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Re: F/A 18F Super Hornet, The Digital Age

Postby Mark » Sun Aug 02, 2015 11:34 pm

Neat !
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Re: F/A 18F Super Hornet, The Digital Age

Postby Mustang » Mon Aug 03, 2015 7:36 am

Cheers guys, glad you've all had time to have a look.

Next update will be once I've completed the cockpit. ;)
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Re: F/A 18F Super Hornet, The Digital Age

Postby Mustang » Fri Aug 07, 2015 8:14 pm

Rear cockpit hood.

Kit part as it comes.
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The eduard parts fitted.
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This will be given another coat of primer and then painted.
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Re: F/A 18F Super Hornet, The Digital Age

Postby Mustang » Fri Aug 07, 2015 8:22 pm

So here's the cockpit.

This is the kit part, but I've removed the areas where then frets will be added.
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And here's how the area will look once all the parts are fitted, and the parts sealed.
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Re: F/A 18F Super Hornet, The Digital Age

Postby Mustang » Fri Aug 07, 2015 8:22 pm

Hud units just laid into place.
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Re: F/A 18F Super Hornet, The Digital Age

Postby Mustang » Fri Aug 07, 2015 8:22 pm

Seat's laid into place.
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Re: F/A 18F Super Hornet, The Digital Age

Postby Mustang » Fri Aug 07, 2015 8:23 pm

Well that was my first try at using eduard kit for a complete cockpit, and I think it's turned out ok :think:
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Re: F/A 18F Super Hornet, The Digital Age

Postby Mustang » Fri Aug 07, 2015 8:30 pm

Sorry photos are a bit dark, I'll try and get some better one's tomorrow. ;)
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Re: F/A 18F Super Hornet, The Digital Age

Postby Mark » Sat Aug 08, 2015 8:28 am

Great work on the cockpit Mustang. Looks fantastic !!
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Re: F/A 18F Super Hornet, The Digital Age

Postby Mustang » Sat Aug 08, 2015 4:16 pm

Thank you Mark.
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Re: F/A 18F Super Hornet, The Digital Age

Postby Mustang » Sat Aug 08, 2015 4:20 pm

So I've dug out my oyster camera and taken some more photos ;)

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Re: F/A 18F Super Hornet, The Digital Age

Postby Mustang » Sun Aug 09, 2015 6:44 pm

Next upgrade area is the rear undercarriage.

This is the kit part.
The pencil marks indicate which area needs to be removed.
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After I'd removed most of the area.
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I gentle remove the rest of the area with a new blade, and a light sanding.
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And after some more cleaning, the detail part was added.
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Re: F/A 18F Super Hornet, The Digital Age

Postby steve131 » Sun Aug 09, 2015 8:01 pm

Nice blade and sanding work :clap:
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Re: F/A 18F Super Hornet, The Digital Age

Postby casper » Mon Aug 10, 2015 7:52 am

Looking good Ian :clap: :) so much better than my lightning undercarriage
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Re: F/A 18F Super Hornet, The Digital Age

Postby Mustang » Tue Jan 12, 2016 7:26 pm

Managed to do a little yesterday on this. Made all the sections ready for painting i.e undercarriage, rear exhaust, air intakes and so on.

This is how she looks at the moment.
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Strange way of fixing the wings, you have to fit them to the upper section before joining the two hands together. Getting the wings to fit correctly was a bit of a :angry-banghead: as the port side didn't fit 100% at the front so I had to remove a little plastic to allow the wing to move forward.

Was having a look around the www last night and found someone that built one of these in four days :think: :think: different markings but all weathered. :think: :think:
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Re: F/A 18F Super Hornet, The Digital Age

Postby Mustang » Wed Sep 21, 2016 1:17 pm

Just a little update

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Re: F/A 18F Super Hornet, The Digital Age

Postby Mustang » Wed Sep 21, 2016 1:19 pm

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Finished
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Re: F/A 18F Super Hornet, The Digital Age

Postby Mustang » Wed Sep 21, 2016 1:24 pm

This will be the last of me doing diary builds.

I'll just be posting photos of stages when I've finished a model, I want to concentrate more on the build then the diary side I hope you guys understand.

Anyway not sure what's the next big build will be, either a Airfix 1/24 Harrier, 1/48 F14a Tomcat or a US coastguard helicopter.

Still need to finish the Mossie and other little kits on the go.
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Re: F/A 18F Super Hornet, The Digital Age

Postby snapdragon » Wed Sep 21, 2016 1:44 pm

Outstanding work Mustang.

Would like to see the 1/24 Harrier, but like I'm going to do, finish the outstanding builds first. It's always a good plan
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Re: F/A 18F Super Hornet, The Digital Age

Postby steve131 » Wed Sep 21, 2016 4:11 pm

Great too see you back , excellent work looks awesome :clap: Soft spot for Airfix ,so Harrier for me but anything you do always good 8-) .K Awarded.
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