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Old 12-01-2016, 10:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
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February 2017 Release as announced on Hawkone's website.

Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series (Jet Powered) HA2713 - Japan F-2A 13-8557, 8th Tactical Fighter Squadron, JASDF

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Old 12-01-2016, 10:26 AM   #2 (permalink)
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first question, why a third F-2 from 8th sqn ?

any history, except this sentence seen on hawkonevoodoo website :

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first question, why a third F-2 from 8th sqn ?
Could be the Japanese distributor put in a request for it.
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Old 12-02-2016, 08:03 AM   #4 (permalink)
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The Hikotai moving from Misawa to Tsuiki might have been reason to release another, but the sister unit 6 Hikotai would have been my preferred choice.

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Could be the Japanese distributor put in a request for it.
Exactly, it's the same distributor who got them to mould the LOROP pods for all their RF-4Es, who gets them to do quadruple the stenciling details on their Phantoms, etc.

Obviously it's a distributor with pull, and that's a market where things apparently sell.
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first question, why a third F-2 from 8th sqn ?
Yeah the history is rather weak with this one but congrats to Japanese collectors for getting a trusted dealer to support a release rather then the unscrupulous practice of "experts" making suggestions....

There is defo a market for these both in Japan and worldwide, I have the HA2709 and its one of my favourite models in my JASDF theme along with the 8th Sqd F-1 and F-4.
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Photos are up on Hawkone's website.

Hobby Master 1/72 Air Power Series (Jet Powered) HA2713 - Japan F-2A 13-8557, 8th Tactical Fighter Squadron, JASDF

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Might have to get this to round out my 8th Hitokai micro-theme (), which currently only has the lovely blue (this same camo..) HM F-4EJ Kai and XP's superlative black "Pharewell" special scheme Spook..
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Just had my regular guy confirm he's secured a copy of this release for me!

Very pleased- as recent posts have shown (Shinohara's great collection for example, and, of course, U_F's pictures!) the F-2 is a great mould and, as I have explained above, this will be the perfect accompaniment to my 8th Hitokai Spooks
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Great news, you will defo like this one. Also seems like a different load out for this release



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Great news, you will defo like this one. Also seems like a different load out for this release



Yeah it's going to look great alongside the HA1927 release which wears the same camo..

Do you know which is the one with CFT's in shinohara's collection?
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Yeah it's going to look great alongside the HA1927 release which wears the same camo..

Do you know which is the one with CFT's in shinohara's collection?
That would be HA2708, although the serial number is pure fantasy I believe.
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That would be HA2708, although the serial number is pure fantasy I believe.
That's a shame; I have yet to pick up any Viper variant with CFTs, but they look so damn cool that I am going to have to rectify that at some point in the none too distant future!

Looking at it, it seems to be a test and development version or something? I prefer operational so I guess not that particular F-2 then
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That's a shame; I have yet to pick up any Viper variant with CFTs, but they look so damn cool that I am going to have to rectify that at some point in the none too distant future!

Looking at it, it seems to be a test and development version or something? I prefer operational so I guess not that particular F-2 then
There are other options, either a Sufa (very operational) or the Greek Viper, I personally like aegean ghost camo slightly more.
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There are other options, either a Sufa (very operational) or the Greek Viper, I personally like aegean ghost camo slightly more.
Yeah, both are appealing schemes, but both would be new themes

I really enjoyed my holiday in Greece though, so that has a certain appeal from that regard. The danger is then would I start buying up the Spooks, Mirages and etc too?
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Yeah, both are appealing schemes, but both would be new themes

I really enjoyed my holiday in Greece though, so that has a certain appeal from that regard. The danger is then would I start buying up the Spooks, Mirages and etc too?
Defo the same case with me, I'd of liked to have gotten the Greek Viper but then that would mean hunting down the spook and Mirage at insane 2nd market prices
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