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Reini78

Persian Thunder...1/48 Northrop F-5A Freedom Fighter, Imperial Iranian Airforce

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#1/2020

Let the new season begin!

Kinetic kit, needs some filler, a molding issue appeared on the left side of the tail fin in the area of the leading edge. The tip tanks are one piece parts and molded both the same way, to say both for one side and not differently molded for different sides. Some work to make the "wrong" one fit, you may see it on the frontal pic, the tip tanks have a slightly different tilt. Used a resin seat from the Wolfpack edition of the Kinetic kit.
Decals for the main markings from Print Scale, not that bad but took a while to losen from the carrier paper and tended to wrap. Stencils were taken from the kit. MRP White and Dark Aluminium used for the NMF.

Build thread here

https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235062626-persian-thunder148-northrop-f-5a-freedom-fighter-imperial-iranian-airforce/

 

In the early 60ies Iran looked for an aicraft to replace the aging F-84 and F-86 fleet. They found it in the F-5. The first batch of F-5A and F-5B were delivered on Dec. 6th 1964, the last ones were delivered in 1971, some in NMF and some already in Asia Minor camo. The NMF ones were soon camouflaged too. iran was the first export customer of the F-5. When the IIAF received the newer F-5E/F and F-4D/E, Iran and the USA negotiated, under project Enhance and Enhance-plus, to deliver most of the old Iranian F-5s to other US allies, especially to South Vietnam. Other recipients were Ethiopia, Jordan, Greece, Morocco and Kenya.

In the early 60ies Iran looked for an aicraft to replace the aging F-84 and F-86 fleet. They found it in the F-5. The first batch of F-5A and F-5B were delivered on Dec. 6th 1964, the last ones were delivered in 1971, some in NMF and some already in Asia Minor camo. The NMF ones were soon camouflaged too. iran was the first export customer of the F-5. When the IIAF received the newer F-5E/F and F-4D/E, Iran and the USA negotiated, under project Enhance and Enhance-plus, to deliver most of the old Iranian F-5s to other US allies, especially to South Vietnam. Other recipients were Ethiopia, Jordan, Greece, Morocco and Kenya.

 

The model shows an aircraft that was stationed at TFB-3 Shahrokhi. In 1971 it crashed near Vahdati Airbase during an air to ground exercise.

 

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Great buil and a great subject too, i just love those Iranian aircraft..

 

cheers, Jan

 

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Superb build and presentation.  Lovely aircraft in those colours.

Graeme

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3 hours ago, janneman36 said:

Great buil and a great subject too, i just love those Iranian aircraft..

 

cheers, Jan

 

 

2 hours ago, Hook said:

Very nice indeed!

 

2 hours ago, Wulfman said:

Great build and presentation.

 

Wulfman

 

2 hours ago, dbay133 said:

Superb build and presentation.  Lovely aircraft in those colours.

Graeme

 

Thanks gents, appreciated!

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Sweet build of an iconic Cold Warrior! :clap2:  Man, those F-5s just have the classic shape for a jet fighter, long live those great '50s designs😀

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Lovley

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Beautiful work.  The classic lines of the F-5A really shine through in that finish - well done 

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13 hours ago, Gary Brantley said:

Sweet build of an iconic Cold Warrior! :clap2:  Man, those F-5s just have the classic shape for a jet fighter, long live those great '50s designs😀

Yes, thats´s right, and still in service!

 

12 hours ago, Getting Old said:

Very nice work :clap:

 

10 hours ago, RMCS said:

Lovley

 

9 hours ago, Vultures1 said:

Beautiful work.  The classic lines of the F-5A really shine through in that finish - well done 

 

Thanks for your kind comments!

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Very nice F-5A, Reini.

Allways interesting to see your iranian planes. 

 

Lolo

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Can't have too many F-5 builds- yours is a very nice one; sure looks different in the aluminum paint!

Mike

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Appropriate start of the season!

Beautiful model of a classic jet in unusual markings.

 

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6 hours ago, loloskymaster said:

Very nice F-5A, Reini.

Allways interesting to see your iranian planes. 

 

Lolo

The big cat is still missing for the IIAF collection, let´s see what the future brings...

 

 

4 hours ago, 72modeler said:

Can't have too many F-5 builds- yours is a very nice one; sure looks different in the aluminum paint!

Mike

 

3 hours ago, Roman Schilhart said:

Appropriate start of the season!

Beautiful model of a classic jet in unusual markings.

 

Like always, gonna try to influence my dad to go for the unusual also this year 😉

 

 

 

Thanks gents!!

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11 hours ago, Lightpainter said:

Nice build 😁

 

10 hours ago, ForestFan said:

Lovely build and finish. Captures the simple lines of the jet . 

 

8 hours ago, Barzin said:

Eye catching 😍😍 bird, nicely built and painted IIAF F-5 👍🏻👍🏻

 

 

Thanks, appreciated!

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top!

 

the metal scheme and the respective weathering, panel lines look perfectly realistic!

:thumbsup:

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On 1/17/2020 at 10:34 AM, exdraken said:

top!

 

the metal scheme and the respective weathering, panel lines look perfectly realistic!

:thumbsup:

Danke Werner!

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16 hours ago, 0viking0 said:

Yup, very nice work.

Thank you!

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Good one Reini !!

This Kinetic kit look pretty good, any issues ??

I think that I can buy one !!

Very nice rendition of the NMF !!

Congrats !!

CC

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1 hour ago, corsaircorp said:

Good one Reini !!

This Kinetic kit look pretty good, any issues ??

I think that I can buy one !!

Very nice rendition of the NMF !!

Congrats !!

CC

Thanks!

In my original post above there´s a link to the WIP thread 😉

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