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Freedom Models Martin July 3rd, 2015 02:18 PM

18002 FMK F-20A 1/48 First Plastic Pics
 
No filler at all has been used.
Hope you enjoy these test shots of our first F-20 plastic.

https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net...4e&oe=5634D493

https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net...3d&oe=561D045C

https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net...85&oe=5625D5E7

https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net...f8&oe=5625EB82

https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net...c6&oe=56198CE3

https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net...91&oe=560EB8E1

https://scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net...1d&oe=56240C66

Freedom Models Martin July 3rd, 2015 02:23 PM

Canopy is a little cloudy because this is poor quality plastic and not the finished article....yet.

Freedom Models Martin July 3rd, 2015 02:31 PM

The nose gear doors can be kept closed whilst on the ground as well so there is an option for open and closed doors depending on what the aircraft is doing i.e. in maintenance or at rest etc.

The correct upper wing reinforcement plates are in the correct place and of the correct shape.

All weapons are included as well as double LAU-115 and LAU-127's.

Choice of fuel tanks (we decided to include the smaller ones so you might choose to make luggage pods out of them although the F-20A never carried them).

AIM-9L and AIM-9M
AIM-120C
AIM-7

Boarding ladder all included.

You get a choice of flaps up or down, slat angle and canopy open or closed (of course). Also a choice of antennas and ECM.

Loads more to come and I can't spoil it too much.

Best regards as always,


Martin

Freedom Models Martin July 6th, 2015 03:46 PM

https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net...17&oe=5659CCCA


https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net...a7&oe=56131F2B

Sabre Freak July 6th, 2015 06:58 PM

I like all the details so far. That is a first test shot right? A few more iterations with the molds?

f-15ERJ145 July 6th, 2015 07:14 PM

Nice kit!!! Were 120C's around in the early/mid 80's?

cr7driver July 8th, 2015 12:18 PM

I can't wait to see this kit on the hobby shop shelf. Nice work Freedom Models!

Freedom Models Martin July 8th, 2015 03:53 PM

Chris,

You're the Ordy around here aren't you? Hehehe.
Well, the kit is mainly a what-if item anyway so we have allowed ourselves a modicum of leeway.

There are more what-if items in the box but I cannot reveal them yet.........

Freedom Models Martin July 8th, 2015 03:54 PM

Quick announcement time. Our friends over at Red Star Scale Models will be getting their hands on our new F-20 Tigersharks in time for the IPMS / USA show. They have the exclusive debut of our newest kit on display at the IPMS/USA show! At very least they will have enough plastic for you to look at and give us some feedback on.
It is hoped that they will actually have some F-20 kits for sale. These will be the very first kits on sale so they really are exclusive!

Head on over and say hello to Paul and co at the show. He really is a great guy and very easy to speak to (hence why we chose him to show our kits first. There's always a reason in life isn't there).

Check out Red Star Scale Models on Facebook and online shop.

http://www.redstarscalemodels.com/default.asp

https://www.facebook.com/redstarscal...23588681099653

f-15ERJ145 July 8th, 2015 04:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Freedom Models Martin (Post 302997)
Chris,

You're the Ordy around here aren't you? Hehehe.
Well, the kit is mainly a what-if item anyway so we have allowed ourselves a modicum of leeway.

There are more what-if items in the box but I cannot reveal them yet.........

I wasn't a weapons guy, but I like your what-if idea. What-if you included aggressor decals?

Freedom Models Martin July 16th, 2015 05:48 PM

https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net...dc&oe=564DE96A

What-If decals included.

Freedom Models Martin July 28th, 2015 04:01 PM

The new F-20A kits are on the way. Shipping has begun.

Red Star Models run by Paul is one of the first to be getting them.
Once he is back from the Nats I am sure he will take preorders.

Visit him at:

http://www.redstarscalemodels.com


Cheers.

meagap July 28th, 2015 04:39 PM

Test shots looked awesome.

Freedom Models Martin July 30th, 2015 04:30 PM

Thank you sir.

Freedom Models Martin August 3rd, 2015 02:13 PM

Deleted. sorry.

rbeach84 August 3rd, 2015 03:17 PM

Good looking production, Martin!

R/ Robert

SouthViper August 14th, 2015 01:43 AM

I would like to know what are the Federal Standard colors FMK recommends for the three versions of the F-20? or what are the model paints recommended for this kit ?
SouthViper (From Brazil)

Freedom Models Martin August 14th, 2015 08:58 AM

Hi SouthViper,

I will answer your question in full later.

However, for N44671 (at Edwards Air Force Base in October 1984) it is not an FS colour but Mercedes 7172 Anthrazitgrau Metallic. In English it is Anthracite Grey.

We show an FS colour match to be close to FS16076 and this relates to C339 (H339 Gunze I believe but don't hold me to it).

If you wish to be perfectly accurate; http://www.langka.com/index.php/feat...tgrau-metallic

Follow the link. I have no connection with the above company and will not vouch for them at all).

Hope that helps so far.

Freedom Models Martin August 14th, 2015 09:29 AM

Second Prototype N3986B (82-0063) 14/05/1983 at Goose Bay Canada should be FS36375 C308 (Gunze H308 or your usual Light Grey) on top surfaces and then FS36495 C338 (H338) on underside surfaces.

The FS codes are clearly displayed on the Freedom Model Kits instructions together with GSI Creos Mr. Color codes.

I am investigating the possibility of working with other paint manufacturers so watch this space.


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