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Rafi Ben-Shahar
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AFV Club 1/48 F-5F Freedom Fighter

April 21, 2024 · in Aviation · · 12 · 189

's first foray into aviation topics results with a vary nice kit. Their is a detailed kit that builds into a seemly accurate depiction of the aircraft. The engraved panel lines are somewhat schematic, but the fit of parts is good. In my sample, the decals were extremely brittle.

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  1. Excellent result on this fine kit, Rafi! Wonderful painting and weathering!

  2. Wonderful result of this iconic aircraft, Rafi @blackmopane
    You have chosen a beautiful scheme.

  3. Most people don't know it, but the F-5 series were the last fighters designed by Edgar Schmued, creator of the P-51, F-86 and F-100.

    Nice work on this Rafi, even if the decals were stiff.

  4. Terrific F-5 model, Rafi! 🤩 They were and still are such sleek designs and your two-seater looks great in that livery @blackmopane. 👏

  5. That is a really good looking build! Thanks for sharing.


  6. Excellent F-5. Love the paintwork and chosen scheme. Well done.

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