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Unread July 30th, 2011, 09:30 PM
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Hi all:
I was working in two Monogram models, but I feel a little burn out.
So I want to do a quick build with an almost non trouble kit, Iīm not aiming to accuracy but to an easy build.
The AFV F-5E looks right for this project.
I have the AFV kit, a Two Bobs decal set for the VC-13, an Avionix seat, a WP seat and Exaust set from AMS.
So letīs see what can I do.



The AFV Kit have the gun bay open, I donīt like this feature, so glue the doors in place.
they donīt fit well without a little sanding.



At first I think to use the duck bill nose from ARME, so I cut the guides for the plastic piece, but finally I decide to use the round nose.





I just use a bit of plastic and wire in the tub.



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Unread July 31st, 2011, 10:47 PM
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The instrument panel and the superior coaming, donīt fit.
Itīs necessary to sand the inside of the nocht and double check the pregress, until the panel fits.
Itīs a good idea to dry fit everything at this point.





I dry fit the Avionix seat and it give me the impresion of being too long.
And the WP seat looks too wide.
At this point I donīt know wich Iīll use.



I donīt like the detail molded in the pedals.
They looks overscale to me.
So I cut two pieces of channel with my old and trusty Chooper, and fix them with Tamiya glue.





Ok. I think everything is ready to paint.
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I build this model, and i think that is one of the best OOB Panels, your progress are great

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Good start aeroteto! Can't wait to see the finished model.
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After a while, i paint the cockpit.
only basic colors, a lot of wheatering and retouching is needed











Hope finish this kit ASAP.
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Neat! Another F-5 build! Your cockpit looks great.
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Great progress on this one! Like the pedals. They look much better than the original.
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thanks guys!
Looking it in the front looks a little strange.


Ok Iīll close the front fuselage halves.
It doesnīt fit very good, I need to sand a lot the cockpit tub sides and soften a little with glue cement to force the halves to get closed.







Iīll use the Quick Boost wheel bay set and the Speed Brakes.
The front bay is a beautiful drop in replacement for the kit part.







But the main wheel bay and the speed brakes bay are a totally different story.
Youīll need to cut, file and sand a lot of plastic before it barely fits.
those parts donīt fit well in the kit part, leaving some gaps.
Adjusting this is a little nightmare.





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But the main wheel bay and the speed brakes bay are a totally different story.
Youīll need to cut, file and sand a lot of plastic before it barely fits.
those parts donīt fit well in the kit part, leaving some gaps.
Adjusting this is a little nightmare.
You are not joking...
I did a review of these for IMPS USA. You can see my result and comments! It for sure is an @ss woop.

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hi andyrens, i read your review, it was very helpful thanks a lot man!!
The Aires wheel & speed brakes bays are a lovely improvement, but are very difficult to get the in place.
but with some work and care, they finally are in place











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Once the resin pieces are glued in place, they need to be grinded in some areas that interfere with the superior pieces.
If you donīt grind these areas, you donīt be able to close the fuselage.







The inner zone of the upper wing piece needs to be scrap to almost transparent.
there is a lot of plastic to be removed here.
I like to use a new wide blade rather than my micromotor, I feel I have much more control with the blade taking away plastic.





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Before to close glue the front fuselage part to the main fuselage part, I glue a piece of plasticard gray painted in the aft zone to prevent you can see inside the model once finished.
I skip a couple of steps of the instructions related to the intakes, I think itīs easier to do it this way.







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Looks good mate and very delicate work! look forward to seeing more!

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p.s you have a PM from me regarding H500E
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thanks guys!
Looking it in the front looks a little strange.

MANAMANA!

I think the entire front end of AFV Club's F-5E looks strange - the kit has a "coke-bottle-shape" below the cockpit, and the corners are generally too rounded and this spoils the shape for me. It's not impossible to fix, but it takes a bit of effort doing so. Your cockpit paintint looks sharp, and gutsy move on installing the Aires wheel wells. To reinforce the thin areas, you can plug the holes with Bare Metal Foil from behind and then fill the area with slowsetting epoxy (e.g. Blue Araldite) that gives you a few hours of working time and won't affect joining your upper and lower wing halves using plastic cement or superglue.

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Hey Jimmy almost finish the vacs for de MD500!
Thanks Jens, I didn't fix the front end, I just don't know where to start.
The kit is almost ready to the paint shop, i'll take a few pics in the next days.
Best regards !
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