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1/48 AFV CLUB F-5E Tiger II

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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20 responses

  1. Those look very nice models, Thomas! I would love to see more pics of them!

  2. They both look great, Thomas.
    What a contradiction, I16 and F5.
    Agree with Spiros to share some more pictures.

  3. They look great! New technology compared to old.

  4. Nice work on this. “Liked”

  5. 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.

  6. Nice work, Thomas. How did this kit build?

    • 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.

  7. Great looking Tiger Thomas.
    Nice work all around, especially that cockpit and the pilot.

  8. Very neat work, I like it.

  9. 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.

  10. That’s a great-looking F-5 – love the way you got the gray scheme mottled so that it isn’t “boring!”

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