F-5E Tiger II Adversary - VFC-13 Fighting Saints (Revell 1:48 #85-5495)

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The 1/48 Revell/Monogram F-5E kit dating back to 1999. A classic raised panel line kit which I poured a lot of effort into.

Added a new resin cockpit from Black Box, undertoook a complete panel line re-scribe, added scratchbuilt engine detail (as visible thru open aux intake slats), detailed the engine exhausts and nozzles and rebuilt the nose gear.

The model was finished off with TwoBobs 48-014 decals using the VFC-113 "Desert Cats" markings.

As I said a lot of work, but a real feeling of satisfaction in polishing an old kit into something special.