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After months and months of searching (basically since the aircraft was released for DCS in 2018,) I finally was able to get my hands on this beauty! Of course, the "bug" needs no introduction, currently flying for a number of foreign Air Forces. I apologise for having already started her before starting this thread, but the excitement was too great!
F/A-18C - For Kinetic Kit 1:48 Eduard The kinetic kit is a good one, however Eduard are along as always offering their update sets for the kit. Here we have 3 sets; Interior, exterior and seatbelts. Interior This is one brass fret, and one nickel fret which contains coloured parts. The coloured arts are mainly the instrument and side panels in the cockpit along with the ejection seat firing handles. Additional parts are for the rudder pedals, Head up display, the large decking area being the cockpit, the canopy frame, and canopy mirrors. Exterior This is one large brass fret and provides parts for; slime lights, wingtip missile rails, refuelling probe, intakes, boarding ladder, wheel wells, shoulder missile launchers, arrester hook and various smaller panels. Seatbelts This small fret provides a full set of coloured seatbelts for the aircraft. These are the new Steel belts from Eduard. They are etched from 0.1mm sheet, which looks like stainless steel because it doesn't rust, these new belts combine the best of both worlds. The resulting etch is thin at around 0.06mm, and the paint that has been applied after etching is included in that thickness. The paint itself seems to be more flexible too, and the designs have added details such as shadows printed near buckles and joints to give an added depth to the design. They appear less susceptible to fatigue and will stand up to repeated movements, and can be posed much more realistically due to the ease of bending of the surface. The paint is also a lot less likely to flake off at a sharp bend, which is a worry for standard PE belts. Masks Supplied on a sheet of yellow kabuki tape, these pre-cut masks supply you with a full set of masks for the canopy, with compound curved handled by using frame hugging masks, while the highly curved gaps are in-filled with either liquid mask or offcuts from the background tape. In addition you get a set of hub masks for the wheels, allowing you to cut the demarcation perfectly with little effort. Conclusion These sets will enhance your F/A-18C model. Recommended. Review samples courtesy of
Hello! After a long forced absence from the workbench I managed to get this one finished at last. This is the Hobbyboss 1/48 F/A-18C Hornet built with the aid of Two Bobs decals and a scratched seat harness from me. Painted with Lifecolour/Tamiya acrylics and weathered with my own wash and an oil paint dot filter. Markings are that of the USMC Squadron VFMA-122 "CRUSADERS" Hope you enjoy the model.