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1/48 Hasegawa F-18C


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Hi guys!

After a couple of ww2 builds, now its time for the modern fighter. It's and old F-18C kit from Hasegawa.It is a proportionate kit but the fitting in some areas are terrible.

Of course I built some Tamiya's old kits but i think they were not as bad as this. Anyway, after some careful filling and sanding procedure, the kit seemed near perfect.

Satisfied with painting and weathering but the decals gave me much problem.

They are stiff, hard and lacks adhesion. Although I use a lot of strong decal solutions, silvering still occurs.

Built straight from the box. The only added extras are Fine Mold's Nano aviation series F-18 Seat belts and some US weapons as Hasegawa didn't provide any.

Lots of mistakes and imperfections but I would say it's still presentable.

 

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Now that looks just as grimey and dirty as one would expect a carrier based Hornet..!

Well done on the paint job and weathering, to me it looks just right!

I really like that you've weathered the three fuel tanks individually, not the same for all three.

 

//Niklas

 

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