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  1. CF-188 Hornet | 1/72 | Hasegawa Canada Armed Forces | Pilot Capt. W.W. Niemi | 410 Squadron Finished this on July 20th, 2019. WIP is here. I built this concurrently with my F/A-18 Hornet of VFA-25. That Hornet is the same scheme as one I did in High School. The Testors kit I did in High School, had 3 decal options and one was Canadian. That scheme fascinated me because of the slightly different colors they used and the false canopy on the bottom. But in the end the VFA-25 scheme won out because the lightning bolt and fist were just too dramatic to pass up. So, I decided to buy the Hasagawa kit and some aftermarket decals to finally do that CF-188! Unfortunately, the decals I got had incorrect roundels and flags (the old "Silver leaf"), so I had to buy new ones, but they were worth it because they were excellent decals! This particular plane had a sad history, according to http://www.rwrwalker.ca/CF18_detailed_part1.html, it was taken on strength 3 august 1983 and "With 410 Squadron when it crashed at Seibert Lake near CFB Cold Lake, Alberta on 11 January 1989, during an airlift support mission. Pilot Capt. W.W. Niemi killed." I'm not sure why the microscale decal set (with the incorrect maple leaf) chose this one, but I stuck with it when I got the Canuck decals (which allow you to choose any S/N you want). Finishing: Seams filled with CA (superglue) Paints: Mr. Surfacer 1500 black primer > MRP FS35237 (Top) > Mr. Color C308 (bottom) > various shades of Alclad (detailed in my WIP) Decals: Canuck Decals 002-72 Weathering/Wear: Panel lines were pin washed with black tube watercolor and some were drawn on with 0.3 mm pencil > oil staining and dirt streaks with Black and Burnt Umber watercolor Paints > Tamiya weathering pastels (black) And here it is next to it's sister build, the Testors F/A-18 of VFA-25: Build notes: The Canuck decals were supurb! The Hasagawa kit had excellent surface detail, but had a sparse cockpit. The seam between the top and bottom halves of the fuselage is terrible, however, requiring sanding to remove a step between the two, and rescribing the surface detail. Thanks for looking! Comments, questions, and constructive criticism always welcome!
  2. I'm pretty excited about this next build because it's been in the making for 19 years. Bear with me... there's a little bit of story here. When I was 16, I got a Testor's F/A-18C for Christmas. I did the best job I could with the skills I had and was pretty proud of it. In college, my best friend gave me an earlier boxing of the same kit because he didn't have the patience to do it (he started it though...). A few years later I built it, but didn't finish it and it's been "mostly finished" for 19 years. So, why didn't I finish it? Well, back then, airbrushing was mostly luck for me because I was struggling with a Testors-branded Aztek airbrush and knew nothing about thinning, priming, etc. I spent more time cleaning the thing to keep the paint flowing than actually painting! In this instance, I was putting the Dark Ghost gray on, with the feathered border against the light gray, and I was doing the last half inch, when the airbrush spat out a big glob of gunk, then proceeded to spider all the thinned paint that was dammed up behind it. I figured I'd have to sand it, then repaint it. Frankly, airbrushing was so frustrating and tedious that I wasn't in a hurry to fix it, so I put it away to "cool off" before I fixed it. Then came kids, and grad school, etc. etc... and here we are. Actually, this isn't a bad thing because I've learned so much since returning to the hobby that I feel I can really do it justice. Plus, it's already assembled and filled and sanded! Here's the kit: I really wanted to do an '80's paint scheme because it's a little more interesting than the one they used in the 1990's onward. I really liked the one I did in high school -- VFA-25 "Fist of the Fleet": I looked and looked for 1980's era decals but everything seems to be from the 90's on. Probably because that's when they started to get more colorful. I liked the decals that came with the kit, but my experience with Testors decals of that era is not good. They seemed to have some sort of milky stuff on them that is hard to get off and turns yellow after only a couple of years (as you can see in the photo above -- although that build is a lot more than a couple of years old -- but you get the idea). So I really wanted after market decals. The scheme that came with the kit was the first operational Navy Hornet squadron in 1980: Those decals are in great shape. But I don't trust them. Well... I lucked out. Just last week I happened to think about this and went to ebay and sure enough found a set of '80's Hornet decals! What's more, they're for VFA-25!! I couldn't believe my luck! What's my plan? I'd originally planned to re-scribe the panel lines since I sanded most of them off, and the rest were so fine that they were hard to see. But I stink at scribing and it never comes out the way I want, so I'm going to use a fine (0.3mm) pencil to draw them on. I've tried the technique on some old models and it seems to work well if you're careful. Also, I have a huge collection of pictures of '80's Hornets and they were filthy! So, this will be my opportunity to make a dirty Hornet. I definitely plan to use salt weathering. So the first step is to sand all the old paint and panel lines off, and then primer it with Mr. Surfacer Black 1500. What's interesting about this build is it was the last one I did before my long break and it shows where my skills were at. If I hadn't had that paint accident, I would've put decals on (no gloss coat, because I didn't know any better) and dull coated it and that would've been the end of it. I really didn't know how to weather/wear jets, and was only really starting to learn how to do it on WWII a/c. What I had achieved at that point was the ability to putty and sand seams pretty well. So, because I'd done this kit in High School as well, it makes for an interesting display of how my skills had grown in 10 years: So, sorry for the long preamble. Hope this will be interesting and you'll want to follow along!
  3. Canadian Hornets at Nellis AFB for Red Flag exercise, June 1991. 188711, 425 Squadron 188723, 409 Squadron 188725, 425 Squadron 188747 188783, 433 Squadron 188786, 433 Squadron 188787, 433 Squadron 188915, 425 Squadron Thanks for looking, Sven
  4. Good morning (or afternoon depending on what side of the Atlantic you're on) everyone, This will be my first model, along with my first thread on model making online! There will be many questions, and possibly something worthwhile looking at in the end. I have chosen to make a model based off of my nation's primary multirole fighter. I recently purchased a Canucks Models CF-188 special edition with the Battle of Britain decals. Plans are to order Canada's FIB Decal kit from Canuck models and base the model off of a CF-188 that participated in Operation Mobile. As for workspace, this is how I have been working, soon to change however as I am heading back to school today As for actual progress, I have assembled the seat, and have painted most of the cockpit black for further detailing I have found I love the assembly of parts, the painting on the other hand I am very unhappy with. I feel that the paint has gone on too thick, and that there is texture from the paint that makes it look messy. I am considering finding a way to strip the paint off the parts (they are only dry assembled aside from the seat) and having another go. I need to decide if I am going to go ahead and get an airbrush when I get my next paycheck, I have a feeling I won't ever be happy with brush painted models. Plenty to think about on the drive today! Comments and criticism are encouraged!
  5. Hi all. I'm just completing a CF-188 and want to make this aircraft http://www.rcaf-arc.forces.gc.ca/assets/AIRFORCE_Internet/images/news-nouvelles/2014/11/141030-f-mg-591-415.jpg I have the Canuckmodels sheet WVD005-48 that includes a marking that is described as "AETE Type A" which is a large red cross on the outside surface of the tails. In the picture above '743' has what I think is this cross rather crudely painted out on the tail but I'd like to include it as it would give a small dash of colour to an otherwise very grey finish. So question is what does the "AETE Type A" mean when applied to a CF-188? Is it for some kind of training exercise or particular mission these Hornets flew? And as I want to replicate the weapons load in the picture am I ok to add this tail marking to a fully loaded CAF Hornet? Thanks in advance to any CAF experts out there who can enlighten me. Pete
  6. I have an urge to build a Canadian F-18 Hornet in 1/48 but I'm unsure about what kits I can use. I have seen that there are some CF-188 kits by Hasegawa but they are both very rare and very expensive. I'm not a great authority on the finer details of aircraft but am I right in thinking that the Canadian birds were as the US F-18A's with a search light added somewhere around the nose? So can anyone help me with what options I have, even if requiring aftermarket? I really like the pretty simple examples (ie not brightly coloured anniversary aircraft) as I loved the fake cockpits painted on their undersides. (I plumped for putting this in Cold War as I'm thinking that this would be an early example possibly a German based aircraft. - I'll need to do more research!)
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