The Northrop F-5A originally tooled by ESCI has been re-released by Italeri and with a stunning new decal sheet, as CHRIS CLIFFORD reports.


One of the best moves that Italeri could have made was to acquire the moulds from fellow (defunct) Italian firm ESCI. The latter’s 1/72 jet kits from the 1980s were ahead of their time, and still stand up well today, even if they need a little extra detail. So, it’s particularly pleasing to see ESCI’s F-5A back on the market, courtesy of Italeri (item 1441), and especially as it’s just the second time it’s happened… the last being 20 years ago.

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