1/72 Hobby Boss F-5E Brazilian Air Force

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  1. ArmouredSprue

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    Hi all
    This is my latest build, the kit is not very good, with a lot of mistakes and shortcuts by HB.
    I have used a very old FCM decal set and it proved a challenge due the decals being so old.
    At end, I wasn't completely happy with the result, but it is what it is.
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    I represented this aircraft, which received this commemorative painting to celebrate the Squadron 53rd anniversary.

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    To read the whole WIP and for more reference photos on the Squadrao Pampa 1/14 Já te Atendo tchê!, please follow the link: PLASTIMODELISMO - ArmouredSprue: F-5E FAB 4865 (Hobby Boss 1/72)
    Cheers
     
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  2. Airframes

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    Faults or not, it looks good to me. I have an Italeri (ex ESCI) 1/48th scale F-5 to do as a Swiss example, and yours has given me a kick to get around to doing it soon.
     
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  3. ArmouredSprue

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    Thanks mate.
    I really wanted to see a good F-5E in 1/72. It deserves a new tooling release. I was hoping for Airfix to make one but the way Hornby is nowadays I doubt they will invest in any new release.
     
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    Well, you never know. Hornby as a company have a few problems, but the Airfix brand seem stronger than ever, and they're releasing quite a few new kits in all the scales, and re-tooling others - the Defiant and Jet Provost in 1/72nd scale come to mind, to name just two.
    Maybe they might re-tool their old F-5 kit some day.
     
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    That's a quite nice build. Thanks for some smart tips!
    I started with HB's F-5E in Swiss markings from Italeri box and the worst part I noticed is the central fuel tank: completely out of scale and shape (far too slim with oval cross section). I changed this tank for the Heller spare part.
     
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    Looks pretty good!
     
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    Not bad at all!
     
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    I agree. I have a half-finished CF-5A that needs to be dusted off as well.
     
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    Looks damn good!
     
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    Agree with all. I've got a 1/48 to do as an RCAF 419sqn. Aggressor.
     
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    Thanks mate
     
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