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Hey All

Keeping with the theme from by CF-14 Tomcat, I present the Revell 1/72 F/A-18F finished as a what-could-be CF-18 Super Hornet

Here in Canada there has been a lot of controversy with regards to replacing our thirty plus year old fleet of F/A-18 "Legacy" Hornets. A similar problem faced by many other air forces around the world.

With blatant disregard for established procedure, the Government and the Department of Defence announced that Canada would be acquiring the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter to replace the Hornets. This was done without tendering a formal competition, i.e, without doing a little browsing first, they just decided to buy the first thing they saw. In their infinite wisdom, they have since gone back on the decision.

For more information I will direct you to check out "Gripen 4 Canada" or "Best Fighter for Canada"

http://gripen4canada.blogspot.ca/

bestfighter4canada.blogspot.ca

Personally, I am in favour of either the Saab Gripen or the Super Hornet. The F-35 is proof of concept of the old saying "Jack of all trades, Master of none"

Anyway... on with the model

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What can I say, the Revell /72 Super Hornet is a fantastic little gem. The fit is superb, the panel lines may be a little heavy for some, but I found them just right. The cockpit is a little sparse on detail with most coming from decals, however this didn't bother me as I shut the lid on all my canopies anyway. The only aftermarket additions were a set of True Details resin seats and of course the decals once again being the wonderful Canuck Models product. The weapons are a mixed bag of those from the kit, some from a Hasegawa weapons set, and an Academy F-18.

The model was painted with Vallejo Light Ghost Grey Primer as a general primer and as the lighter camouflage colour; the darker colour being Model Master Medium Grey. This particular aircraft is finished with the markings of 433 "Porcupine" Squadron in honour of their recent reactivation.

For those of you wondering, I did the twin seater because I've always found that the twin seat cockpit and canopy fill out the long nose of the Hornet and looks more balanced than the single seaters. However, I may yet do one, only time will tell.

Thanks for looking

Regards,

ANS

Edited by ANovaScotian

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VERY LOVELY.... beautiful....

look ahead to seeing more photos of your EXCELLENT Super Hornet.

:wow::mike:

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Love the title! That Super Hornet is a beauty, for sure!

Regards,

Jason

Edited by Learstang

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Nice build, and I enjoyed the article on Canada's fighter replacement. Thanks for sharing!

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Superb, I really love the CF18 and totally agree with your comments, I still shake my head at the way they steamrollered through the selection process, this is a great build.

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Hello,ANovaScotian - Aah! Another fine beastie from 'Mc.Donnell Douglas'! She looks,and is,superb.All the best,Paul.

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Excellent work and you're right, Super bugs make much more sense than the F-35

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Excellent work and you're right, Super bugs make much more sense than the F-35

Lovely build. And yet another Canuck that agrees with your belief. Something is rotten about the selection process.

Nice to see we're all in agreement. Of all of us, hurricane39 would be most familiar with poor selections being a Leafs fan :winkgrin:

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