Revell 1/48 Northrop F-5F "AGGRESSOR"

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Hi folks I acquired this kit yesterday from under one of the tables at Stoke-On Trent model show. Decent little kit for £12 but comes with raised panel lines and two sets of marking options. I might rescribe and sand the raised panel lines or might leave them as they are undecided at the moment. Thanks for looking in and any comments/advice/ help that you leave cheers John. More later........................o_OIMG_8463.JPG IMG_8447.JPG IMG_8449.JPG IMG_8448.JPG IMG_8454.JPG IMG_8452.JPG IMG_8450.JPG IMG_8451.JPG IMG_8453.JPG IMG_8456.JPG IMG_8467.JPG IMG_8466.JPG IMG_8465.JPG IMG_8464.JPG
 

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For some reason I've always thought this is a beautiful aircraft, ever since I made the Matchbox one as a kid So I'm interested in watching you build this one John.

Looking at the sprues, I like how the upper fuselage & wings are one piece. That saves faffing with filling & sanding ;)
 

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Hi folks just blew the dust of this after eventually finishing my mustang. Went with the rescribe and sanding option. Of to spray all the interior panels and dials etc. Pics to follow. Cheers John
 

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Hi folks just blew the dust of this after eventually finishing my mustang. Went with the rescribe and sanding option. Of to spray all the interior panels and dials etc. Pics to follow. Cheers John
I'd have rescribed as well John.
 

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Nice! like patrick ive always thought the F5 and T38 family were very handsome machines, looking forward to this one John, cheers tony
 

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I like the look of this kit John, looking forward to seeing the build
 

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‘ bit of a leap forward ‘ slight understatement john! Doc Brown would have been proud of that leap into the future! Anyways its great to see the tiger back in motion once more , i know some people like to leave the primer for a while to fully cure , so i think you should be safe :smiling5:
 

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‘ bit of a leap forward ‘ slight understatement john! Doc Brown would have been proud of that leap into the future! Anyways its great to see the tiger back in motion once more , i know some people like to leave the primer for a while to fully cure , so i think you should be safe :smiling5:
Thanks Tony feels good to be back. There's been a lot going on with the house move and family dramas. Back in the cave now with plastic glue and paint. What more could one ask for! Cheers John
 

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Good to see you back mate , cheers tony
 

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Slow and steady John, nice work.
 

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Plodding and chipping away happily in my shed on this fine sunny day. Managed to get the rockets painted up and starting on the 3 tone camo scheme for the aggressor.IMG_0825.JPG
 

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Hi everyone paints down and now under gloss. Today I had my very first attempt at heat staining and reasonably happy with my efforts. I’ll definitely be trying it again on my next jet build as I can only get better with practice. Thanks for looking in and any comments left.
Cheers John
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Looking excellent John , I always loved the look of the three colour grey/ blue aggressor scheme , cheers tony
 

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Looking good John, love the figure nice shading and detail
 

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Decals going down some better than others! The one on the tail looked like one of my nans old stockings at one point but seems to be settling after a litre of mig decal fix applied with a 0 brush and a few jabs with a pin. IMG_0837.JPG
 

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Looking great John
 
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