Author Topic: Northrop F-5A Freedom Fighter - AFLC Kelly AFB  (Read 1610 times)

Offline Gingie

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Re: Northrop F-5A Freedom Fighter - AFLC Kelly AFB
« Reply #25 on: October 03, 2022, 01:27:49 AM »
Coming along great! Awesome work.

Offline Rod The Fixer

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Re: Northrop F-5A Freedom Fighter - AFLC Kelly AFB
« Reply #26 on: October 08, 2022, 02:57:05 AM »
Ready for the weathering ...


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Offline finsrin

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Re: Northrop F-5A Freedom Fighter - AFLC Kelly AFB
« Reply #27 on: October 08, 2022, 05:33:42 AM »
Nice  :smiley:  :smiley:  :smiley:
 
Gave me flashback to 1959-1961 etc early years of F-5.

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Re: Northrop F-5A Freedom Fighter - AFLC Kelly AFB
« Reply #28 on: October 08, 2022, 02:25:01 PM »
Nice  :smiley:  :smiley:  :smiley:

+1

(I'm not old enough to remember 1961, let alone 1959. ;) )
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Re: Northrop F-5A Freedom Fighter - AFLC Kelly AFB
« Reply #29 on: October 13, 2022, 06:51:10 AM »
Coming together nicely!

<...> Seeing the F-5 without tailplanes, I kinda want to put a delta wing on it. And some canards. Or something along the lines of HiMAT...

I did this one . . .   ;)
https://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=9171.msg170118#msg170118
<...>

That's a cool idea, swapping the wings/tailplanes!  :smiley: I was thinking something more Mirage-ish, though.

I remember having a toy that looked much like your Eagle Claw. It used a bellows that you would strike to propel it into the air. I wanna say it was made by Hot Wheels, but I can't remember the name. I believe they had an earlier version that would make "cars"/hovercraft race on the floor.
EDIT: Found them! Mattel Jet Streex
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Cheers,
Moritz

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Offline Rod The Fixer

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Re: Northrop F-5A Freedom Fighter - AFLC Kelly AFB
« Reply #30 on: October 14, 2022, 05:05:23 AM »
Weathering done ...


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Offline finsrin

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Re: Northrop F-5A Freedom Fighter - AFLC Kelly AFB
« Reply #31 on: October 14, 2022, 05:15:37 AM »
Before weathering found myself back in 1959.  With weathering I must be in 1960-61.  :smiley:

Offline Old Wombat

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Re: Northrop F-5A Freedom Fighter - AFLC Kelly AFB
« Reply #32 on: October 14, 2022, 08:43:13 AM »
Exquisite work, as usual, Rod! :smiley: :smiley: 8)
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Re: Northrop F-5A Freedom Fighter - AFLC Kelly AFB
« Reply #33 on: October 15, 2022, 01:32:20 AM »
 :smiley:
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

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But you can make the Bastard work for it.

Offline Rod The Fixer

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Re: Northrop F-5A Freedom Fighter - AFLC Kelly AFB
« Reply #34 on: October 16, 2022, 05:23:24 PM »
Here is the completed model ...

I hope you like it


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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by Rodolfo Masti, on Flickr


by Rodolfo Masti, on Flickr

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Offline Old Wombat

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Re: Northrop F-5A Freedom Fighter - AFLC Kelly AFB
« Reply #35 on: October 16, 2022, 06:05:02 PM »
Exquisite work, as usual, Rod! :smiley: :smiley: 8)

Rinse & Repeat! :smiley: :smiley: 8)
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Re: Northrop F-5A Freedom Fighter - AFLC Kelly AFB
« Reply #36 on: October 17, 2022, 10:04:20 AM »
Gorgeous!  :-*
Cheers,
Moritz

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Offline Gingie

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Re: Northrop F-5A Freedom Fighter - AFLC Kelly AFB
« Reply #37 on: October 17, 2022, 09:44:17 PM »
She turned out great, love that you kept the weathering subtle.

Offline finsrin

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Re: Northrop F-5A Freedom Fighter - AFLC Kelly AFB
« Reply #38 on: October 18, 2022, 01:17:58 AM »
She turned out great, love that you kept the weathering subtle.

Yes,,,  and can relate to pavement stains.

Offline Daryl J.

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Re: Northrop F-5A Freedom Fighter - AFLC Kelly AFB
« Reply #39 on: October 18, 2022, 02:05:05 AM »
Well done.
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Offline IJ001

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Re: Northrop F-5A Freedom Fighter - AFLC Kelly AFB
« Reply #40 on: November 21, 2022, 05:33:58 AM »
Very nicely done - I built the same kit just after it came out... loved it.







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Re: Northrop F-5A Freedom Fighter - AFLC Kelly AFB
« Reply #41 on: November 22, 2022, 02:24:36 AM »
 :smiley:
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

You can't outrun Death forever.
But you can make the Bastard work for it.