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  1. This model is the one that was built concurrent with my Iraqi MiG-21MF. Both were popular "export fighters' in third world countries and I wanted both shown in client state livery. The kit is the ancient Testors (ex-Hawk) 1/48 F5-A. According to the timeline posted on scalemates.com, this kit started life in 1966 as a Hawk kit! We can get a good look at what scale modeling offered back then, and see how much the hobby has evolved since. I have always loved the lines of the Northrop F-5A. Sleek and elegant with that great area-ruled fuselage, it is a real classic. I can well remember having a toy, white F5 as a kid, zooming it around my room. This model was built back about 1992 (back when I was working a kit almost everyday). I’d love to build at that pace again; perhaps the muse will strike again soon. Heaven knows I have a huge backlog to work with! I was trying different paints for NMF, or silver-painted aircraft and this one was done in Floquil Bright Silver and the decals came with the kit. This model represents a plane in the Philippines Air Force. I used the pilot figure to take up space in the oh-so sparse cockpit. It’s another model that had never been photographed until I hauled it, along with five others, over to Rockdale, another nearby small town, a few years ago. I had heard that the municipal airport there might provide a nice setting for some pics. It was a beautiful day, although the wind did get a bit gusty but that wasn’t a problem with the amount of ballast stuck in the nose of this one! One of the nice pilots I met at the Rockdale airport told me he had trained in the T-38 variant and said how much he had enjoyed it…he said, “Hey, they’re still using it today so something must be right!” The airport there is pretty cool, complete with a very old hangar visible in some pics. Oh, you might note that it is missing one of its 20mm nose cannons. Oh well. Que sera sera! Thanks for popping in and taking a look; comments are always welcome… but y'all knew that. Gary
  2. Hi, As stated in the title: are there any easy to reach and worth visiting model shops in Manila with good selection and prices for 1/72 aircraft stuff (at least Hasegawa or new Hobby Boss)? If so, how the prices in Manila are compared to those in Taipei? As for Taipei, just in case someone reading this topic might also know the answer to my questions asked here ☺: Thanks again
  3. Hi, Want some wild colour schemes and bizarre partnerships? What about Bangladesh Canadair CL-13 Sabre, Sri Lankan Pioneer, Taiwanese U-2, Malaysian Albatross, Burmese Bristol Freighter, South Korean T-33, Communist Chinese MiG-9, Indian Ouragan? And on, and on and on.....! Asian Air Arms SIG has been set up to enable modellers to access a huge resource of post-1945 military aircraft subjects from 26 Asian countries: Mongolia to the Maldives, and from Japan to Afghanistan. Huge website http://www.asianairarms.com offers thousands of photos, colour schemes, research, contemporary accounts, kit lists, decal info, photos of members' models and air arms' lists of serial numbers. We exhibit at many UK shows including North East, Midlands and South West. Members are encouraged to display under our banner. Next two shows: Boscombe Down 6th August, and IPMS Avon 13th August. We welcome all, particularly those with specialised knowledge to help add to, and improve the accuracy of, our resources. Costs nothing to join, just click "Join Here" on our website and you'll go straight on to our mailing list.
  4. Hi everyone, So I thought I would drop this in here too, this is my completed build of the Tiger Hobbies F-5A kit in 1/48 Scale that I put together for the F-5 STGB. This was my first ever Group Build I have taken part in and want to thank everyone involved for their help, encouragement and information. I built her in the Philippines Blue Diamonds Acro Team Livery it comes with in the box. I know this kit has its inaccuracies but most do and I have to say it was really fun to build and regardless of the problems it still builds into a nice looking model when its complete and for the price I am more than happy with it. It's completely OOB, nothing added, painted in Tamiya and Revell Aqua acrylics and finished with Winsor & Newton Varnishes. There was a minor disaster towards the end of my build with me destroying parts of decals that were already applied and some filler/paint went missing at this stage too. I will probably add a light panel wash in the future at some point. Build thread is here if anyone is interested in that kind of stuff.
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