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1:32 scale F-18... does it exist?

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1:32 scale F-18... does it exist?
Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, May 17, 2003 9:03 PM
Question [?] I was wondering if there is any 1:32 scale hornet kits out there... If anyone knows of one, please give me a link if possible.

Thanx,
Flyboy64
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  • From: New Zealand
Posted by nzgunnie on Saturday, May 17, 2003 9:09 PM
Academy make a 1/32 Hornet, just recently released.
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  • From: Lafayette, LA
Posted by Melgyver on Saturday, May 17, 2003 9:11 PM
Hasegawa has had one for years. Listed in Hobbyland for $60. Academy has a F-18C due out anytime now, Pre-order from Hobbyland is $96! Ouch!

Clear Left!

Mel

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  • From: Joisey
Posted by John P on Sunday, May 18, 2003 9:22 AM
Go here to buy:
http://www.squadron.com/ItemDetails.asp?item=MH2191

Here's a review:
http://www.ipmsusa.org/Reviews/reviews.htm
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  • From: Pominville, NY
Posted by BlackWolf3945 on Sunday, May 25, 2003 4:28 AM
Yessiree, it do exist! Tongue [:P]

Here's a shot of Ed Kinney's build at NOREASTCON 2003.

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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, May 25, 2003 11:10 AM
Check e-bay, they had several last night (5-24).
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, May 26, 2003 12:11 AM
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, May 26, 2003 12:27 AM
Yes Academy 1/32nd just got one for $90.00 USD. Best price so far. Cannot wait to get my hands on it.
Though there is the Hasegawa kit of the prototype I have this as well. Also Revell had one also which is just as
old as the Hase kit.

Fly Navy, Weapons are hot, check your six!
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, May 28, 2003 5:53 AM
I have just had a good look at the Accademy kit and.........WOW!!!!!!
A real box full. Fantastic detail, full weapons fit. 3 choices of crew, 2 sitting, one with NVGs one climbing in ,plus deck crew and they will be releasing a two seater! the brekdown of parts makes that clear. An awsome decal sheet.
In all it looks like a fanttastic kit
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, May 29, 2003 9:32 PM
thanks guys. i just want to know- do you really need an airbrush for this kit? (the academy one) I had a cheap testors one, but it clogged, and im kinda apprehensive about buying a new one. please tell me what you think. thanx again
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, May 30, 2003 12:38 AM
Needing an airbrush is not a pre-requisite for any kit. Whether you need an airbrush is contingent on how fastidious you are with the finish of your model. Some folks just spray can everything, but the finish and quality is not nearly as good, and the control is not very good. An airbrush takes some time to learn and break-in, so you have to decide if spray cans are good enough or not, and if not, buy a good airbrush. :)
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  • From: Pominville, NY
Posted by BlackWolf3945 on Friday, May 30, 2003 2:59 AM
Man, these days I couldn't fathom the thought of building without an airbrush. I look back on the days when I was literally afraid of the dang things, and I just chuckle to myself. How we change with time...

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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, May 30, 2003 10:05 AM
Academy builds one that is really nice... it runs for about $ 119 at hobby lobby, hope this help
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  • From: Everett
Posted by markuz226 on Sunday, June 1, 2003 12:53 PM
Yep... the Academy one. I would want to build the bird (or more correctly, the bug) but the scale and the price are stopping me. I am mainly a quarter scale modeler... *sighs*
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