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Hi guys 

I need your advice as I was asked to build an F-18F super hornet in 1/32 with jolly Roger's markings 

 

1. Which kit should i for an easier build? 

2. Needs to have AGM-84H SLAM-ER with folded wings. Where can I get them from?

3. AIM-9X as well. Where do I get them?

4. Exhaust? Shall I go for resin? And if yes which ones?

5. Do I need resin seats? The canopy will be closed so is the kit offerings ok?

6.What else shall I add to enhance the external look of plane and weapons?

7. Decals?

 

Any other advise?

Thanks

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The only 1/32 AGM-84H SLAM-ER I could find is in the Trumpeter 1/32 US Aircraft Weapons kit:

https://www.scalemates.com/kits/trumpeter-03306-missile--153844

Pic shows them with wings extended, though I would think they could be built with the wings folded too (would be kinda useless otherwise).

 

As far as 1/32 AIM-9X, look no further than Zactoman's beautiful pieces.

https://www.zactomodels.com/html/AIM-9X/AIM-9X.htm

 

As for exhausts and seats, I usually replace those on all my kits as the kit detail usually cannot match that done in resin. I think Aires, Avionix and Olimp do exhausts. Aires and Wolfpack do seats. GT Resin also does seamless exhausts for the Trumpeter kit.

 

Finally decals, Fightertown did a set for the Jolly Roger's. Out of production but may be eBay or someone here has a set they would part with.

https://www.scalemates.com/kits/fightertown-decals-32016-f-a-18f-super-hornet-vfa-103-jolly-rogers--191477

 

P.S. DXM does a decal set:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/DXM-decal-1-32-USN-F-A-18F-Super-Hornet-VFA-103-Jolly-Rogers/114066748768?hash=item1a8ee87560:g:jRYAAOSwlkheHm1y

Furball does a couple with Jolly Roger's:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Furball-1-32-decals-F-A-18E-F-Super-Hornet-for-Trumpeter-Kit-32001/184152752850?hash=item2ae05c02d2:g:5MoAAOSwfhVeMmrN

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Furball-Aero-Design-1-48-decals-F-A-18A-C-E-F-2014-Oceana-Airshow-48-040/184164520736?hash=item2ae10f9320:g:MAIAAOSwYpxeP4c2

And Speed Hunter:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Speed-Hunter-Graphics-1-32-decal-F-18E-and-F-Super-Hornet-Big-Scale-Supers-32011/183729812049?epid=6030470116&hash=item2ac7267251:g:OX4AAOSwp91cio50

 

I cannot speak to the accuracy of any of these decal sets.

 

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