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Revell 1/48 F/A-18F

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Revell 1/48 F/A-18F
Posted by B_one fixer on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 9:49 PM

Revell's 1/48 F/A-18F. About the only thing added are the new ECS exhaust stacks on the back. Since the kit has the early ones molded in. they are made by quick boost and are for the Hasegawa superbug. But with a small amount of work I got it to fit. The spare tanks and weapons are from the spares bin

 

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  • From: State of Mississippi. State motto: Virtute et armis (By valor and arms)
Posted by mississippivol on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 10:53 PM
That's awesome, Fixer! What year were those CAG markings used?
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Posted by B_one fixer on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 10:56 PM

Thanks, it looks to be 2014-15

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Posted by Toshi on Thursday, May 18, 2017 1:03 AM

That is just fantastic!  I love the yellow, great job!

toshi

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Thursday, May 18, 2017 2:09 AM

Thats a nice looking Hornet, i like the weathering effects on the wings, black baseing i am guessing. really well done.

 ''I am a Norfolk man, and I glory in being so''

On the bench: Academy 1/72nd P-47D

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Posted by B_one fixer on Thursday, May 18, 2017 2:14 AM

Thanks toshi and Bish, 

It is black basing. The majority of the weathering is all done with oils. It's something I am learning as I go.

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Thursday, May 18, 2017 2:31 AM

Its come out really well. I am still trying to get the hang on black baseing, i'm a bit to heavy handed when it comes to laying down paint.

 ''I am a Norfolk man, and I glory in being so''

On the bench: Academy 1/72nd P-47D

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  • From: Newington CT
Posted by tempestjohnny on Thursday, May 18, 2017 6:23 AM
Looks great. Too bad the F is so hard to find. Around here the E is plentiful

 

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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Thursday, May 18, 2017 9:21 AM

Beautiful.  Have been wanting to do a Hornet for quite awhile.  Used to work at McDD in St. Louis.  Built almost every kit that came out of F-4 and F-15, but left just as kits for -18 were coming out.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Thursday, May 18, 2017 8:25 PM

I like the finish!

John

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Posted by B_one fixer on Thursday, May 18, 2017 8:28 PM

Thanks​ everyone, I am getting this whole grey aircraft thing kinda down

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  • From: Green Bay, WI USA
Posted by echolmberg on Friday, May 19, 2017 11:10 AM
Holy smokes! All I can say is "WOW!" I've got that same kit rising to the top of my "to do" list but I think I'm going to do it in the marking of Pax Naval Air Station. I used to live close to it when I was growing up so I think I'll go that route. Now that I see how your build turned out, I dunno man, I'm now thinking of using those markings instead! Congrats on turning out an amazing looking kit! I hope mine turns out even remotely as good as yours. Eric

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Posted by B_one fixer on Friday, May 19, 2017 11:16 AM

echolmberg
Holy smokes! All I can say is "WOW!" I've got that same kit rising to the top of my "to do" list but I think I'm going to do it in the marking of Pax Naval Air Station. I used to live close to it when I was growing up so I think I'll go that route. Now that I see how your build turned out, I dunno man, I'm now thinking of using those markings instead! Congrats on turning out an amazing looking kit! I hope mine turns out even remotely as good as yours. Eric
 

Thanks Echolmberg,

     I think the Pax markings are pretty sharp. The only reason I went with this one is that the majority of the revell builds of this release I have seen are all done in the Pax markings. To be different I went with the swordsman markings instead and was pretty happy with the result.

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  • From: Parsons Kansas
Posted by Hodakamax on Friday, May 19, 2017 11:45 AM

Really nice example of an F-18. Good work again! Geeked

Max

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  • From: Green Bay, WI USA
Posted by echolmberg on Friday, May 19, 2017 12:36 PM

B_one fixer

 

 
echolmberg
Holy smokes! All I can say is "WOW!" I've got that same kit rising to the top of my "to do" list but I think I'm going to do it in the marking of Pax Naval Air Station. I used to live close to it when I was growing up so I think I'll go that route. Now that I see how your build turned out, I dunno man, I'm now thinking of using those markings instead! Congrats on turning out an amazing looking kit! I hope mine turns out even remotely as good as yours. Eric
 

 

 

Thanks Echolmberg,

     I think the Pax markings are pretty sharp. The only reason I went with this one is that the majority of the revell builds of this release I have seen are all done in the Pax markings. To be different I went with the swordsman markings instead and was pretty happy with the result.

 

To be honest with you, I think the only reason I haven't started on my F/A-18F is because I simply cannot decide which of the two markings to go with!  In reality, I think it might be one of those situations where, no matter which markings you choose, you just can't lose.

Eric

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