Kinetic 1/48 F-5A Freedom Fighter.

Cool ! Thanks to Wolfpack !

 

SharkOwl

 

Facebook reference : https://www.facebook.com/pg/wolfpackd/posts/?ref=notif

 

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Posted (edited)

Merci pour l'info Requibou! 😉

 

Sample picture

 

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Wolfpack-Design

We will roll out 1/48 RF-5A Freedom Fighter Recon Conv. Set (for Kinetic 1/48 F-5A).
We are considering to make some decals too.

 

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Wolfpack-Design

Yes, I’m considering to cast it by clear resin too. (It’s a sample.) And we will change a PE part too. RF-5A and F-5A have a slightly different side console.

 

Source: https://www.facebook.com/wolfpackd/photos/a.630752223684653/3123304531096064/

 

V.P.

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Not too long after Kinetic had realized that they provided two left wingtip tanks by mistake, they tried to correct it by adding proper parts for right wingtip tank. However it is still concidered as an unsuccessful attempt because the new right tank is noticeably thinner compared to the left one and still looks wrong. Hope they finally make it right this time.

 

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