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1/32 - Republic RF-84F Thunderflash by Kitty Hawk - release in 2020 ?


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Source: http://www.themodellingnews.com/2014/04/guess-who-is-about-to-launch-new-f-84f.html#more

Strong rumours say KittyHawk is working on a 1/32nd Republic RF-84F Thunderflash kit.

Time will tell.

 

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New kit from..??

F-84F & RF-84F

1/32nd scale

Injection moulded Plastic

P/E and some very lovely decals promised as well...

 

So there you have it apparently this year is planned a very detailed and well researched F-84F & Thunderflash fighter bomber and maybe even an RF-84F Thunderflash photo reconnaissance version.

 

The F-84F was the swept wing version with a Wright J65 engine. Tactical Air Command aircraft were equipped with Low-Altitude Bombing System (LABS) for delivering nuclear bombs. 2,711 were built and 1,301 went to NATO under Mutual Defence Assistance Program (MDAP) amongst other nations were: the Belgian Air Force, Denmark, Royal Danish Air Force, France, German Air Force (Luftwaffe), Greek Air Force, Italy, Netherlands. Royal Norwegian Air Force, Turkey, even the Republic of China Air Force used this aircraft! So heaps of marking choices abide for this kit.

Several Large scale experts (rumored to be Harold Offield, Bruce Craig, Gliding Bob etc. http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/index.php?showtopic=268825&view=findpost&p=2577720) in the field are working on a hush-hush (not anymore) Thunderflash project with full weapons and an extensive decal sheet for some time later in the year. We have heard of the quality of people mentioned in the research and implementation of the kit that it seems they have got the Dream Team together for this one hopefully it transpires into a great kit.

 

We will let you know more when we are sure of the details and no doubt there will be a few hands up to (have) to build it for you when it arrives. Ohh the sacrifices us modellers face now-days!!

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Release is now expected in early 2016.

Source: https://www.facebook.com/736521713066784/photos/ms.c.eJwzNDA2NzQ3NDYyNjAwtDAy0DOECliABQxNAG6oBoY~-.bps.a.1037171313001821.1073741834.736521713066784/1037171323001820/?type=3

coming from me @ Kitty Hawk in early 2016 in 1/32 scale

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Source: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1614705148581765&id=736521713066784

 

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Jim Barnett
Jim Barnett Nice......what about the 32nd RF-84 thats' been promised for close to 2 years???
 
Kitty hawk
Kitty hawk there are many issues with F-84 series, hope all to be ironed ot by end of 2018.
 
Brad Sinacore
Brad Sinacore How about the 1/48 scale Cutlass?

 

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Based on what I have seen of most of Kitty Hawk's recent kits (Divots, slide mold screw-ups, mismatched panel lines, parts not fitting without major trimming, ejector pin marks in stupid locations), I don't plan on wasting my money on their 1/32 RF-84F (or any other Kitty Hawk junk).

Just my 2¢.

Larry

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