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The Hornet's Nest GB 10/10-10/11

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Posted by simpilot34 on Saturday, August 21, 2010 5:51 AM

Ok guys as promised I have located my detail shots of a USN SuperBug that was parked undercover next to our hangar with no one around. Enjoy mates!!! WARNING PIC HEAVY!

 

 

Cheers, Lt. Cmdr. Richie "To be prepared for war, is one of the most effectual means of preserving the peace."-George Washington
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Posted by raptordriver on Saturday, August 21, 2010 10:31 PM

Arki-Thanks that makes sense, I guess speed isn't everything in battle anyway.

Daywalker- I can't wait to get started even though I am going to be busier than I have ever been. What a great idea for a GB. It is good to jump out of WWII.Smile

Richie- Nice pics,thanks for posting they are good reference photos.

Andrew

 

 

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Posted by Julez72 on Sunday, August 22, 2010 6:56 AM

Awesome pics Sim....Found some stuff at the QMHE vendors stalls today for my Bug, picked up the decal sheet an Eduard colored set and masks for $40.....Now i just need to spend the $120 to get the kit....

 

 

 

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Posted by Daywalker on Sunday, August 22, 2010 9:28 AM

Richie- Great photos man, thanks for sharing those!  Here are a few close-ups of an F/A-18C I took last year at an airshow-

Andrew- I hear ya!  I'm really looking forward to this GB.  I just have to decide which kit to build!  On the fence between a 1/48 Hasegawa F/A-18F Super Bug, and a 1/32 Academy F/A-18C.

Julez72

....Now i just need to spend the $120 to get the kit....

$120?  Which kit are you considering?

 

Frank 

 

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Posted by simpilot34 on Sunday, August 22, 2010 10:34 AM

You have some great pics too Frank, THANKS!!!!Toast Julez is considering buying a 1/32 I would say by the price. And most likely a Trump.

Cheers, Lt. Cmdr. Richie "To be prepared for war, is one of the most effectual means of preserving the peace."-George Washington
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Posted by Julez72 on Monday, August 23, 2010 9:31 AM

Actually it's the Hasegawa 1/48 kit, i saw it on ebay for "buy it now" at $120 AU but i called into the LHS after work today and picked it up for an even $100....So i have everything i need to get going nowStick out tongueYeah

Take a look....

 

 

 

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Posted by Julez72 on Monday, August 23, 2010 9:34 AM

I forgot to ask, i noticed on all those pics that the gear bays doors have a red border, is that a standard thing on all Hornets???

 

 

 

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Posted by Daywalker on Monday, August 23, 2010 10:15 AM

OK, I updated page one for your Hornet!  As for the reason for the red door edges, I think it has something to do with making it easier to see if a door is not completely closed in flight.  I do know that US Navy and USMC aircraft all have it, hopefully someone else can elaborate?

Frank 

 

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Posted by simpilot34 on Monday, August 23, 2010 10:25 AM

I think that the red borders are also a safety measure when people and equipment are running around on a busy deck during flight ops.

Looking forward to seeing your build Julez!!!!Toast

Cheers, Lt. Cmdr. Richie "To be prepared for war, is one of the most effectual means of preserving the peace."-George Washington
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Posted by STFD637 on Monday, August 23, 2010 3:20 PM

Daywalker: Ok I have decided. Put me in for Hasegawa's 1/72 F-18A Blue Angel. I currently have both of hasegawa's Super Hornets, F-18C, and this one in the stash. I am still looking for a good deal on the F-18A with normal navy scheme.

This might be a good break from all the Vipers for my GB!

Travis

 

"If a lie is told often, and long enough, it becomes reality!"

Travis/STFD637

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Posted by Boba Fett on Monday, August 23, 2010 4:13 PM

Hey Daywalker, too late to get in? I have one of the 1/144th dragon F's and It's getting marked up as the jolly rogers, VFA 103. My dad knows a guy from work, and his son is a pilot for an F in VFA 103.  I believe it's Lt. McLean. This guy, in fact

http://www.afrc.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123215973

I was planning on marking it for his bird, and then posing it on the Dragon Aircraft carrier segment. Then I was going to send it to him. Joining the GB will get me motivated. Can I get in?

 

Graham

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Posted by Daywalker on Monday, August 23, 2010 6:42 PM

Thanks for the clarification Richie, that makes a lot of sense! Toast  I suppose that red really stands out.

Travis- You got it, list updated!  Speaking of the Viper GB, I just sprayed some paint on the 1/32 kit.  And, right now I am deciding how to fix a boo-boo on the 1/48 kit.  May just end up grabbing another kit and starting over.  Either way, I'll wait until your GB officially kicks off before commencing any further on the 1/48 kit.

Graham- By all means, welcome aboard!  That is so cool that you are going to build that Hornet for him- and thanks for the link to his story.  I added you to the roster.

That makes 10 of us officially, so this GB is a GO!

Frank 

 

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Posted by Boba Fett on Monday, August 23, 2010 6:44 PM

great!I'm drooling over the pieces now... trying to restrain myself. Oh well... There goes my little Pavla Bell H-13 back into the box.

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Posted by bobbaily on Monday, August 23, 2010 7:00 PM

STFD637

I am still looking for a good deal on the F-18A with normal navy scheme.

Travis

Travis-check out this article on Modeling Madness-sounds like you can take this C model and make an A.

http://www.modelingmadness.com/scotts/mod/has/00438p.htm

Also, Sprue Brothers has this kit on sale for $9.99 (I think)-I just ordered one.....Check out the Super Specials part of their site-bunch of 1/72nd Hasegawa Hornets on sale.

Here's the instructions and parts that are not used for the C model...I assume that they would be for the A model:

http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10007192

Here's the link for the instructions for the A version:

http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10030907

Just click on the individual pages to enlarge.

Frank-Looks like I'll be building a F/A-18C, 1/72 Hasegawa.  I also ordered the Hasegawa weapons kit (on sale also)-older style bombs (no 'smart' weapons) but it'll keep the Hornet from looking naked....

Bob

 

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Posted by Daywalker on Monday, August 23, 2010 7:11 PM

You got it Bob, list updated!  Funny, I was just over at Sprue Bros looking at those 1/72 kits.  I don't usually build in that scale, but for those prices- it's hard to go wrong!

Frank 

 

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Posted by bobbaily on Monday, August 23, 2010 7:56 PM

Frank-this will be my first 1/72nd kit-but between price and space constraints, it seems like a good time to start, especially on the modern (bigger) jets....and nobody will miss all those little stencils that would be noticed in 1/48th....Wink

Bob

 

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Posted by simpilot34 on Monday, August 23, 2010 8:44 PM

bobbaily

....and nobody will miss all those little stencils that would be noticed in 1/48th....Wink

Wanna bet!!!!????DevilPropeller

Frank, you can never go wrong with 1/72 mate, trust me.WinkWhistling Believe me though, After building the Stringbag and then starting the Buc(which is still languishing) I was like wow, I can see everything!!! Then got to the PE, my enthusiasm quickly waned lol. Still gonna finish her one day.

Boba after reading that story i would definately have to do his plane!!! Imagine being apart for so long and then being that close, and not being able to touch.Boo Hoo Would have been heart wrenching to have to head back to the carrier after that.

Cheers, Lt. Cmdr. Richie "To be prepared for war, is one of the most effectual means of preserving the peace."-George Washington
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Posted by raptordriver on Monday, August 23, 2010 9:07 PM

Frank! No! Don't do it!

If you get a 1/72 hornet, it will feel out of place with all of your 1/48 planes. They will tease him for being small.Indifferent

EDIT* Am I the only one who has noticed that no two people are building the same kit?

Andrew

 

 

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Posted by simpilot34 on Monday, August 23, 2010 9:48 PM

What about Frank's 1/144 262's??? They will have to keep it company then. Strength in numbers!!!Propeller

Cheers, Lt. Cmdr. Richie "To be prepared for war, is one of the most effectual means of preserving the peace."-George Washington
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Posted by raptordriver on Monday, August 23, 2010 10:12 PM

I bet the 1/48 planes have a ritual, so when a smaller scale planes come by, the bigger planes throw the small planes off the shelf and into the Carpet MonsterDevil

Bad idea Frank, 1/48 is the right scale.

Andrew

 

 

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Posted by Daywalker on Monday, August 23, 2010 10:48 PM

simpilot34

What about Frank's 1/144 262's??? They will have to keep it company then. Strength in numbers!!!Propeller

raptordriver

LOL, sometimes the big jets use those little fellas as wheel chocks! Black Eye

I bet the 1/48 planes have a ritual, so when a smaller scale planes come by, the bigger planes throw the small planes off the shelf and into the Carpet MonsterDevil

Bad idea Frank, 1/48 is the right scale.

I think you're right Andrew!  I wonder what those 1/48 jets are gonna think when this one hits the shelf...

Propeller

Frank 

 

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Posted by raptordriver on Monday, August 23, 2010 11:16 PM

They are not worried because it has been on the bench sooooo long, they are pretty sure it will stay on the benchBig Smile

Andrew

 

 

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Posted by Daywalker on Monday, August 23, 2010 11:24 PM

raptordriver

They are not worried because it has been on the bench sooooo long, they are pretty sure it will stay on the benchBig Smile

OMG, I laughed so hard at that one!  Thanks a lot, now I have snot on my monitor. Dead

Frank 

 

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Posted by Julez72 on Tuesday, August 24, 2010 1:13 AM

Daywalker

 


 

OMG, I laughed so hard at that one!  Thanks a lot, now I have snot on my monitor. Dead

Is that a common occurance???

 

 

 

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Posted by Boba Fett on Wednesday, August 25, 2010 3:57 PM

it happens.... though coffee/tea/soda is a more common occurance. And depending on the user, levels of substance on monitor go up. Eg. Manny.

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Posted by Daywalker on Friday, August 27, 2010 9:48 PM

Alright fellas, I'm at my 'puter having a cup of coffee, no jokes or I'll end up with coffee on my monitor this time! Dead

Frank 

 

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Posted by Daywalker on Monday, August 30, 2010 6:57 AM

Good morning everyone!

With ten of us aboard, this may be a relatively small GB.  I am happy to press on here, and would really enjoy seeing some finished Hornets.  Do you guys think we should press on, or should we put this GB on hold and start it up at a later date, hoping for more people to sign up?  Or, should we press on with October 1st as a start date?  I would love to hear from all of you.

Frank 

 

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Posted by Julez72 on Monday, August 30, 2010 8:00 AM
I'm happy to press on here, maybe extend the end date, most of us are overcommited...Guys will be lurking around when building gets going and i'd be suprised if some didn't join up..

 

 

 

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Posted by bobbaily on Monday, August 30, 2010 8:50 AM

Ditto  The 1/72nd Hasegawa kit looks like it should be a quick build.....not that I will start or finish on time, but maybe I'll make it a point to start and finish this one asap and get motivated to work on some other projects....like two or three past due Reich Defender projects......Embarrassed

Bob

 

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Posted by sidure on Monday, August 30, 2010 11:33 AM

Hey Frank, I say we press on with the GB. It is still a while to go to the start date so there is plenty of time for new members to sign up. As previously said by someone there is a lot of GB going on and some will be wrapping up soon so when the commitment to those fall off we should pick up some more builders. By the way did you post a notice on the aircraft forum.

Steve

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