Sunday, 2 September 2012

[Kit Review] - Revell 1/144 - F-5E Tiger II -

[Kit Review] Revell 1/144 - F-5E Tiger II - Box art

A new kit to me which is an older one bought of ebay, a very similar looking kit to the Alpha Jet quality wise, which must have been released about the same time with the same amount of detail on the sprues. One of the first fighter from the Northrop family which share alot of similarities with the F-16 and F-16, especially notice the wings on each.

All looking detail wise and a nice base for the cockpit with maybe even to much detail added with extra panel lines present and also the weapon pylon on the end of the wings are wrong, need to be spun so that the larger edge is facing out.

Decal are high quality but unfortunately looking a bit old over 10 years i guess.

[Kit Review] Revell 1/144 - F-5E Tiger II - Sprues + Decals

Panel detail great with what ive come to expect from revell even for an older kit and really like the grill detail.

[Kit Review] Revell 1/144 - F-5E Tiger II - Sprue detail

One of the schemes is for one of those Swiss Air Force birds which have some of there air base cut into the mountains and where to save space have some hanging from the inside of these artificial caves using mountain roads as runways. Always fascinating to see.

[Kit Review] Revell 1/144 - F-5E Tiger II - Swiss paint scheme

Got to dig those U.S. aggressor schemes copying foreign patterns, mostly older USSR colour, this one looks like its based on those really nice soviet navy Su-27 cold blue colours.

[Kit Review] Revell 1/144 - F-5E Tiger II - Aggressor paint scheme

Really like to model the same scheme as the box art, an U.S. Marine aggressor but the decals are old even though there super decal per box front and instead will model an aggressor from the U.S. Navy Sundowners using MYK decals which will be a first.


Igor said...

Looks like nice kit. F-5, one of my favorites. Is it the same kit as ACE corp. f-5 ROKAF?

Ant Sized Man said...

Igor- I think it might be the same since all the other ace kits ive bought are all the same sprues.

Dazzio said...

Nice kit there, been after one myself. The colours remind me of the Su-33, but it's too clean and the colours haven't faded enough to be a russian naval plane. :P Looking forward to seeing this build. Not too sure on the weapons tho.