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This is an F-5E from the ROCAF. The model is an AFV club F-5E with a cockpit from Kaiser.
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Spiros Pendedekas said on February 19, 2021
Those look very nice models, Thomas! I would love to see more pics of them!
John vd Biggelaar said on February 19, 2021
They both look great, Thomas.
What a contradiction, I16 and F5.
Agree with Spiros to share some more pictures.
Thomas Woo said on February 19, 2021
I changed the article and added more pictures.
Spiros Pendedekas said on February 20, 2021
Thanks for posting more pics, @blkadr.
The Tiger II looks really nice!
Robert Royes said on February 19, 2021
They look great! New technology compared to old.
Thomas Woo said on February 22, 2021
Thanks, Greg. I split this into two articles now.
Tom Cleaver said on February 19, 2021
Nice work on this. “Liked”
John Krukowski said on February 20, 2021
Thanks for adding more photos of this and the I-16.
I saw an F-5 fly at Oshkosh in 2019, still a very capable jet.
Nice to see one in these markings.
Thanks, John. I always like the F-5 family. It was too bad that F-20s never got into production.
John Healy said on February 20, 2021
Nice work, Thomas. How did this kit build?
Thomas Woo said on February 20, 2021
The kit was pretty easy to build. The only place that required some attention is the wing root to the body. The gap there required a bit of putty.
My main issues were with the aftermarket parts. The windshield mechanism is a lot more complex than what was in the kit. The Kaiser resin cockpit is much better but you need to be extra careful with the alignment. I used the Quickboost auxiliary intakes. They are smaller than the intakes on the fuselage from the kit. You will need some plastic trims.
George Schembri said on February 21, 2021
Great looking Tiger Thomas.
Nice work all around, especially that cockpit and the pilot.
Thanks, George. The Kaiser resin did a good job with the cockpit. The ESCII F-5E has better cockpit details than the AFV club. That is a surprise, considering how old the ESCII kit is.
George Williams said on February 21, 2021
Very neat work, I like it.
Thomas Woo said on February 21, 2021
Thanks for all the comments. The F-5E is one of my favorite jet fighters. I have an ESCII version of it with some AMS resin parts. Recently I got hold of a Tiger Meet version of ROCAF decals. I think I will build another one down the road.
Greg Kittinger said on February 22, 2021
That’s a great-looking F-5 – love the way you got the gray scheme mottled so that it isn’t “boring!”
Thanks, Greg. The monotone color scheme is always a challenge to make them interesting. I plan to do a more colorful version of the F-5E down the road.
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