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F-5 E Tiger II AFV 1/48 "Flogger FAB"

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Can't say that I don't love the F-5 but those rivets on the Academy's kit seem to 'pop-out' no matter from what angle you looking at it.

 

Apart from this observation about the kit itself, excellent build Alex!

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51 minutes ago, SERNAK said:

Can't say that I don't love the F-5 but those rivets on the Academy's kit seem to 'pop-out' no matter from what angle you looking at it.

 

Apart from this observation about the kit itself, excellent build Alex!

It is a matter of the washing, I think. 

The kit is awesome and the build is really nice! The fit of the Aires pit is good, unlike the gun bay (afaik I remember).

 

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What a beautiful finish. The photography is top notch too. Does it go together well? Any problem areas to note? I really want to build this kit but don’t know if it is an easy build. 

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Wow so nice. I have one of these kits in my stash so should start it soon. How was fitting the Aires pit? Always heard horror stories using those sets.

 

 

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It has its delicate areas: front and back fuselage connection and the nose, esp. the upper part: the engravings do not meet in the middle. The main landing gear is a bit fiddly to glue with all the very small stuff (the doors are fixed to the oleos). Alternatively the old Monogram kit has much more problem zones concerning fit and details, so...no real alternative. And the AFV Club kit is the best in 1/48 on the market! I like it!

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Thanks for the comments, friends!
The AFV kit is in my opinion the best on the scale. The only complicated point of the assembly was the installation of gun bay aires. The cockpit aires and the air intakes of the quickboost fit very well.

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Beautiful Build! Like it a lot.

 

On 8/31/2018 at 9:36 AM, Janissary said:

What a beautiful finish. The photography is top notch too. Does it go together well? Any problem areas to note? I really want to build this kit but don’t know if it is an easy build. 

 

The only problem I encountered when I built mine was the fitting of the gun bay doors, but the rest was pretty smooth.

 

Regards,

 

Tato. 

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Alex, what paints did you use for this one. I'm tempted to do a similar scheme

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Very nice painting and pictures.

Interesting scheme, it looks to me like a modified Flogger scheme like the one applied to US Aggressor squadrons but with Brazilian roundels.

Since we are in the Critique corner, note that the engine louvres on the side should be closed when the engine is off. Just a detail on an otherwise very nice model 😉

 

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On 10/22/2018 at 12:45 AM, toniosky said:

Very nice painting and pictures.

Interesting scheme, it looks to me like a modified Flogger scheme like the one applied to US Aggressor squadrons but with Brazilian roundels.

Since we are in the Critique corner, note that the engine louvres on the side should be closed when the engine is off. Just a detail on an otherwise very nice model 😉

 

 These aircraft were acquired from USAF former Agressors aircraft. FAB kept the paint scheme until the first major scheduled service.

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On 10/24/2018 at 5:47 AM, ArmouredSprue said:

 These aircraft were acquired from USAF former Agressors aircraft. FAB kept the paint scheme until the first major scheduled service.

thanks for the info 😉

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