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1/72 Academy YF-16a - PSA - Dont buy this kit

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    June 2014
1/72 Academy YF-16a - PSA - Dont buy this kit
Posted by BrandonK on Saturday, December 14, 2019 12:31 PM

This is the first of 4 builds I was working on. It is an Academy 1/72 YF-16. I will use this as a PSA, don't waste your money on that kit, it sucks. Horrible fit, no detail, panel lines that are shallow and fade to nothing. I forced myself to build it as punishment for buying it. I won't do that again. The instructions were terrible. Very little info on the plane and the painting pics were so poor I could not tell if it was monotone or two tone. I had to look on the web and find the real plane to see what it looked like. The box art was not the same plane and the pics on the box was a whole different load out that the kit didn't even offer, not even close. This kit is a total joke. Here is the only pics I could bring myself to take. I tried to weather it and the detail is so poor it wouldn't take. It makes and okay 50 footer, but no closer.

BK

On the bench: Alot !

On Deck: Alot more !

 

  • Member since
    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Saturday, December 14, 2019 12:37 PM

Looks pretty good from where I sit, despite all your troubles, Brandon.

-Greg

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, December 14, 2019 2:31 PM

Well, it came out ok. You wrestled it into shape. I’m pretty sure that kit is a clone of the mid 70’s vintage Hasegawa kit. I always love that camo scheme on the F-16 and F-17 prototypes worn during the fly off competition.

 

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  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Saturday, December 14, 2019 2:53 PM
I think I have that kit in the stash. Also have 2 of the Hasegawa kits

 

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Saturday, December 14, 2019 2:54 PM
Don't kid yourself on how it looks. You did good kemosabe

 

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Saturday, December 14, 2019 4:13 PM

Boy, this kit came super close to going in the trash. I appreciate the kind words. I love F-16's but this kit was a huge let down. 1/72 isn't really my scale anyway. Hopefully, my Hase 1/48 is a better kit.

Here is the box art. This scheme wasn't even an option on the build or decals and the loadout is not availble in the kit.

Here is the pic of the real deal. Cool AC.

On the bench: Alot !

On Deck: Alot more !

 

  • Member since
    June 2008
Posted by lewbud on Saturday, December 14, 2019 4:37 PM

As others have said, you did a good job on it Brandon. If you ever want to do the red, white and blue roll out a/c, there's your kit. 

Buddy- Those who say there are no stupid questions have never worked in customer service.

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