Photo Review: Freedom Model Kits F-20A

sharkmouth

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This strange joint makes me believe that the sprues are molded at the same factory in China used by Kitty Hawk Models, Panda Hobby, and Mirror Models:
FMK18002F20ASprue.JPG


FMK18002F20ASprueAfront.JPG


FMK18002F20ASprueArear.JPG


FMK18002F20ASprueBfront.JPG


FMK18002F20ASprueBrear.JPG


FMK18002F20ASprueCfront.JPG


FMK18002F20ASprueCrear.JPG


Decals for the prototypes:
FMK18002F20ASprueDecal1.JPG


These are for what if schemes the modeler makes up as they are not in the painting instructions:
FMK18002F20ASprueDecal2.JPG


FMK18002F20ASprueEfront.JPG


FMK18002F20ASprueErear.JPG


FMK18002F20ASprueKfront.JPG


FMK18002F20ASprueM1.JPG


FMK18002F20ASprueM2.JPG


FMK18002F20ASprueM3M4.JPG


Aside from the Photo-etched steel (yes it looks like brass in the photo), poly caps are included for the wings to make pylon attachment easy:
FMK18002F20ASpruePEPC2.JPG


Here are some detail photos. Note all the slide and multi-part molding in effect:
FMK18002F20ASpruexDetail01.JPG


Instrument panel
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Decal for the instrument panel:
FMK18002F20ASpruexDetail06.JPG


Some flash on this part...
FMK18002F20ASpruexDetail03.JPG


Cockpit tub...
FMK18002F20ASpruexDetail04.JPG


Note the sliding mold to engrave the lower fuselage detail...
FMK18002F20ASpruexDetail05.JPG


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One of two shark nose tips (longer one is for the first prototype)...
FMK18002F20ASpruexDetail11.JPG


FMK18002F20ASpruexDetail12.JPG


These trunks are supposed to be open but are flashed over...
FMK18002F20ASpruexDetail13.JPG


FMK18002F20ASpruexDetail14.JPG


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FMK18002F20ASpruexDetail21.JPG


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Excellent clarity to the windscreen and canopy...
FMK18002F20ASpruexDetailK.JPG


FMK18002F20ASpruexDetailM2.JPG


FMK18002F20ASpruexDetailM3.JPG


FMK18002F20ASpruexDetailM4.JPG


I will most certainly use lots of these parts to upgrade my AFV Club F-5N kits. It is a really well executed model but I need to dig deeper to know about accuracy and fit.

Regards,
 

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