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WWYD? Looking for suggestions for 1/32 scale cold war +

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WWYD? Looking for suggestions for 1/32 scale cold war +
Posted by Slingshot on Wednesday, August 09, 2017 11:57 AM

Looking for suggestions for a challenging really well put together kit in 1/32 scale. I want to do something "big".

 

Current front runners are the Italeri F-35 II kit and the Trumpeter A-10 both 1/32 scale.

Does anyone else have a suggestion of something I should also be looking at?

70's era and newer combat Aircraft. (I was considering the bigger 1/16 Abrams Tank kit...but have a softer spot for Aircraft)

Thanks in advance.

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Posted by laskdjn on Wednesday, August 09, 2017 12:13 PM

a 1/32 F-4J/S/N Phantom II?

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Posted by TheMongoose on Friday, August 11, 2017 8:11 PM

If you like ordinance and a quirky look the A10 is great! I did the F-4E this spring and am doing the F-35 now. The F-4 is way more detailed and a fun build. If it's your first 1/32 I think the F-35 is a good bet because it goes together quick and fits pretty well. More details on the phantom than the lightning. 

Ive heard the Tamiya F-4 birdcage is one of the best kits ever built. Might be a great one to jump on if you're into props. 

On the bench - 1/72 Sptfire MkVb & for a change of pace a 1/700 USS New York

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Friday, August 11, 2017 10:44 PM

In 1/32 for 70's and later Cold War, there are the 'Teen series superfighters from Tamiya, Revell, and Hasegawa: F-14, F-15, F-16, and F/A-18. There is the Testors/Italeri F-117, the Revell F-4G, F-4F, and RF-4C. And of course there are the Reds.. MiGs!!! Trumpeter makes a nice family of Mig-21s, and they and Revell both make a Mig-29. Revell also makes the other mainstay of Western Euro air arms alongside the F-16, the Tornado in 1/32. And Hasegawa makes a nice F-5E if you want the home team "bad guys". If you want to turn back a bit earlier, Italeri makes a nice new F-104 and Mirage III. Or there is the Revell Hawker Hunter (a gorgeous kit!!!)

 

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  • From: Lancaster, South Carolina
Posted by Devil Dawg on Saturday, August 12, 2017 4:02 PM

I have a 1/32nd Academy F-16CJ that keeps hollering at me to be next (for the last 10+ years!!). That would be a good choice for you. Academy also has various versions of the F/A-18 Hornet in that scale.

Devil Dawg

On The Bench: 1/48th Academy Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion; 1/48th Hasegawa A-7 Corsair II; 1/48th Hasegawa F/A-18F Super Hornet; 1/48th Eduard Fokker Dr. 1 Triplane; 1/48th Eduard/Hasegawa Ultimate Sabre with "MiG Mad Marine" markings; 1/48th Monogram Douglas TBD-1 Devastator; 1/48th Monogram Pro-Modeler A-26B Invader

Build one at a time? Hah! That'll be the day!!

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  • From: Atlanta, GA
Posted by Mustang8376 on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 2:48 PM

Revell's F-4G is something to consider also.

Current build: Monogram/Revell Mig-21PF


Completed: AMT 1/537 USS Reliant

Academy 1/35 M1-A1 Abrams

Academy 1/48 F-86F30

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  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 2:58 PM

Tamiya's F4C/D (have it and it is a nice kit),Revell's RF4C and F4E are from the 90's, but still buildable, their F4G is more recent.  And there is plenty of A/M stuff out there for all the Phantoms, from intakes, exhaust, pit PE, landing gear, etc.

Phantoms in 1/32 will build to about 24 inches long.

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Posted by Silver on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 3:06 PM

1/32 scale Italeri F-104G.

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Posted by Theuns on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 10:15 AM

I have the trumpeter 1/32 MiG 21 F-13 in the stash and in the bow the detail looks really nice, reviews also quite good.

 

Theuns

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