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Hey All, This build was a spiritual successor to my Hobby-Boss F-14D which I also hugely enjoyed building. Both builds are on different continents now. The build was mostly OOB with the exception of basic riveting (to justify the weathering) and rotating of the Nose Landing Gear (probably not technically accurate for a parked aircraft but adds a dash of dynamism). The HARM missile was borrowed from the Academy F-16CJ kit, and the pilot from the Hasegawa F-18D kit. Missiles all carry the blue ribbon of non-lethality Painted using Vallejo Model Air and Alclad II. Weathered
This is F/A-18F Academy 1/72 (12535) Originally VFA-103 Jolly Rogers CAG plane, ended up as VFA-32 plane (Jasmine model decals 172006). Here are some notes regarding this kit from my work in progress topic about this kit: Academy should avoid making these half breed kits. It should be either snap kit or kit for modellers. So many fine details with almost perfect fitting but with design flaws related to snap kit "features". Decals in this kit are USELESS if you want accomplish even humble, decent results. They are simply put, so bad, color is of
Blimey, I don't know what's up with me two completed models in less than a month. I picked up hasegawas diamondbacks history boxing in the modeller.com sale, and seeing as im partial to a cag scheme i promptly started on the ride of captain Michael Mcnellis. After following Hase's colour call outs the top surface seemed way to dark so a mist of fs36375 was shot over it to tone down and give what i think is an acceptable weathering down of the scheme. Drop tanks are in the paint stage but most people know what a Rhino looks like with gas bags on. comments welcomed.