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  1. Ivan Ivanovich

    Kitty Hawk F-5F first quick BUILD

    Ernie Ernievich has kindly and generously agreed to provide me with proper photographic documentation and measurements in order to draw up the rear IP for the KH F-5F boxing. Quite naturally, we'll be busy with other things during our first months in NZ. To date, folding up our tents here on the Franco-German border has finally started to pick up full speed. So I haven't got any idea as to "when" and "how". Scale modelling in general will only have low-tier priority. I'm basically willing to impart the original files and layouts (.AI/.CDR/.SVG, etc.) to full- or part-time aftermarket suppliers (for free) - serious and honest commitment/interest provided. F-5E front instrument panel (Swiss AF, USN/USMC F-5N aircraft prior to the 2008 Litton GPS upgrade. Post-2008 USN/USMC IP layout to follow soon. If you omit the pedestal VHF/UHF controls, the IP will go with almost every RWR equipped F-5E - F-5S/T, RTAF F-5E Tigris, F-5EM, Chilean F-5E Tigre III excluded)
  2. Qu'il repose en paix!
  3. Ivan Ivanovich

    Kitty Hawk F-5F first quick BUILD

    There's a real rub in it... It will take me another hour to draw up the rear IP plus 60-90 minutes to layout the lithos, but I haven't got the time to have them etched at my favourite PE shop. Let alone packaging and shipping the frets to fellow modellers. Not before Q1/Q2 2019.
  4. Ivan Ivanovich

    Kitty Hawk F-5F first quick BUILD

    Just thinking out loud... Drew up some PE layouts for Swiss/pre-2008 USN/USMC instrument panels a while ago. (light blue grey = raised structures)
  5. Ivan Ivanovich

    Kitty Hawk F-5F first quick BUILD

    In principle, some of the scale and parts could be used to replicate the missing and rearranged bits and pieces. I wasn't aware of Peter's set, so thanks for the heads-up! Good news. Available here: Airscale 1:32 Jet Cockpit Details
  6. Ivan Ivanovich

    Kitty Hawk F-5F first quick BUILD

  7. Ivan Ivanovich

    Kitty Hawk F-5F first quick BUILD

    Nyet, Sir. He did not. But I must admit the very nature of the eventual answer scares me. Somehow... LOL
  8. Ivan Ivanovich

    Kitty Hawk F-5F first quick BUILD

    Not MuG?
  9. Ivan Ivanovich

    Kitty Hawk F-5F first quick BUILD

    Hammer and sickle it!
  10. Ivan Ivanovich

    Kitty Hawk F-5F first quick BUILD

    The stbd consoles are OK. Largely. The map case, however, is a box. Not just flat.
  11. Ivan Ivanovich

    Finally , my car is getting repaired...wheeee ! :)

    A RHD British classic car. e.g. a roadster or an E-Type, might sell for a better price in a LHD country due to its authenticity. Depends on the car, though. Quite understandably, I was mightily relieved when I learned I could import and register my two ponies (2008 Bullitt and 1968 428 Cobra Jet) as LHD cars in NZ, both of them being white-listed by the NZ Transport Agency as "collector's item" and "built in numbers less than 20.000". Both cars will be shipped to NZ in early March 2019.
  12. Ivan Ivanovich

    Kitty Hawk F-5F first quick BUILD

    KH marking options: The real things: USN F-5F (post-2008 GPS upgrade): RSAF F-5T: Note: extensively modified cockpit arrangement (HOTAS/MFDs) - not included, no aftermarket in sight. IRIAF F-5F: Note: Martin Baker IRQ7A bang seats - not included, AMS Resin has one in the pipeline. RTAF F-5F: ROKAF KF-5F: Note: Martin Baker Mk16T bang seats - not included, no aftermarket in sight. TUDM F-5F: ROCAF F-5F (AIDC-built): RSAF F-5T: Note: extensively modified cockpit arrangement (HOTAS/MFDs) - not included, no aftermarket in sight. SWISS AF F-5F: ROCAF F-5F (AIDC-built): ROCAF F-5F (AIDC-built): USMC F-5F (post-2008 GPS upgrade):
  13. Ivan Ivanovich

    Kitty Hawk F-5F first quick BUILD

    Maybe Eduard will come to the rescue releasing another PE set, but this time with the RWR specific layout. The current F-5E interior sets have the early panel layout. Shallow cockpit tubs. Well...um...personally speaking, I wouldn't rate them a deal breaker. Individual acceptance levels may (and will) differ, though. @Ernie: Does the F-5F boxing include both radome types or is it sharknose only?
  14. Ivan Ivanovich

    US B-1 Lancer... flight and afterburner.

    Meanwhile in Russia... Vladimir Vladimirovich: "B-1B, you say? Pfff..."
  15. Ivan Ivanovich

    Kitty Hawk F-5F first quick BUILD

    Kitty Hawk F-5F cockpit arrangement: Typical cockpit arrangement of RWR equipped F-5F a/c (not included/no aftermarket): (red outline = rearranged instruments) Except for the pedestal, sorta representative of pre-2008 ex-Swiss AF USN/USMC F-5F. For comparison, Swiss AF F-5F instrument panel layout:
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