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1/48 Hasegawa F/A-18E VFA-143 inflight

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Hi Everyone


I present to you a VFA-143 inflight display from the 2006/2007 cruise. Aftermarket bits used were fightertown decals, aires ejection seat, two mikes seamless intakes and attack squadron GBU-38's. Had a bit of difficulty strapping the pilot into the seat using the PE but I'm pleased with how it turned out. Painted using Mr Hobby and Tamiya paint and weathered with oils and powders.


Will take some better photos when the sun is out!












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Very nice in-flight display!  Great finish overall, but I really I dig the finish and details on your external tanks & weapons and your pilot & cockpit details.  You're a better man than I am when it comes to photo-etched seatbelts... I usually just resort to masking tape :) 



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On 7/14/2017 at 7:40 PM, Fly-n-hi said:

Fantastic work!  How was it getting the gear doors on and flush?


Thank you! The rear doors were quite easy just a little bit of drying fitting was needed but the front gear doors were quite a pain in the backside!! I had to do a lot of dry fitting and using some the left over plastic I made some supports so the doors didn't fall into the bays whilst gluing.

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