A 1/48 F5A Freedom Fighter expected by a company called...

A 1/48 F5A Freedom Fighter expected by a company called...

Joined: February 27th, 2005, 12:06 pm

August 26th, 2011, 2:38 pm #1

Tanmodels? Anyone heard of this company?
As seen on the aviation megastore site.
Kind regards Kim
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Joined: February 27th, 2005, 12:06 pm

August 26th, 2011, 2:41 pm #2

A new Turkish company. Looks nice...
Kim
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August 26th, 2011, 10:05 pm #3

The CAD renderings showed gross shape inaccuracies and overly thick parts. The main struts were also displayed installed backwards.

http://www.zone-five.net/showthread.php?t=15623

However, on another front, Kinetic also plans to release an F-5A & B. Despite some major fumbles with other kit like the 32nd F-86, 48th F-84F, and their F-16 line, they've improved some since then. I also know of a technical consultant with a keen eye who's helped in their previous subjects (whos preempted some major errors with those subjects) who will also be assisting on the F-5As. I'm more than convinced the Kinetic F-5A/Bs will be better than the Tanmodel efforts.

Mike V


"I am a "Realist". I see and call things as they are, not how I want them to be."

Some people just don't get it - "apologist
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Joined: February 26th, 2005, 11:57 pm

August 27th, 2011, 2:13 am #4

................the first release is going to make modelers very happy.
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August 27th, 2011, 3:55 pm #5

Tanmodels? Anyone heard of this company?
As seen on the aviation megastore site.
Kind regards Kim
Kinetics First release will be the T-38 this will be
followed by the F-5 A and B. Raymond made it "official"
two weeks ago.

For more see-

http://s362974870.onlinehome.us/forums/ ... try2244636



www.maplewings.com

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August 27th, 2011, 5:29 pm #6

.......the F-5A is first followed by the T-38.

Actually it is a CF-5A first. He is no longer confirming a F-5B. I am not sure why as I know people who saw the drawings. As well, I know people who have worked on the development as well as the decals for the first release.
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August 27th, 2011, 10:43 pm #7


I am in error in being overhasty in the way I worded my
post. I did not mean to give the impression that the Raymond
had made it "official" that the releases would be in order
of T-38 F-5A then F-5B. What I did mean was that it was
"official" that Kinetic was working on a T-38/F-5 family of
models. Sorry for any confusion that this may have caused.

My post was based not on the information from the ARC link, but
on information I recieved prior to the Nationals which was that
the T-38 then the F-5A (probably a CF-5A as Garry says) would be
the first releases. However that may (or may not) have been
changed as my information pre dates the Nationals by at least a
couple of weeks, and a lot can happen in that time.

Regardles of their order to arrive on to the model store self
Kinetic are working on a T-38 a F-5A and still to the best of
my knowledge a F-5B. As well as these Kinetic are also working
on few other long overdue and much needed model subjects in
1/48th scale.



www.maplewings.com

Edited for clarification

Last edited by centuaryseries on August 28th, 2011, 2:46 am, edited 1 time in total.
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August 28th, 2011, 12:24 pm #8

The CAD renderings showed gross shape inaccuracies and overly thick parts. The main struts were also displayed installed backwards.

http://www.zone-five.net/showthread.php?t=15623

However, on another front, Kinetic also plans to release an F-5A & B. Despite some major fumbles with other kit like the 32nd F-86, 48th F-84F, and their F-16 line, they've improved some since then. I also know of a technical consultant with a keen eye who's helped in their previous subjects (whos preempted some major errors with those subjects) who will also be assisting on the F-5As. I'm more than convinced the Kinetic F-5A/Bs will be better than the Tanmodel efforts.

Mike V


"I am a "Realist". I see and call things as they are, not how I want them to be."

Some people just don't get it - "apologist
The thick parts are an artifact of the CAD process. Any kit looks like that in CAD. And the gentleman who posted it said the backward gear struts were intentionally done that way to prevent theft of the CAD files and the kit wouldn't be that way.
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August 29th, 2011, 1:58 am #9

Ive been working with other manufactures and some of their CAD designs for a while now and if that's TanModels sample renderings, then the real product will more than likely be close to it.

Seriously???:
"The backward gear struts were intentionally done that way to prevent theft of the CAD files and the kit wouldn't be that way"

First of all, the real CAD files should be on a secure hard drive somewhere in the company, with limited access to only engineers & Technical consultants, so design theft is not likely. Also, any other company that is serious about designing their own F-5A/B model surely isnt going to rely on some renderings from another company. Hell, all they have to do is just wait till the kit is out and copy it.
Finally, purposely making the part thickness overly gross or installing gear and possibly other components backwards is "hardly" a deterrent for CAD theft, as those just renderings; like test shot photos. That's just ridiculous statement, as anyone looking at a reference photo of the gear can figure that one out. I think the company rep just said that to cover up a blunder; plain and simple.

Mike V


"I am a "Realist". I see and call things as they are, not how I want them to be."

Some people just don't get it - "apologist
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August 29th, 2011, 1:15 pm #10

I am in error in being overhasty in the way I worded my
post. I did not mean to give the impression that the Raymond
had made it "official" that the releases would be in order
of T-38 F-5A then F-5B. What I did mean was that it was
"official" that Kinetic was working on a T-38/F-5 family of
models. Sorry for any confusion that this may have caused.

My post was based not on the information from the ARC link, but
on information I recieved prior to the Nationals which was that
the T-38 then the F-5A (probably a CF-5A as Garry says) would be
the first releases. However that may (or may not) have been
changed as my information pre dates the Nationals by at least a
couple of weeks, and a lot can happen in that time.

Regardles of their order to arrive on to the model store self
Kinetic are working on a T-38 a F-5A and still to the best of
my knowledge a F-5B. As well as these Kinetic are also working
on few other long overdue and much needed model subjects in
1/48th scale.



www.maplewings.com

Edited for clarification
Kinetic may finally get some of my money. Although with their pricing policy

Don McIntyre
Clarksville, TN


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Don McIntyre
Clarksville, TN


"The more I deal with people, the more I like my dog."
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