It has been awhile since my last model and I've been aching to get back to it! This years season opener,(I count fall thru mid spring the prime modeling season here in Avondale,Pa), is an almost "as is" F-20 Tigershark from PModel, from Japan/Nippon. These kits are available as downloads from Japan as well as from Spishop and are very well designed. Most of them are 1-50 scale and have no cockpits but oddly enough have fairly detailed wheelwells and very good ordnance. The designer I believe is K. Gondou, and some of the earlier works have been designed with few, if any, formers. The shapes are rolled/folded into there final dimensions and surprisingly hold the overall profiles rather well. Some of the later kits are starting to appear with fuselage formers, of a sort, and some with fairly detailed cockpits. It is here that I'm departing from the "as is" design of the F-20. PModel has redesigned the F-5 and given it an interior. Years ago I kitbashed a Maly cockpit into an enlarged F-5E and it worked pretty well, this year I took the F-5E cockpit and am trying to graft it into the F-20. The 1st set of pics are actually from the Pmodel site showing thier completed F-20 and the updated F-5.