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4 hours ago, mike romeo said:

Presumably at no extra cost?🤔

As the manufacturer is Dreammodel it would be appropriate to answer: "in your dreams!"

 

I got my coat already...

 

Jay

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Good afternoon all

https://www.scalemates.com/kits/dreammodel-dm720013-northrop-f-5e-tiger-ii-early--1304314

https://www.martola.com.pl/en306/produkty89825/northrop_f_5e_tiger_ii_early_

 

''Never in the field of model making has a brand asked so much to so many modellers for such a small model" ..

 

Joking aside I really hope that DM will sell a lot of this but as far as I am concerned I prefer the F-5 A/B models ..

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Patrice

 

 

 

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I doubt it. Can't see why they couldn't have just included them in the box & priced the kit accordingly. I just think these far Eastern manufacturers take the piddle. 

They're all the same, for instance they make well detailed cockpits but never include seat belts.

 

Martin

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3 hours ago, lasermonkey said:

Forty five euros for that? Jog on!

 

Price on Hannants dropped to £25 after Wolfpack advertised there at about that price point. We will see what Sprue Bro’s asks in the USA. At that price, I’ll unhappily get one. Been trying to get myself to start the old Italeri one for ages.

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17 hours ago, lasermonkey said:

Forty five euros for that? Jog on!

 

 

19 hours ago, TEMPESTMK5 said:

Good afternoon all

https://www.scalemates.com/kits/dreammodel-dm720013-northrop-f-5e-tiger-ii-early--1304314

https://www.martola.com.pl/en306/produkty89825/northrop_f_5e_tiger_ii_early_

 

''Never in the field of model making has a brand asked so much to so many modellers for such a small model" ..

 

Joking aside I really hope that DM will sell a lot of this but as far as I am concerned I prefer the F-5 A/B models ..

Best Regards

 

Patrice

 

 

 

 

Stop confusing by Martola, I don't think he have any F-5E stock.

Other European shops are selling between 28 Euros to 36 Euros. You can check Hannants, Panzerfux or MIG Ammo.

 

For the slightly low price of Malaysian market, here's the explanation - Malaysia can get direct shipping from China by using 3rd party shipping agent etc.

Shipping fees of 1kg by air freight is between $8-$10, not to mention sea freight which is much much cheaper. That's why.

 

One of the main reasons why the price is high is because of shipping fees I guess. VAT those for European markets and high custom taxes in US.

Unless those shops ordered a lot of products like PE, decals etc which will shared the shipping.

 

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Around 30 euros is still too much if you ask me. One silver lining I suppose: the price motivates me to wait patiently until I can compare this offering with the upcoming Wolfpack kit.

 

Jay

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Even £25 is too expensive IMO. Compared to what you get with, for example, the Eduard MiG-21s or the AMK Kfir, it doesn't look anything like value for money. OK, neither of those is an F-5E, and I do really want an F-5E, but not at any cost.

 

 

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On 27/08/2020 at 22:02, Giorgio N said:

If the price actually is in the £35-40 range then it would be seriously disappointing..

 

On 23/09/2020 at 17:26, Trenton guy said:

Price on Hannants dropped to £25 after Wolfpack advertised there at about that price point.

 

Apparently they came in stock at Hannants at £24.99, then went out of stock again (or just sold out through pre-orders):

 

https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/DM720013

 

But then, the Dreammodel AH-1Z kits did that, then came back into stock the next day. Briefly.

  Jonathan.

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On 11/11/2020 at 8:23 PM, Stilwell said:

 

 

Apparently they came in stock at Hannants at £24.99, then went out of stock again (or just sold out through pre-orders):

 

https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/DM720013

 

But then, the Dreammodel AH-1Z kits did that, then came back into stock the next day. Briefly.

  Jonathan.

 

They are back in stock now and Hannants says there's more arriving daily.

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Got mine this week. Looks like very nice kit. Certainly leaves the ancient Italeri in the dust. Too bad about the missing guns, one piece canopy, lack of the canopy opening mechanism, and the fictional box behind the ejection seat where the mechanism should have been. I can work around all that with some Hasegawa X-29 or Sword T-38 parts. Don’t think I’ll get another until I see what Wolfpack offers. I have high hopes there.

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47 minutes ago, Gene K said:

 

Is there a way for non-Facebook folks  to view this?

 

Gene K

Not at the moment because the link doesn't seem to be working.

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1 hour ago, misterblank said:

I’m an absolute F-5 nut but I won’t buy this one unless they knock $10 off the price.

 

Best regards....Duncan

 

It does seem a bit over priced. If all the canopy bits they are doing separately were in the box then it would probably be a fair price, but it's overpriced for what it is. Didn't stop it selling well at Hannants though, it was the top seller last week and is still at number 3.

 

It's going to be hard to resist the RF though...

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- ref. DM720014 - Northrop F-5F Tiger II

Decals & schemes

https://www.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2116573711806544&id=983498465114080

 

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Here's the marking options of our new tooling 1/72 F-5F Tiger II DM720014.

- Northrop F-5F Tiger II USMC VMFT-401 Snipers, "Red 00" MCAS Yuma, Azirona.

- Northrop F-5F Tiger II 840456/AF 100, VFC-111 Sundowners, Naval Station Key West, Florida, 2008.

- Northrop F-5F Tiger II BuNo 761580, VFC-13 Fighting Saints, Fallon NAS, Nevada, Feb 2011.

- Northrop F-5F Tiger II Swiss Air Force J-3212 / M1012, Payerne Air Base - LSMP, Switzerland.

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130768340-2116573438473238-2701678024719


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130694145-2116573495139899-4920851155833

 

Test build pics

https://www.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2116475988482983&id=983498465114080

 

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V.P.

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Hello,

I got my copy last week and I'm, neutrally spoken, not impressed. The panel lines are OK, to my taste a bit on the heavy side. Shapewise, the kit seems to be a clone of the Hobby Boss F-5E with all its shape inaccuracies. The windshield is too blunt, the canopy too wide and wrong in shape at the junction to the cockpit sills. The whole spine is too rounded in section, whereas its sides should be more flat. That's the reason why the "dents" just aft of the canopy are almost absent - there is no geometrical transition from the rounded canopy shape to the flat-sided spine. All things which look right on the Italeri kit. You can solve these issues by using an Italeri windshield and canopy and by reshaping the spine, or ...

The shallow cannon ports are also pure Hobby Boss.

Together with the poorly detailed cockpit, I see at present no reason why to buy a second one or the F-5F kit. For me it's an "almost" F-5E; sadly missing its attractive shape by a wide margin.

 

unimpressed Martin

 

 

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