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Clunkmeister

Kitty Hawk F-5F done.

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Congrats Ernie, I have the ZM Marine F4J waiting in the stash and like you jets are way out of my comfort zone........

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Well, getting closer...

 

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The figures really set this off my friend. Looking killer dude !....harv

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Wow...the figures make it look like a skinny lil' airplane. 

 

Keep rocking, Ernie!

 

Gaz

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Ernie, I'm late to the party, but the colors look spot on.

Ryan

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I had no idea that F-5 pilots have to carry parachutes on their backs. Looking good Ernie.

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5 hours ago, Martinnfb said:

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This pic's worth it's weight in gold.

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So, main gear’s on, drop tank’s being seam filled, arrestor hook’s ready, as are the gear doors. So tomorrow, give her a light wash, mount the doors, antennas, and probes, flat coat, canopy, and call her done. Unsure on the crew yet, but I’ll verify with Glen.

Then.....  Lanc time.

 

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Looking bueno Ernie.

On ‎2‎/‎6‎/‎2019 at 10:19 PM, Clunkmeister said:

This pic's worth it's weight in gold.

What is the weight of a digital picture? :D 

Cheers Rob

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Well, just snowing where I am today. She’s finally on her legs.Nose and main gear doors tomorrow. Then probes and various antennae, plus nozzles.

Followed by a nice easy wash and then the canopies to the finish.

This kit has been a pleasure to build. Undoubtably, there are several details that F-5 gurus will see and change on their builds, but all in all it’s been a straightforward, decently easy enough build. Beware of the dyslexic instructions at times, with part numbers reversed L to R in places, and watch for misaligned locates pins, but all in all, as long as you test fit first, it’s a simple build that almost clicks together.

No noseweight is needed. Don’t install any.

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Brilliant work, Ern!  You should do a few more jets!   Had no idea it had an arrestor hook!

 

Gaz

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I really like it Ernie, I don't have much experience with KH models , but this is quite an eye opener. We shall see how my little Yuck-130's gonna look like once I am done with it.

Great show !

M.

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Ahhhh, man!   I just realized that big curved area in front of the pilot was supposed to be see through!

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2 hours ago, Martinnfb said:

I really like it Ernie, I don't have much experience with KH models , but this is quite an eye opener. We shall see how my little Yuck-130's gonna look like once I am done with it.

Great show !

M.

That little Yuck should go together nicely. KH kits are decent, but have their little foibles. At times, the guy writing the instructions gets dyslexia and reverses part numbers on handed parts. But it’s usually easily caught. 

I love challenging kits, and this kit is far from challenging. It’s just a nice, easy build. The challenging part is the research, because it almost seems like no two Nations F-5s were optioned the same.

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Ernie

Simply beautiful work and she sure looks gorgeous. I'm pretty much an OOB guy and awesome approach to the build.

Keep 'em comin

Peter

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Quite demonstrably, you're well able to handle those "lamp oil burners", too... 
What Peter wrote: Keep 'em comin'!

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