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Gunslingers CAG - 1/48 Hasegawa F/A-18C


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Just finished this one over the weekend, although it's far from perfect I quite enjoyed this build, especially the painting. This was my first serious attempt at a us navy aircraft, trying to replicate the worn appearance of carrier aircraft I approached the painting with some trepidation but I think I pulled it off!

Being a CAG bird they tend to be kept a bit cleaner so I didn't go over board with the weathering and tried to restrain myself although it was tempting to keep going with the pastels and oils!

 

As mentioned in the title this is the 1/48 Hasegawa kit. WIP Linky

 

AM bits used were;

 

Aires pit and exhausts

Royale resin wheels

Wolfpack designs wing-fold set

Brengun pylons

Eduard PE

Microscale VF-105 decals

Weapons were from the spares box, IIRC from kinetic and hasegawa and modified to represent us navy ordnance.

 

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I'm now in the process of building a deck scene to sit it on. For those interested, I'll keep you posted on my WIP thread.

 

All comments welcome!

 

Thanks for looking :)

 

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What a stunner. The details are impeccable. Cockpit looks incredible, the ordnance with the ablative surfaces, weathering. Just superb.

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That’s a lovely build. How did you replicate the front canopy shape where it joins the nose? Looks like the real thing!

 

Apologies, just noticed your Wip link. Love that kind of detail work, really makes the difference in my opinion. 

 

Dave 

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First, I really like the weathering job you've done. Not overdone by any means and it definitely looks realistic. The cockpit is superb! The finished model demonstrates considerable skill used to get a magnificent result. Display most proudly.

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Superb finish, the fading and shading is very convincing 👏

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Thanks for the nice comments guys! much appreciated 👍

 

I've made a start on the flight deck for those interested, its over on my WIP thread

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Hi folks,

 

Finally managed to get my mojo back and finish this one eventually! We had some nice weather on Saturday in the north east so I thought I'd take advantage of it and take some al fresco photo's.

 

Enjoy!

 

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Thanks for looking!

 

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