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

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#1 jenshb

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Posted 02 December 2017 - 12:28 PM

OK, this predates Maverick and Goose by a few years.  The original aircraft was lost in 1984, and the decals portray the aircraft as it was in 1977.  The intention is to build "white 40" in three shades of blue from the Hasegawa kit I dug out of the loft.  It has been started, but not by much:  The wings are glued to the fuselage, the nose panels for the gun stuck in place, some Milliput to cover ejector pin marks, so less than 25% I'd say. 

 

Planning to use the Black Box cockpit and a pilot and mount it in flight, trying to wax some Tomcat crew's tail.  The mouldings are sharp and the canopy very clear, so the resin cockpit will be an improvement here.

 

 

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Posted 02 December 2017 - 12:47 PM

nice one

 

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Posted 02 December 2017 - 04:40 PM

The F-5E Adversaries are some of my favorite, so I'll be following your build. If time allows, I'd like to do the White 43 scheme off that sheet.

 

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Posted 02 December 2017 - 08:55 PM

Thank you for your interest gents.  The Black Box cockpit provides both the early (small) and later (large and boxy) headrest.  Which would be appropriate for a 1977 vintage adversary?

 

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Posted 02 December 2017 - 09:46 PM

Hmmm..."Not allowed to use that image extension on this community" .  photos.google.com not allowed?  I get the same message with imgur when I try to use the Image button in the post, yet the photo is accessible when clicking on the link?

 

https://imgur.com/a/8egeQ

 

Hi Jens,

 

The link you posted points to a web page that contains the image, rather than the image itself. And when I clicked on the link to view the image, I could see no way to grab the direct link. We've got a number of members who use Imgur now, so perhaps one of them will come along with some instructions on how it works.

 

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Posted 02 December 2017 - 11:10 PM

Found the "magic formula" now Kev.

 

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 06:47 PM

Jens...NOICE choice.

No idea who Goose and Maverick are though! Whatever it is ... :unsure:

this is going to be good thread /build to follow.

:popcorn:

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 06:50 PM

Nice choice! Been looking out for a new tool T-38 for a long time now.    Following here should be fun. Model on!


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Posted 07 December 2017 - 10:23 PM

Jens...NOICE choice.

No idea who Goose and Maverick are though! Whatever it is ... :unsure:

this is going to be good thread /build to follow.

:popcorn:

You've never seen  the movie "Top Gun"?

 

Need to finish off an Airfix Mustang first before I can make much progress on this one.

 

Jens


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Posted 08 December 2017 - 12:47 AM

Jens

Nice choice for sure and will be following all the eway

Keep 'em comin

Peter


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Posted 08 December 2017 - 06:06 PM

No Jens....never seen the Movie TOP GUN.

:doh: :DodgeBall:)
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Res Non Verba .

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Potius Mori quam foedari.


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Posted 08 December 2017 - 07:26 PM

No Jens....never seen the Movie TOP GUN.
 

 

 

Dear Maru, I think youve lost that loving feeling..............   :lol: (Need to watch the moving to understand)


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Posted 08 December 2017 - 10:37 PM

No Jens....never seen the Movie TOP GUN.

:doh: :DodgeBall:)

 

I can't believe it, you must be the last man left alive who hasn't...

 

Richard


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Posted 09 December 2017 - 04:22 PM

Now then, before this gets totally off the rails; I decided to upload an avatar in keeping with the spirit of the group build and perhaps also the subect:)  BTW, I found a photo of my subject in the Osprey series of books form the 80s on Aggressor Aircraft.  That shows the headrest of this aircraft at the time was the original type.  Been battling with the Black Box cockpit in between decalling the Mustang, but not much to show for it yet.

 

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Posted 09 December 2017 - 06:24 PM

I think this thread may have given KHM the push it needed as I see the box art for their new F-5 just this morning.    I also really like the look of White 40, if its the one Im thinking of...........

 

Looking forward to more progress! 


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