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1/32 - Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet & EA-18G Growler by Revell - F/A-18E released

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On 2/6/2019 at 8:03 AM, jet-mech said:

Why are there so many complaints about small areas of correction required. This is not a £150+ kit, this is a Revell kit and it's sub £60. Where else are you going to find a "perfect" 1/32nd scale modern aircraft for that price? 

 

Accept the price, accept the defects and just build it. 

 

Happy modelling 

Well said, some people can't help themselves when it comes to letting us know how much they know & how high their selection standards are.

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1 hour ago, spaddad said:

The tooling & moulding rarely happen in the same place.

Just to make sure. You mean tooling and injection rarely happen in the same place ? If so AFAIK you're right.

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Haven't seen the parts in person so not sure, but I suspect that when they state "remove flash" they probably mean remove the seam line, fair do's I reckon.

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1 hour ago, Laurent said:

Just to make sure. You mean tooling and injection rarely happen in the same place ? If so AFAIK you're right.

Yes, most moulding companies will sub contract the actual machining of the tooling to specialised manufacturers but could have engineers to maintain the tools, this being one of the responsibilities I had when I worked in the industry. As to the instructions to remove the flash I would agree with sinnerboy in that they are alluding to the mould seam lines & not flash produced due to bad condition setting (flash is not the result of old or worn tooling but bad condition setting & QC). Given the increase in CAD designed kits & tooling & computer controlled manufacture I would imagine that the dimensions & tolerances achievable could lead to assembly difficulties if even tiny variations in the final parts are present. £60 for a 1/32nd state of the art kit, Rock-on Revell I say.

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DXM Decals for 1/32nd Super Hornet

 

- ref. 21-3402 -  SUPER HORNET F/A-18E USN VFA-195 CAG CHIPPY HO 2011 - https://dxmdecals.com/shopping?olsPage=products%2F132-super-hornet-fa-18e&page=2

- ref. 213501 - SUPER HORNET F/A-18E USN VFA-137 KESTRELS CAG 2011 - https://dxmdecals.com/shopping?olsPage=products%2Fsuper-hornet-fa-18e-usn-vfa-137-kestrels-cag-2011&page=2

 

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My kit arrived this afternoon.  The box is enormous!  

 

I paid under £60 for mine delivered and, therefore, I am viewing it that context, rather than comparing it to Tamiya or ZM, which would probably come at a price at least double that.  The plastic is quite soft and there are lots of ejector pins on the parts.  I haven't had time to look at these in detail but I suspect that a lot of them won't be seen but don't expect t get away with zero clean up.

 

The following photos are of the spine parts:

 

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I don't have sprue cutters or sanding sticks to hand, so I am afraid that this is the best that I can do.  To me, the shape just looks wrong.  The spine seems way too flat compared to the photographs I have reviewed.  I am not sure how easy it is to fix, but I will leave better builders than me comment further.

 

It is a shame because it is a highly noticeable area of the completed model.

 

Over to you guys.

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My kit arrived this afternoon and I second Tim on the size of the box, there is no way to sneak this one into the house.

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1 minute ago, Kagemusha said:

There might well be an am spine fix on the way...

Any more info on that e.g. where from and would it include a new rear canopy part?

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I hope it is wrong & inaccurate & consequently no one buys it so that I can get one cheap when they are reduced in price 'cos everyone's overstocked. I don't care if it's not perfect, at £60 I'll live with it so keep trashing it & finding more things"wrong" with it.

I fancy a Growler as well so when that comes out I'd appreciate it everyone could rubbish that one too.

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1 hour ago, spaddad said:

I hope it is wrong & inaccurate & consequently no one buys it so that I can get one cheap when they are reduced in price 'cos everyone's overstocked. I don't care if it's not perfect, at £60 I'll live with it so keep trashing it & finding more things"wrong" with it.

I fancy a Growler as well so when that comes out I'd appreciate it everyone could rubbish that one too.

😂😂. Sensible fellow!Totally agree! Ok, the rivet counters won't like it but, for every one of them, I suspect there are probably 50 others who, like you and I , will happily accept it and work with it - especially at the price!😀

 

Allan

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3 hours ago, spfparker said:

Can you enlighten us further?!.... :)

Sorry I can't, I didn't post to tease, just to say there is a solution on the way.

 

Hopefully someone will release some decals for the E, which are pretty thin on the ground.

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56 minutes ago, Kagemusha said:

Sorry I can't, I didn't post to tease, just to say there is a solution on the way.

 

Hopefully someone will release some decals for the E, which are pretty thin on the ground.

Will hold off starting mine then!   Can't find and reviews  of it yet.   Wondering what the online and magazine experts will make of it..

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7 hours ago, spfparker said:

Will hold off starting mine then!   Can't find and reviews  of it yet.   Wondering what the online and magazine experts will make of it..

 

Well going by standard form, most will probably rubbish the kit, find all manner of things wrong (most will be minor and insignificant), criticise every single part of it and generally put most people off from building the model....just saying.

 

For me from what I've seen, I'd be pretty pleased to build it up as is.

 

Jeff

Edited by pinky coffeeboat

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11 hours ago, pinky coffeeboat said:

 

Well going by standard form, most will probably rubbish the kit, find all manner of things wrong (most will be minor and insignificant), criticise every single part of it and generally put most people off from building the model....just saying.

 

For me from what I've seen, I'd be pretty pleased to build it up as is.

 

 

No arguments here!😊! To be honest, I suspect that the aforementioned "most people" probably couldn't care less and, like you and I will happily build it anyway

 

Allan

 

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Hi all. I am new here. Return to model buildings after 15 years. Next week I buy airbrush equipment (victories H + S Ultra or Evolution solo, Compressor Tagore + tank) Jet Fighters 1/48 Techniques military, 1/35 Technique. I always liked Super Hornet. I have Revell 1/72, _F_ and Swiss model _C_ early Monogram 1/48. Small for me 🙂 Revell _F_. I like Trumpeter 1/32, mainly VFA-31 decals. Pilot name Kevin Kovalcich. That's from my area, Kovacs or Kovacik. Probably my relatives from my country of Czechoslovakia or Hungary, Poland ... In his service, the commander of the Kovalches was far away. Airplane, Squadron and War in Afghanistan, Iraq. Decals from 2007. 2008 + 2009 already another pilot, not Commander Dixon. At this time, is it sooner, what is better? Revell or Trumpeter? Trumpeter good weapon equipment for hangers (AIM-120 4x, Aim-9 2x, Harpoon and AG Gbu / jdam armament), AN / ASQ-228 electronic system and Litening. There is no manual in the manual, but according to the pictures (F-18, me Czech Gripen, Rafale, EA Typhon II and others) there are both for gluing. Revell cheaper, max decals VFA-105 squad squadron leader, Sara Joyner, the first woman .... That's interesting. We are talking about little money, little music. Here at Revell, what I read and seen will be: a lot of work for a little money. Beautiful fighter, pity. Revell to lose a chance. Probably a chance to use aftermarket resin parts manufacturer. Me country Eduard, Aries or Quickboots or 🙂 big putty, grinding. Primary Big big big modeller patience. 
Thank you for your ideas. And sorry for my little English. Eduard, Czech Republic.  Very thx.

Edited by Eduard Pavlik

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