Jump to content
This site uses cookies! Learn More

This site uses cookies!

You can find a list of those cookies here: mysite.com/cookies

By continuing to use this site, you agree to allow us to store cookies on your computer. :)

Sign in to follow this  
Thom216

F/A-18F Super Hornet

Recommended Posts

Alright, for my first non-sci-fi jet completed in many many years, is Academy's 1/72 Super Hornet. This model was started by a request from a coworker who wanted to give it as a Christmas present to her Uncle. Like myself, he prefers the F/A-18F, so that was a plus.

 

I won't go into the trials and tribulations of the build other than to say that Academy has made a great kit of this aircraft, and any problems were the impetus of my own dupidity...

 

Build page is here...

 

 

 

Sure there are some Push-Fit gimmicks that can be done without, but just cutting those off certainly help with the fit in some places when done so. The detail though is sharp and looks good, and like the Revell it has full trunking and better cockpit detail than the Hasegawa kit.

I do wish the elevators were separate, but at least they were not molded with the fuselage, which made drooping them easier. I also decided to drop the slats and flaps, which required a bit of cutting and additional plastic to be added.

All-in-all, a nice kit and one I will be buying again for my own shelf!

 

spacer.png

spacer.png

spacer.png

spacer.png

spacer.png

spacer.png

spacer.png

spacer.png

spacer.png

spacer.png

spacer.png

spacer.png

spacer.png

spacer.png

 

All done and complete, and time to go!

 

I used some smaller boxes to give support to the wings and nose, and toothpicks to keep the lid from pressing down too far.

 

spacer.png

spacer.png

spacer.png

 

And thus ends that build. Now I'm taking a break for a week or two before I retreat to sci fi and my USS Falcon build.:thumbsup:

 

Model on!

 

Thom.

Edited by Thom216

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's a beauty.  Not many models can stand up close photos that well!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeppers, an outstanding job. I’m amazed you were able to recover so well from your last-minute paint disaster, especially with decals already in place. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That is really sharp looking! Can't even tell it had been through so much during the build.  Nice save on all the surprises thrown your way!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...