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1/48 - General Dynamics F-16A/B block 20 Fighting Falcon by Minibase - in design


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Something like a joke after yesterday's Kinetic announcement. After its Sukhoi "Flanker" family (link) Minibase Hobby Corporation (link) could also be working on a 1/48th General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon kit with ref. 06 ! Waiting for info confirmation.

Sources: 

https://www.facebook.com/sinch.tw/posts/pfbid0XpqMKp7j9k3ijGqgPtQR6Do7Ez1PsLLY9a3T2jRS6GWXUpkiwT7F4zYotmirbAqcl

https://tieba.baidu.com/p/7858375503

 

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UPDATE: Please note that we blurred a little part from the above image as we received an email from the owner of Cartograf decal printing company stating that they are not involved with this project and that any use of their name or logo in Minibase marketing documents is unauthorized.

 

V.P.

 

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Interesting. We shall see if it's a joke. Personally I would have liked them to do another Russian subject. Su-15, Su-24, etc.
Sticking with the F-16. The photo appears to be a late model Falcon. I really want a YF-16 though.

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26 minutes ago, sinistervampire319 said:

Interesting. We shall see if it's a joke. Personally I would have liked them to do another Russian subject. Su-15...

 

Yes, definitely a Flagon. I wonder if recent events are fuelling an interest in Russian-built jets or turning people away. 

I bought the Kinetic Sea Flanker when it came out and am not in the market for another, unless they do the two-seater.

As for F-16, nothing's going to beat the 1/32 Tamiya kits, although I eagerly await reviews of the Kinetic Gold F-16A MLU.

 

Tony

 

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11 hours ago, Homebee said:

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I hope the people they're employing to do the tooling for the kit are better at their jobs than the people doing their English translation work! 😀

It'll be interesting to see how the two new F-16 kits compare. I'm sure the Minibase one will have far more parts, but that's not necessarily always a good thing.....

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I think this will sell and be a money maker for them and that is great for the hobby!  Yes it will have lots of parts and be super detailed but there should be no need to even think of after market stuff (other than a special decal scheme).  I initially thought Zoukei-Mura kits were over the top but I love them and I think this is just going down the same path of well researched and super detailed kits.  Not for everybody but it should do well. 

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On 01/06/2022 at 09:52, Homebee said:

Rumour confirmed... In design with the help from some famous taiwanese modellers.

Source: https://www.facebook.com/sinch.tw/posts/pfbid02HQW6LZTUGPrwdT2eqqctwpLiNC7WiwpPicAhPPpE1DM27xTVrh1HKQYoyer87oFjl

 

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The actual Chinese text is way ruder than the robot translation LOL

 

It's actually pretty nasty to trash-talk about another company that way, but presumably that's their culture e.g. the feud between two Chinese tank model companies!

 

Disregarding the rude bites, it says it is going to be a limited version specific to the Taiwanese version (both single and double seat), which has a unique spine. No corrections required to make an ROCAF bird at all.

 

"Do you think Kinetic would be kind enough to make a new mould just for our nation's spine?" 

 

I find it a bit funny that Chinese company is working with a Taiwanese person on an American subject. Oh well.

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On 02/06/2022 at 12:11, tony.t said:

 

"Crystal is definitely cardo"

 

Absolutely.

 

T

It's meant to say "decals are definitely Cartograf" LOL

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On 6/5/2022 at 8:27 PM, ERICrafts said:

 

I find it a bit funny that Chinese company is working with a Taiwanese person on an American subject. Oh well.

Yes..  but then when did an American company last came up with a state of the art aircraft model kit?

 

On 6/5/2022 at 8:27 PM, ERICrafts said:

it says it is going to be a limited version specific to the Taiwanese version (both single and double seat), which has a unique spine

What is so unique about the block 20 spine?

I thought those were basically C models in an A airframe... ( in order to not to upset the Chinese..... 😞 )

A and C model have different sized fine base, and accordingly slightly different panel shapes in that area....

 

I'd expect pure A/ B models.... but stand to be corrected of course! :)

 

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4 hours ago, exdraken said:

Yes..  but then when did an American company last came up with a state of the art aircraft model kit?

 

What is so unique about the block 20 spine?

I thought those were basically C models in an A airframe... ( in order to not to upset the Chinese..... 😞 )

A and C model have different sized fine base, and accordingly slightly different panel shapes in that area....

 

I'd expect pure A/ B models.... but stand to be corrected of course! :)

 

I thought the same. The Block 20 and Block 15 MLU should be identical with the possible exception of the contents of the extended tail fairing.

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On 6/8/2022 at 12:43 PM, PattheCat said:

Quite useful info here

Definitely so for the European  A/B models! ( which are basically Block 1 to Block 15)

But for the above mentioned Block 20 I would like to know any external differences  but markings of course!

 

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15 hours ago, exdraken said:

Definitely so for the European  A/B models! ( which are basically Block 1 to Block 15)

But for the above mentioned Block 20 I would like to know any external differences  but markings of course!

 

 

Sorry Werner. My interest lies in the Belgian planes so I didn't file info about block 20 and up.

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