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Just finished this one over the weekend litterally for the ACTSMS Blitz Build.

It is the old Hasegawa kit build more or less OOB. I only added the LEX fences. Decals are from a PD sheet. The kit decals were useless so I have to add a few more like slime lights, etc. I also found that the PD data stencils were all printed the light grey of the paint scheme so any placed on the lower fuselage disappeared into the paintwork.

The scheme is for the 77SQN 50th Anniversary in 1992.

Here are the finished pictures

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Nice Hornet. The nose art sems to be a replica of a similar one seen on a wartime P-40. Does this represent the same squadron?

I recall making an Aussie one some tyears ago but never knew what happened to it. Used some Aussie decals for a special scheme on it too.

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Nice one Ray, cool build, I have the same kit knocking about myself :goodjob: ,

Sean

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Thanks Chaps

Nice Hornet. The nose art sems to be a replica of a similar one seen on a wartime P-40. Does this represent the same squadron?

I recall making an Aussie one some tyears ago but never knew what happened to it. Used some Aussie decals for a special scheme on it too.

Yes Paul, 77SQN operated P-40s in the Pacific Threatre and SQNLDR Dick Creswell was the CO at the time. He had the 3 flags on the nose of his Kitty. This scheme was to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the formation of 77SQN which still operates Hornets and should go on to operate F-35s when they come into service sometime inthe next century (TIC). In fact the pilot name on the side of this jet is SQNLDR Cresswell!

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Thanks again chaps,

I have added a few more decals and it is now ready for a wash which I might get done tomorrow and a final flat coat :D Updated pictures to follow soon.

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