Agressor old "Blue" scheme
Unfortunately the still up-to-date kit of the F-5E in 1/72 from Italeri comes with positive panel lines. But if you are not afraid of re-engraving the kit, you could add a nice model to your collection.
Besides the re-engraving I also made some improvements in the cockpit area, to the canopy and the landing gear. I also used modified AIM-9 “Sidewinder” missiles from a different kit.
But it was worth it. The end result is a very nice F-5E (74-01543) of 57th TFTW, Nellis AFB in Nevada, which is a welcome addition to my collection.
You can find more models from me and my cub colleagues on our web site at http://www.ffmc.de
Photos and text © by Peter Buchholz