Northrop F-5A Freedom Fighter - AFLC Kelly AFB - Kinetic 1:48

Hi everyone,
I’m strarting to assemble this kit:


by Rodolfo Masti, on Flickr

to make this F-5A which was with the Air Force Logistics Command from 1974 until 1986, based at Kelly AFB at the San Antonio ALC. In 1988 it was delivered to Greece.


Source: https://www.airhistory.net

A quick look inside the box:


by Rodolfo Masti, on Flickr


by Rodolfo Masti, on Flickr


by Rodolfo Masti, on Flickr


by Rodolfo Masti, on Flickr


by Rodolfo Masti, on Flickr

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Jealous!! Have been after this one for a while! Want to build a C-f5

I’d love to see one in Vietnam War colours and markings.

Will be watching along as I am starting the Kinetic F16C next month so will be good to see what the fit etc is like with yours. :+1:

Cockpit assembled and painted without aftermarket, I hope it turned out well …


by Rodolfo Masti, on Flickr


by Rodolfo Masti, on Flickr


by Rodolfo Masti, on Flickr


by Rodolfo Masti, on Flickr

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Excellent looking cockpit Rodolfo :smile:

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Great work…! I am very happy for cockpit aftermarket items as I am terrible with painting such small things.

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Kit Assembled …


by Rodolfo Masti, on Flickr


by Rodolfo Masti, on Flickr


by Rodolfo Masti, on Flickr


by Rodolfo Masti, on Flickr


by Rodolfo Masti, on Flickr

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Kit filled and sanded …


by Rodolfo Masti, on Flickr


by Rodolfo Masti, on Flickr


by Rodolfo Masti, on Flickr


by Rodolfo Masti, on Flickr


by Rodolfo Masti, on Flickr

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Kit after a layer of Mr. Surfacer 1500 …


by Rodolfo Masti, on Flickr


by Rodolfo Masti, on Flickr


by Rodolfo Masti, on Flickr


by Rodolfo Masti, on Flickr


by Rodolfo Masti, on Flickr

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I applied the FS 16473 Aircraft Gray [Mr Color 73] …


by Rodolfo Masti, on Flickr


by Rodolfo Masti, on Flickr


by Rodolfo Masti, on Flickr

… then, after the masking step ,I airbrushed the Fluorescent Red Fs 28915 [Mr Color 171] …


by Rodolfo Masti, on Flickr


by Rodolfo Masti, on Flickr


by Rodolfo Masti, on Flickr


by Rodolfo Masti, on Flickr


by Rodolfo Masti, on Flickr

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Looks good so far @Rod_The-Fixer, we had F5s on base as an Aggressor Sqdn and the paint schemes were pretty cool, it was intresting how much quiter they were on take-off after two Phantoms had just roared down the runway.

Looks like you’re moving through this build quickly, anxious to see it competed.

Cajun :crocodile:

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Wow, looking good :smile:

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