1/48 ESCI F-5E

Gallery Article by Osni Vieira Junior

 

This is an F-5E of the 1/14 PAMPA  Squadron of the Brazilian Air Force.

I used automotive acrylic paint and dullcoat from Orion Models (different Orion Models from one in USA) on all models.

 

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Comparing the Esci kit with the Revell shows that the Revell kit is the best deal.  The Esci kit has very good external detail but suffers from a poor interior.

I used liquid glue throughout the building of this model.  The finish was achieved with a wash and dry brushing with oil paints followed by further dry brushing with pastels.

For the F-5E references I used info from the website http://www.mat.ufrgs.br/%7Erudnei/FAB/port/f-5.html as well as others.  This website is in Portuguese, but I'll include the link for anyone that is interested.

Osni Vieira Junior

      

Photos and text by Osni Vieira Junior