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1/72 - Boeing F/A-18E Super Hornet by Academy - released

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After the two-seats F/A-18F Super Bug - ref.12535 - (http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234994146-172-boeing-fa-18f-super-hornet-by-academy-released/), Academy is to release in 2017 a 1/72nd USN Boeing F/A-18E Super Hornet "VFA-143 "Pukin Dogs" kit - ref.12547.

Source: https://www.facebook.com/academymodeleurope/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1575659209129938

 

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Interesting marketing in that some of the former Multicolor Plastic (MCP) kits like the F-4 and F-16, now appear in the catalog as "regular" kits. In that regard, assuming the  F/A-18E is the F/A-18F MCP kit with single seat parts, it is listed as a regular" kit. (realizing that the catalog listing may not reflect the actual packaging).

 

Gene K

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VMFA-143 ?  Hope they correct this.

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Darn it - only Italeri give you option to pose the spoilers deployed and Italeri is the most inaccurate tooling of the bunch

 

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I have a bad feeling it has a one-piece canopy (does not seem to be a seam between the two parts)

 

I just don't. get. it.

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I was looking forward to this one -the plastic is a snap-tite right enough, but I can use the decals! It came up on Hannants' news letter today at £24.00.  It's also on eBay for £25 (but free shipping).  Seriously? For this toy-like object? You can get a Hasegawa one for £21.00!!!

 

Not sure it will score too well this side of the Pacific. :cold:

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But so was the their F-4 and that went down a storm. Not sure on the price, but it looks nice enough to my untrained eye. Look forward to the reviews.

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