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

Modern combat GB Hasegawa F/A 18A Hornet VFA 97 6 months 2 weeks ago #1

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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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Modern combat GB dalema! 6 months 2 weeks ago #2

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Hornet will always get my vote over the Turkey and the Lawn Dart.

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Modern combat GB dalema! 6 months 2 weeks ago #3

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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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Modern combat GB dalema! 6 months 2 weeks ago #4

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Hornet for me too

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

Modern combat GB F/A 18A Hornet VFA 97 6 months 2 weeks ago #5

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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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Modern combat GB Hasegawa F/A 18A Hornet VFA 97 6 months 2 weeks ago #6

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Looking forward to your build.
This kit can ebllbe built with the wings folded?

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Modern combat GB Hasegawa F/A 18A Hornet VFA 97 6 months 2 weeks ago #7

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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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Tamiya 1/72 F-16C Barak conversion - Modern Combat GB
Hasegawa 1/72 F-16 ADF - Modern Combat GB
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Hasegawa 1/48 P-51D Mustang
Hasegawa 1/72 P-51D Mustang
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Modern combat GB Hasegawa F/A 18A Hornet VFA 97 6 months 1 week ago #8

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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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Modern combat GB Hasegawa F/A 18A Hornet VFA 97 6 months 1 week ago #9

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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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Modern combat GB Hasegawa F/A 18A Hornet VFA 97 6 months 1 week ago #10

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Good luck wit the build mate!

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Modern combat GB Hasegawa F/A 18A Hornet VFA 97 6 months 1 week ago #11

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Looking forward to the build, great start.

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Modern combat GB Hasegawa F/A 18A Hornet VFA 97 3 months 1 week ago #12

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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.
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Modern combat GB Hasegawa F/A 18A Hornet VFA 97 3 months 1 week ago #13

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That is looking very cool! Watching this build.

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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

Completed:
Hasegawa 1/48 A-4M

Modern combat GB Hasegawa F/A 18A Hornet VFA 97 2 months 2 weeks ago #14

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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.
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Modern combat GB Hasegawa F/A 18A Hornet VFA 97 2 months 1 week ago #15

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You are kicking along very nicely. good luck with the marble effect.

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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.





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