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Modern combat GB Hasegawa F/A 18A Hornet VFA 97

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10 months 2 weeks ago - 10 months 2 weeks ago #1 by rwkennard
Ok folks,
I have three kits a can't choose between. I need your help. First kit to get three votes I will build.

Your help is appreciated.
Richard.
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10 months 2 weeks ago #2 by Craig Sargent
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Hornet will always get my vote over the Turkey and the Lawn Dart.

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10 months 2 weeks ago #3 by IAN

Craig Sargent wrote: Hornet will always get my vote over the Turkey and the Lawn Dart.


I'm with Mr. S on this one :




This is my Hobbyboss 1:48 project from a couple of years ago. Definitely my favourite type from the Eff-teen era. But it's your choice, matey.

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10 months 2 weeks ago #4 by Jasmckee
Hornet for me too

In the ongoing battle between aluminium tubes going hundreds of miles per hour and the earth going zero, the earth is yet to loose

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10 months 2 weeks ago #5 by rwkennard
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Hornet it shall be!
VFA 97 flying from USS Carl Vinson in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. It will be in-flight and loaded with two sidewinders,
Three GBU 12's

Still need to finish another kit off for the RAF 100 years GB. Will make a start soon!
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10 months 2 weeks ago #6 by Marcus.Q1000859
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Looking forward to your build.
This kit can ebllbe built with the wings folded?

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10 months 2 weeks ago - 10 months 2 weeks ago #7 by Craig Sargent
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The kit has recessed lines inside the wings to be able to fold them, and Hasegawa released a limited edition boxing (CH39) with cast brass wingfolds, but if you want to fold the wings, you need aftermarket, or some scratchbuilding of the wing fold mechanism.


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Hasegawa 1/48 OA-4M Skyhawk conversion
Trumpeter 1/32 A-10A JAWS conversion
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10 months 1 week ago #8 by rwkennard
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Hi all,
I managed to get some to make a start on the Hornet. A bit of paint and the cockpit should be complete. I know
The pilot isn’t quite right for an OEF period pilot, hopefully he’ll blend into the background when all is complete!



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10 months 6 days ago #9 by rwkennard
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Ok, so the pilot thing started to bug me. I have made an attempt to modernise his uniform with a bit of careful filing around his helmet and Tamiya epoxy putty for the inflatable device.

Onto the paint.
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10 months 6 days ago #10 by Nosferatu
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Good luck wit the build mate!

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10 months 4 days ago #11 by Marcus.Q1000859
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Looking forward to the build, great start.

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7 months 1 week ago - 7 months 1 week ago #12 by rwkennard
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Hi everybody,
Slow progress, as usual! Main airframe built and cockpit all done. Pilot didn't turn out too bad!( if yah squint with your eyes shut!!)


I still need to make a base for it to sit on.
Cheers for watching.
Richard.
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7 months 1 week ago #13 by Fritz
That is looking very cool! Watching this build.

In Progress:
Tamiya 1/48 F-117A
Hasegawa 1/48 TA-4K
www.kiwimodeller.com/index.php/forum/38-...zaf-1-48-ta-4k-build

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Hasegawa 1/48 A-4M

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6 months 2 weeks ago - 6 months 2 weeks ago #14 by rwkennard
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Hi all, thanks Fritz.
Managing to get some movement on this build. Painted a base coat of black all over and then have made a start on pre shading.
Hopefully the squiggles will show through.

Still some more highlighting to do on the underside and then start the preshade on the topside.
Thanks for looking.
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6 months 1 week ago #15 by Marcus.Q1000859
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You are kicking along very nicely. good luck with the marble effect.

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5 months 2 weeks ago #16 by rwkennard
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Hello again,
Managed to get some war paint on the Hornet. The greys are all Mr Hobby Aqueous. Some of the pre-shading shows through, just!
The burner cans are just sitting in and the tail planes are just pushed in too. Gloss coat is Future floor polish.
Hopefully on to some decals soon.





Thanks for looking.

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