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F-16A/B IDF 'Netz'
Conversion for Hasegawa kits

Wolfpack Design, 1/48 scale


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Item No. Wolfpack Design WP48004 - F-16A/B IDF 'Netz' Conversion for Hasegawa
Contents and Media: Ten parts in grey resin
Scale 1/48
Price: USD$11.99 plus shipping available online from Lucky Model
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Useful conversion to an interesting and sought after subject; high quality casting; very good detail; includes references and instructions.
Recommendation: Recommended


Reviewed by Rodger Kelly

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Another of the newly released resin conversion/upgrade sets from the Republic of Korea based company Wolfpack-designs.   This time, you are provided with resin parts to convert the 1/48 scale Hasegawa F-16A/B kit into an Israeli Defence Force F-16A/B IDF 'Netz'. 

The set comprises ten resin parts in total but you only need to use nine to complete the conversion.  



Here is what you get: 

  • Radome

  • Ventral chaff/flare dispensers for fuselage

  • Vertical stabiliser chaff/flare dispensers

  • Pave Penny antenna and pod

  • Israeli Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) antenna

  • Blade antenna x 2 (but you only need one of them).

The set is cast in a mid grey coloured resin reminiscent of the type used by Cutting Edge and Aires.  The exterior surfaces of the parts have a slight silky texture when compared to the kit parts that they are to replace.  The casting is first rate too with no pinholes or miscasts evident. 

The parts themselves are very well detailed with the radome exhibiting the raised reinforcement strips and the chaff/flare dispensers being depicted as “loaded”.  The tip of the radome has been cast so as the tip is hollow to accept the pitot tube supplied with the Hasegawa kit. 

These resin parts (except the antennas) have been cast on a plinth so as there is a definite parting line cast in place to ease removal and clean-up. 

Support information/assembly instructions comprise a small folded page that has colour photos of the parts cleaned up and in-place on the Hasegawa kit to guide you with placement.  The sheet also provides a list of references as well as a list of other resin updates and decal sheets available for the F-16 in 1/48 scale in general as well ‘Netz’ specific ones. 



The parts are packed into a clear plastic zip-loc bag which is then placed into an acetate blister pack along with the instructions/support information sheet. 

This is an excellent conversion set and well worth the $12.00USD that Wolfpack Designs is asking for it. 



For those who are not familiar with the F-16A/B Netz I can recommend a visit to the F-16.Net website at http://www.f-16.net/ .  It truly is “The Ultimate F-16 Reference” on the net.  Type the word Netz into their search engine and you will be rewarded with some comprehensive information!

Thanks to Lucky Model for the review sample

Kinetic Models are available online from Lucky Model

Review Copyright © 2007 by Rodger Kelly
This Page Created on 17 October, 2007
Last updated 24 December, 2007

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