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Posted by JohnnyK on Sunday, December 1, 2019 1:39 PM

Great looking models. i like that liquid masking product. I'll need to give it a try.

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Posted by Tomcat on Sunday, December 1, 2019 12:35 PM

Now beginning the next F-5E, one for the Navy...

Here is the paint scheme for this one...

With this decal set I have a lot of exciting color combos to choose from...

I've got about a decades worth of work here Big Smile

Mark aka Tomcat

On the workbench: Monogram 1/48 F-5E Aggressor; AMT Enterprise 1701-A; Revell 1/72 B-24 Liberator; AMT Henschel HS 129B

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Posted by Tomcat on Sunday, December 1, 2019 12:29 PM

HooYah Deep Sea

Since you are doing the ACMI Aggressors, don't forget the Cubic KITS pods. We still gots to track 'em you know.

OH, yeah, and don't forget, on the A-4 / TA-4's, the slats are out when the bird is parked.

 

Thanks for the reply. I was able to get this weapons set which includes the pods...

Thanks for the heads up on the A4 slats, I did read that in an earlier thread on the A4's.

Mark aka Tomcat

On the workbench: Monogram 1/48 F-5E Aggressor; AMT Enterprise 1701-A; Revell 1/72 B-24 Liberator; AMT Henschel HS 129B

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Posted by waikong on Thursday, November 21, 2019 12:16 PM
seriously nice schemes and paint jobs, now I've got to do one!

My website: http://waihobbies.wkhc.net

   

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Posted by HooYah Deep Sea on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 12:37 PM

Since you are doing the ACMI Aggressors, don't forget the Cubic KITS pods. We still gots to track 'em you know.

OH, yeah, and don't forget, on the A-4 / TA-4's, the slats are out when the bird is parked.

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Posted by Tomcat on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 8:43 AM

Thanks for the kind comments. The idea for this project is to use up all the kits in my stash which includes the Kfir. So I'll just bite the bullet and get'r done....eventually. Big Smile

 

Mark aka Tomcat

On the workbench: Monogram 1/48 F-5E Aggressor; AMT Enterprise 1701-A; Revell 1/72 B-24 Liberator; AMT Henschel HS 129B

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Posted by keavdog on Monday, November 18, 2019 11:27 PM

Turned out nice.  Great scheme.  I would advise staying away from the ESCI Kfir...it was a bear.  But, given your work on this old Monogram kit, I'd say you can deal with it.  Let's see the rest of your aggressor squadron.

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Tomcat on Monday, November 18, 2019 7:41 PM

Finally finished the F-5F. They say the first one is the hardest. Leaving the cockpits open makes for a more dramatic look...

Now onto the F-5E. I would like to do number of these. After the first F-5E will be an F-20 in a fantasy scheme I suppose. 

I would like to do spome A-4's, Kfir, and an F-16, then possibly some foreign nations aircraft. 

I will post the final images of all the completed builds in my first post. Thanks for looking. 

Mark aka Tomcat

On the workbench: Monogram 1/48 F-5E Aggressor; AMT Enterprise 1701-A; Revell 1/72 B-24 Liberator; AMT Henschel HS 129B

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Posted by Tomcat on Thursday, November 14, 2019 2:00 AM

HooYah Deep Sea

I've got to get a copy of that book, one of the birds on the cover is my TA-4J tactical backseat ride at VF-126. Cool!!  Yeah, that back seat is mine!

 

Wow, I'm jealous. Models will have to do for me. Rest assured some scooters will be part of the squadron.

 

Mark aka Tomcat

On the workbench: Monogram 1/48 F-5E Aggressor; AMT Enterprise 1701-A; Revell 1/72 B-24 Liberator; AMT Henschel HS 129B

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Posted by HooYah Deep Sea on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 8:27 PM

I've got to get a copy of that book, one of the birds on the cover is my TA-4J tactical backseat ride at VF-126. Cool!!  Yeah, that back seat is mine!

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Posted by Tomcat on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 7:48 PM

Yes, I've tried Silly Putty, but I've had problems getting it to "stick" to the model. I'm willing to try something new if its going to give good results.

I've just placed an order for the AK product, and I'll see how it goes.

Mark aka Tomcat

On the workbench: Monogram 1/48 F-5E Aggressor; AMT Enterprise 1701-A; Revell 1/72 B-24 Liberator; AMT Henschel HS 129B

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 7:15 PM

West Coast

Great job on your next build try a product from AK interactive  camouflage elastic putty.

https://ak-interactive.com/product/camouflage-elastic-putty/

It will make you experience easier and you get great results.Captain

 

Or you could use good old Silly Putty...

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

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Posted by Tomcat on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 6:47 PM

West Coast

Great job on your next build try a product from AK interactive  camouflage elastic putty.

https://ak-interactive.com/product/camouflage-elastic-putty/

It will make you experience easier and you get great results.Captain

 

Dave, thanks for the heads up on this product. This is exactly what I need for the next one. It's going to be this...

Again, thank you. The F5-F is waiting for final assembly. I should have pics by the weekend.

Mark aka Tomcat

On the workbench: Monogram 1/48 F-5E Aggressor; AMT Enterprise 1701-A; Revell 1/72 B-24 Liberator; AMT Henschel HS 129B

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Posted by West Coast on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 6:11 PM

Great job on your next build try a product from AK interactive  camouflage elastic putty.

https://ak-interactive.com/product/camouflage-elastic-putty/

It will make you experience easier and you get great results.Captain

 

Dave Pedersen

 

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Posted by keavdog on Friday, November 8, 2019 12:31 AM

Looking very cool in those colors Mark.  Looking forward to the decals.  Fantastic job filling and sanding

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Tomcat on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 8:15 PM

Well, I'm starting with USAF/USN aircraft, but won't rule out other nations. If its colorful, it's problably in. It's just going to to take some time, especially at the rate I work. Wink

Mark aka Tomcat

On the workbench: Monogram 1/48 F-5E Aggressor; AMT Enterprise 1701-A; Revell 1/72 B-24 Liberator; AMT Henschel HS 129B

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Posted by Dave@WhirlybirdModels on Sunday, November 3, 2019 6:46 PM

Are you just doing US aggressors/adverseries or can I tempt you with some of the British ones?

IX Sqn Typhoon

100 Sqn Hawk T.1

 

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Posted by gregbale on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 7:08 PM

That's an "Oh, wow!"

Very, very nice!

Greg

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"Every time you correct me on my grammar I love you a little fewer."
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Posted by Tomcat on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 6:39 PM

OK, an update on the F-5F, After the Field drab was applied and masked the Green was the last color to go on...

After allowing the paint to dry thoroughly, I peeled off all the masking. I then re-masked for the nose and jet engine exhaust areas and sprayed them.

Here is the model after all the touch ups are done. The gloss has been applied and now waiting for that to cure sufficiently before moving onto decals...

I'll check back after the decals have been applied. Thanks for looking.

Mark aka Tomcat

On the workbench: Monogram 1/48 F-5E Aggressor; AMT Enterprise 1701-A; Revell 1/72 B-24 Liberator; AMT Henschel HS 129B

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Posted by TheMongoose on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 8:26 PM

Ooooh I'm really anxious to see how that works. Sounds like a good idea. Seems like you would end up with some just slightly fuzzy edges which should look to scale?

In the pattern: A 23-Window MicroBus and an F-100 SuperSabre (foiled)!

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Posted by Tomcat on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 5:06 PM

July 30 update...

The filling and sanding is complete. Here I gave it a primer coat of Model master enamel Light Ghost Grey to reveal any more flaws in the model...

after one last go over, I painted the model in the base color FS 33531 Sand (again Model Master)...

 

After a couple of days drying time, I am beginning the mask process with this...

We'll see how it goes...

After brushing on 2 coats, I am ready for the next color, Model Master FS 30118 Field Drab.

Mark aka Tomcat

On the workbench: Monogram 1/48 F-5E Aggressor; AMT Enterprise 1701-A; Revell 1/72 B-24 Liberator; AMT Henschel HS 129B

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  • From: South west, PA
Posted by Tomcat on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 9:39 PM

I forgot about those weapons kits. I'll have to see if I can score one. They would make a perfect compilment to these builds. Thanks for the tip.

Mark aka Tomcat

On the workbench: Monogram 1/48 F-5E Aggressor; AMT Enterprise 1701-A; Revell 1/72 B-24 Liberator; AMT Henschel HS 129B

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Posted by keavdog on Monday, July 1, 2019 1:25 PM

Looking good.  Btw hasegawa weapons set D comes with an/apx-95 tacts pods.

Thanks,

John

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Posted by stikpusher on Monday, July 1, 2019 12:42 PM

That’s coming along great. Very wise to opt for no plylons or ordnance. At most, aggressor aircraft may carry a drop tank, aside from a captive inert missile and ACMI pod on the wingtip missile rails.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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  • From: South west, PA
Posted by Tomcat on Monday, July 1, 2019 12:32 PM

Here's an update on the F5-F. Cockpit is done and all the major fuselage parts added..

some seam filling  and sanding, typical Monogram. I decided that since this wasn't a "combat" aircraft, I chose to omit the armement pylons with the exception of the center line fuel tank. Here I filled in the attachment points on the model...

 Here are the decals I will be using for this build and the F5-E. The "F" will get the "snake" paint scheme and the "old Ghost" for the F-5E...

  Now I'm waiting on my paint order to arrive, then I will get to masking and spraying.

Mark aka Tomcat

On the workbench: Monogram 1/48 F-5E Aggressor; AMT Enterprise 1701-A; Revell 1/72 B-24 Liberator; AMT Henschel HS 129B

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Posted by Justinryan215 on Sunday, June 23, 2019 7:25 AM

Caveman

It is fun to make kits in the "not usual" paint schemes.  Agressors are the perfect chance to do so.  I don't know why, but I fully intend to do an A-4 in this Mig 17 scheme.  Definately catches the eye.

 index by Tim Bowers, on Flickr

Have fun!

 

 

THIS is a really cool idea!

"...failure to do anything because someone else can do better makes us rather dull and lazy..."

Mortal as I am,I know that I am born for a day.  But when I follow at my pleasure the serried multitude of the stars in their circular course, my feet no longer touch the Earth...

 

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Posted by TheMongoose on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 8:48 AM

+1 frm me, going to love watching these colors get laid down!

In the pattern: A 23-Window MicroBus and an F-100 SuperSabre (foiled)!

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Posted by Tomcat on Saturday, June 15, 2019 9:35 AM

BillG56

 

 
keavdog

I really like doing these kits - a chance to do some really cool schemes.  Here's the two I've done

 

Now that's what I'm talking about! 

 

 

 

Mark aka Tomcat

On the workbench: Monogram 1/48 F-5E Aggressor; AMT Enterprise 1701-A; Revell 1/72 B-24 Liberator; AMT Henschel HS 129B

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Posted by crown r n7 on Saturday, June 15, 2019 5:25 AM

nice builds. the sun downers are stationed in keywest they do the fly bys at the dolphin game from time to time.

Nick.

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