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Kinetic 1/48 scale
F-5A Freedom Fighter TuAF

by Tolga Ulgur

F-5A Freedom Fighter TuAF


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Description

 

This is my 1/48 Kinetic F-5A in TuAF markings circa 1971.

The kit is designed in modular fashion, boding well for a variety of F-5 types to be done. Basically, The kit fuselage is broken down into forward and rear sections, so more variants are obviously planned.

The kit comes with complete intakes, a nice touch, though perhaps somewhat difficult to built and eliminate the seam that runs down the length on both sides.

 

 

The instrument panel is not accurate for a classic F-5A. It is a kind of modernized version so it needs some correction. I used Eduard PE instrument panel for correction. But this time the color of the PE instrument panel was wrong. It is a purplish color. I repainted it to the accurate cockpit grey color.

The other modification is a Wolfpack F-5A seat.

 

 

The kit went together easily but with some issues. The multi part air intake area needs some works of puttying and sanding.

Painting was done with Gunze Sangyo acrylics. Decals are from Turquoise decal set and my spare box.

Thanks to Ozkan Turker and Levent Basara for their support during project.

Happy modelling!

 

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Model and Text Copyright 2015 by Tolga Ulgur
Page Created 17 June, 2015
Last Updated 17 June, 2015

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