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May 28 2011 at 3:28 PM

Mike V  (Login ViperEnforcer)
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Response to question (Mike V?) on academy 1/32 sufa

It would have been better to have the Tamiya F-16CJ kit to kit bash, as it would have been mostly be a matter of grafting the upper forward fuselage and canopy of the Academy kit to the Tamiya upper fuselage.

The problem with using the Tamiya F-16C kit is that it only has the light weight gear parts; LWG, non-bulged gear doors, and wheels. The corresponding Academy Heavy Weight Gear kit parts are either quite inaccurate or over scaled. You can still graft the upper forward fuselage and canopy of the Academy kit to the Tamiya upper fuselage, but youll be left with the LWG parts and trying to graft the Academy HWG parts would not be practical, not to mention the part inaccuracies.

The other possible, but much harder option would be to use some of the Tamiya parts on the Academy kit to make it more accurate; like the NSI Intake and Pratt Exhaust. It would not end as accurate or better looking as the Tamiya kit but its an option. While the Tamiya Exhaust is not too hard to adapt to the Academy fuselage, the Tamiya intake will take a lot of effort and modification to graft in.

I know this wasnt the answer you wanted to hear, but you can also try out another option by posting a want add to swap the Tamiya F-16C LWG parts with the F-16CJ HWG parts, for someone who is looking to build an MCID Block 30. Last resort, you can order the HWG Sprues from HLJ.

Good luck and if you have any more questions, just ask.

Mike V

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

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This message has been edited by ViperEnforcer from IP address on May 28, 2011 3:30 PM

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