1/48 Minicraft F-5E Lightning
So a co-worker throws this kit on my desk and states I hear you build models, got this for $10 so have some fun. Well who wouldn’t want to build one of the most successful reconnaissance aircraft from WWII, and besides I like P-38’s. Little did I know what a challenge this would be, as on two occasions it almost went into the trash can. I did add a True Details cockpit and wheels as the supplied kit items lent a lot to the imagination. Lots of flash, panel lines that were almost a suggestion, and parts that required lots of sanding, putty and fiddling. It wont win any prizes but it’s done, and from 3 feet it looks pretty good. Used Model Master Intermediate Blue from a rattle can, some Tamyia paints as well, and nylon thread for the antenna. Used the kit decals and some after market ones to jazz it up a bit
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