1/72 MHM F-5E Tiger

Gallery Article by Dragan Cvetic on Oct 24 2011


F-5E Tiger Islamic Republic of Iran AF

Here is my latest model.  This one I finished after several months of not building anything at all due to lack of free time.


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The kit I used is the excellent MHM copy of the Italeri's F-5E.  I managed to put a Eduard PE set in the cockpit which I liked very much.  I also managed to rescribe some panel lines and add some riveting.  I also detailed the canopy from the inside and added a Pavla resin ejection seat.  The pitot tube is made from hypodermic needle and acoustic guitar string.  The guns are also made from hypodermic needles.

I managed to mix the colors from various pics downloaded from the internet.  The weathering is homemade wash and Tamiya weathering set.  I used Hi-Decal Line Iranian tigers decal sheet.  The weapons are from the Hasegawa weapons set.


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Photos and text by Dragan Cvetic