F-5Ein RSAF Experimental Colors
represents a 149 (Shirka) Squadron F-5E that operated from Tengah Airbase in the
late 80’s. The F-5E was Singapore’s first dedicated interceptor and it first
operated from the island republic in 1979.
Originally delivered in a three-tone grey camouflage scheme, some
aircraft were painted in an experimental two green/tan and other schemes for a
This model is the
Monogram kit. The
raised lines were sanded off and rescribed. The
model was painted using Gunze lacquer paint.
The data stencils and markings came from a Siam Scale decal sheet.
I elected to model airframe 803 in lo-visibility Ying-yang insignia that
had the name of a fellow modeler on the canopy frame.
Photo 3 is an in-progress shot of the model. The refueling probe was made from copper tubing with the kit probe end super-glued to the tip.
A picture of this particular bird can be found at Airliners.net with a usual configuration of a TER on the center-line pylon with two fuel tanks carried under the wings.
Photos and text © by CL Kwek