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LF: 48th scale Northrop YF-17 Conversion or Complete Kit
« on: February 12, 2012, 11:06:32 AM »
Does anyone know if there is a 1/48 Northrop YF-17 (below) available or should I look to convert a F/A-18?

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Re: LF: 48th scale Northrop YF-17 Conversion or Complete Kit
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2012, 12:04:21 PM »
I may be wrong, but I don't believe anyone ever made it in 1/48 (there is, of course, Anigrand's beautiful 1/72 one).  If you are going to do the conversion in 1/48, hunt down the original issue of Esci's F-18 in that scale, it still has the slots in the LERX and, being closer to the prototype configuration, is a easier starting place.  Of course, if you don't want to go that far, the same kit can be used to produce a production F-17 or a F-18L.

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Re: LF: 48th scale Northrop YF-17 Conversion or Complete Kit
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2012, 04:07:41 AM »
According to the PAK-20 book, a company called Labbe Model Productions had plans to do a vacuform one around 1991 Greg,
but up to 2001 when the book was published nothing had appeared.  But it's now 11 years later so it's a direction you could take to look.  The guy's name is Michael Labbe and he's out of the USA although I can't find anything on google.

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Re: LF: 48th scale Northrop YF-17 Conversion or Complete Kit
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2012, 03:56:20 PM »
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Re: LF: 48th scale Northrop YF-17 Conversion or Complete Kit
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2012, 07:06:34 PM »
Hiyas Greg, il email over a conversion article to make a Cobra from an F.18, pretty straightforward altho just about every part of the model is modified to some extent! a colleague of mine used the same to carry out the conversion in 1/32 scale, an impressive looking model :)

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Re: LF: 48th scale Northrop YF-17 Conversion or Complete Kit
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2012, 02:22:05 AM »
Hiyas Greg, il email over a conversion article to make a Cobra from an F.18, pretty straightforward altho just about every part of the model is modified to some extent! a colleague of mine used the same to carry out the conversion in 1/32 scale, an impressive looking model :)

Thanks Mate - look forward to it.

Would love to see that 1/32 conversion - sounds impressive.
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