The kit is the 1/72 Academy, the box offers pieces for two versions F3 or F5. The model was built OOB, I added the brake tubes on the main gears, with Tamiya tape for the seat belts in the cockpit. I used the model art decals sheet n° 72/026 to feature an aircraft of the French "Aéronatique Navale" flotille 1F. based on the carrier "Arromanche" in Indochine on 1953.
As usual I used Humbrol enamel paint the body of the machine as an Us Navy aircraft in gloss dark sea blue FS15042 /H181 and interiors with interior green FS34151/H 151. After decalling I sprayed a soft hand of Gunze matt varnish and weathered the airplane with oil colors and pastels. With an airbrush and tan color I reproduced the exhausts trails. This kit is easy, enjoyable and cheap.
Recently Italeri issued a marvellous new kit, better than the Academy, but with a little bit of work, it's possible to build a good replica using the Korean kit.
Here's a lot of history:
Felice De Leo "The Black Sheep"
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