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Top Gun F-5E Hasegawa Black Box F-5E

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#16 TorbenD


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Posted 09 December 2017 - 08:39 PM

Lovin’ the Blue Meanie Jens, very apt!



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Posted 10 December 2017 - 09:40 AM

Brian And Jens..

I think I must have and I AM THE LAST man not to have watched it.

Good work by the way.

Need more pics.

Thank you.
Nice avatar.


Res Non Verba .

La calma è la virtù dei forti !

Potius Mori quam foedari.

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Posted 21 January 2018 - 12:18 PM

I've been sidetracked for a while, but have got back to doing some more work on this.  As I want it in flight and support it through the rather simple exhausts, I have added some bracing inside the fuselage that serves as support for the brass rods.  This fuselage shouldn't flex...




The Black Box cockpit needs a fair degree of fettling to make the pieces fit.  At first, the rear bulkhead was several millimetres behind the kit panel line that marks the location of that bulkhead, and as can be seen, there are gaps.  The sidewall panels weren't quite the same shape and pushed the cockpit tub too low.  The instrument panel was made up from four pieces which made assemby more awkward than it needs to.  Detail is great, but it does make me wonder if the master pattern was even test fitted to the kit...






The BB cockpit features a radar display, but I don't think the Navy Aggressors had a radar, so what woud be in it's place?



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#19 Mark M

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Posted 21 January 2018 - 12:34 PM

:popcorn:  :popcorn:

Regards Mark

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