1/72 Italeri F-5E

Malaysia 50th Merdeka Day Update

by Thomas Ng


  Malaysia National Day 2007


This is the Italeri's F-5E, build OOB, I re-scribed the panel lines on this one, the canopy opening mechanism was taken from the Italeri's F-5A kit and added a section of F-18 fuel tank as shown in the photo below. A Hasegawa Hornet's pilot is also added to the office.

For this build, the 80's scheme was chosen, where 3 tone camo were applied over a gull gray bally, and with roundel national insigniaThe camo pattern was done using Gunze colors and decals used consists of VFA decal and some left over F4Dable hornet no step decals.

After painting, I did a panel line washed with Tamiya German Gray and I sprayed  Future + Tamiya Flat base as the final coat.


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Photos and text by Thomas Ng