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Academy F/A-18F Super Hornet 1/72 (Completed)

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    February 2020
Academy F/A-18F Super Hornet 1/72 (Completed)
Posted by PhilliePhan79 on Sunday, February 21, 2021 10:13 AM

Completed this for the "Close Air Support" group build.  I like looking at everyone elses completed models so thought I would create a thread here.  Thanks for looking!

 

I have finished the Academy 1/72 F/A-18F Super Hornet.  Markings are VFA-103 Jolly Rogers provided in the kit.  I Beat it up with some oils and Tamiya black panel liner to make it look like a work horse. This was one of the easier kits that I have built so far and it has really nice recessed panels and details.  Decals conform really well.  In much of the final assembly i didn't even need glue.  The parts fit like a glove.  Thank you to Lewbud for hosting the group build.  On to the pics:

 

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Thursday, February 25, 2021 10:27 AM
Gotta love a Jolly Roger

 

  • Member since
    November 2020
  • From: Brunswick, Ohio
Posted by Buckeye2 on Thursday, February 25, 2021 11:12 AM

That looks awesome.  If it's as nice a kit as you say I may have to get one of these.

Mike

 

  • Member since
    November 2008
  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Thursday, February 25, 2021 12:15 PM

Love the bones motif. Very nice paint.

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  • Member since
    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Friday, February 26, 2021 4:56 AM

Beautifully done! 

                   

 

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Friday, February 26, 2021 2:46 PM

Nice job - Jolly Rogers!  Great scheme

Thanks,

John

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    June 2017
Posted by UnwaryPaladin on Friday, February 26, 2021 4:17 PM

Turned out great! With a different background I would swear it was the real thing.

fox
  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Friday, February 26, 2021 7:30 PM

Very nice build!!!!!

One tip if I may. Try a light on either side to remove quite a bit of the shadows. A lot more of the great detail you put on the plane will show up.

Jim Captain

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  • Member since
    April 2020
  • From: West Texas
Posted by JBRaider on Friday, February 26, 2021 9:19 PM

That came out great!

I was tempted to pick up that kit at Hobby Lobby with the 40% off coupon but sadly they don't carry it here anymore.

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: El Dorado Hills, CA
Posted by IBuild148 on Friday, February 26, 2021 9:25 PM

Very well done!

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http://i712.photobucket.com/albums/ww122/randysmodels/NMF%20Group%20build%20II/Group%20Badge/NMFIIGBbadgesmall.jpg

 

  • Member since
    January 2020
  • From: Maryland
Posted by wpwar11 on Friday, February 26, 2021 9:55 PM

Very impressive.  It turned out nice.  

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