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  1. Hi everyone! Back again after taking another break from building for awhile... So here is my latest completed project, the 1/48 Hasegawa F/A-18C Hornet in VFA-86 Sidewinders CAG markings circa 2006. I was drawn to the large orange diamond on the spine, much like the old A-7s of the same squadron in the late 70s, so I knew I had to build my first Legacy Hornet in those markings. Soon I will build a Corsair in the same "diamond spine" style markings. The decals I used are from Afterburner Decals "Snakes on a Plane" sheet. These performed flawlessly like usual. The kit itself is really nice, great detail and fit was quite good other than the intakes. That was a bit of a struggle there to align. The biggest issue I encountered with this build was self inflicted, however. A couple of weeks ago I had a long weekend off, and I decided I was going to try to finish the build that weekend, despite having a considerable amount of things to do. So I decided to skip the future coat step before decals, which I have never done before. Well, the decals went down ok (I did get some silvering I never get however), but the big issue was the wash. Man, it was a MAJOR pain to get that off, even with turpenoid. So I learned a lesson, I will not skip that step ever again! As far as aftermarket, I threw in a Quickboost seat and Aires closed nozzles. GBU-16s are from Hasegawa weapons set D, and AIM-9Xs are from the Tamiya F-16C Aggressor kit. Now that I have built a Hasegawa Hornet, I will be interested to see how the Kinetic one compares. Kit: 1/48 Hasegawa F/A-18C Hornet "Golden Dragons" boxing Decals: Afterburner Decals "Snakes on a Plane" Aftermarket: Aires Closed Exhaust Nozzles, Quickboost Ejection Seat, Hasegawa Weapons Set D Paints: Gunze Mr. Surfacer Black 1500 (primer base), Tamiya Liquid White Primer (for marble coat), Gunze Aqueous FS 33613 Radome Tan, FS 36375 Light Ghost Gray, FS 36320 Dark Ghost Gray, Tamiya Rubber Black, Clear Red, Clear Green, and Smoke, and Alclad II Gloss Black Primer, Airframe Aluminum, and Burnt Iron. Future+Tamiya XF-21 Flat Base 6:1 ratio for final matte coat. Mig Ammo Deep Gray panel wash. Now on to the pics, I hope you like!
  2. AlienFrogModeller

    Kinetic CF188 1/48

    Started a small production line of CF188 aircraft. Will be a slow build but I am willing to show some pics along the way of the progress. 4 Kinetic CF188 aircraft Decals - Leading Edge, Kit supplied, Canuck Resin - Neomega (the cockpit sets is not that great), Aries, Attack Sqn, Wolfpack, Northstar, Legend (seats too small) Photoetch - Eduard, A.M.U.R. Reaver Paint - Mr Color, Gunze, Tamiya, Testors, Alclad, Vallejo Primer (73.601) - not happy with it, Mig White primer (2004) Glue - Tamiya Extra Thin, Tamiya Cement, Bob Smith Industries, Mercury Adhesives, Gorilla Misc - Mr Hobby masking liquid, Walthers Solvaset, Mr Mark Softener, Microscale Decal Set+Solution+Krystal Klear+Microflat+Microgloss, Vallejo Plastic putty, Squadron Green putty, 3M red filler. Tools - Waldron Punch and Die set, .1"+ .2"+.3" + .4" drill bits, Side cutters, tweezers, #10 + #15 scalpel blades, Various clamps, home made jigs (paper), various pens, swear words, luck and spousal support. So here goes; it's not a fast ride but your welcome to follow. Hopefully you'll pick up a few things and a I'll learn as well from your feedback.
  3. New 1/72 Pratt & Whitney engines are available for ordering: 1/72 Pratt & Whitney R-1340 Wasp 103 parts. Can be built as early production, late production or geared version. 1/72 Pratt & Whitney R-985 Wasp Junior 99 parts. 1/72 Pratt & Whitney R-1690 Hornet / BMW 132 (early production) 61 parts.
  4. JJ Models

    F/A-18C HORNET Academy 1/32

    Hello partners Model F / A-18C Hornet, scale model 1/32 scale Academy. The model is on a surface that simulates the deck of an aircraft carrier. A greeting and I hope you like it
  5. Najk

    Canadian CF-188's

    Hey guys, Looking through some Pictures for an upcoming build, I've noticed some kind of antenna just behind the canopy on Canadian CF-188 Hornets. Could anyone enlighten me on what this is for? If anyone has measurements on it, it would be even better! :) Antenna 1 Antenna 2 On the above photos, it is the round disc behind the canopy. TIA!
  6. Hey guys, I'm looking for the Academy 1/72 scale F/A-18D Hornet, kit #12422. Has anyone out there got a kit or two for sale at a reasonable price? Must be complete (minus weapons) and unstarted. Don't need to be sealed. I will pay for shipping to Sweden, and prefer PayPal as payment option. TIA!
  7. Hello all, These are my hornets I've been slowly working on lately. Im new to the scene and would appreciate any feedback or tips on how I can improve as an aircraft modeller. let me know what you think. thanks.
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