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Freedom Tigers II

Aztec Models 1/48 Freedom Tigers II Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review November 2012 Manufacturer Aztec Models
Subject Freedom Tigers II Scale 1/48
Set Number 48050 Pros Interesting selection of Freedom Fighters
Cons Some multi-layer decals provided Skill Level Basic
MSRP (USD) $12.90

First Look

Aztec Models has released this interesting set of markings for the F-5A/B kits in 1/48 scale with some colorful subjects..

Freedom Tigers II Freedom Tigers II

This set provides markings for ten examples:

  1. VF-5A, 9456, Venezuelan AF (FAV), 2006
  2. F-5A, 69-148, 6 TFS, Philippines AF, 1972
  3. F-5B, 3_7020, Islamic Republic of Iran AF, 2005
  4. CF-5D, OJ25, Z28 Sqn, Botswana Defense Force, 2002
  5. RF-5A, 97-148, Republic of Korea Air Force
  6. CF-5D, 6372, Venezuelan AF (FAV), 2009
  7. F-5B, 10589, Philippines AF, 1976
  8. F-5C, 7579, North Vietnam, 2003
  9. CF-5A, OJ1, Z28 Sqn, Botswana Defense Force, 2002
  10. F-5A, 2-7275, Islamic Republic of Iran AF, 2010

The instructions provide one side of the aircraft in color profile and with some that have differing camouflage on the other side, the instructions MAY provide coverage of the other side in the black and white supplemental pages. Some of the national markings will require you to place a decal atop another to complete the markings.

This is another nice set of markings and provide the modeler with a selection of unique camouflage schemes to set off their next project.

For more information about this set and the other releases from Aztec Models, visit their website at

My sincere thanks to Aztec Models for this review sample!


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