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Neo

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For this year i shall be building a Hasegawa 1/48 F/A-18F from VF-103 the Jolly Rogers

Ill be using the Blackbox resin cockpit and Fighter town decals

For reference i have the amazing book from reid air publications "The Modern Super Hornet Guide"

To start here is my "Proof of Life"

[take a spanigh accent]
Now gringos, in the next 3 month ill post picture of it piece by piece until there nothing left!! Or until im able to post the completed result in the air category!

You know ill do it gringos !

Cheers

Neo

p.s i remember from last year you guys are a tough crowd to get a laugh so i decided to start with my Colombian kindaper sketch ;D ;D
 

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Oooooo a Jolly Rogers Hornet one of me faves think this might give me the bug to build my Revell F-18 8)

Dan B
 

Neo

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Alright

here is the progress so far

ive done a lot of cutting/gluing prepping





Ive cut the wings and used the optional folding mechanism.


The intakes where glued, sanded, filled the seams and i poured some latex paint into them. Im pretty satisfied with the result
 

Neo

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danb said:
Oooooo a Jolly Rogers Hornet one of me faves think this might give me the bug to build my Revell F-18 8)

Dan B
Yeah those black tails are lookers! glad i can inspire you! i wanted to build this one to go next to my tomcat i built a little while back




Grendels said:
Looking forward to it!
Glad to have you along this build journey!
 

Neo

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Well the poop just hit the fan!

i was polishing the canopy and windscreen , and while inserting blue tack into the windscreen to prevent it from cracking well i cracked it!!

now i do have a F-18C in the stash im presently checking if it will fit! i contacted the hasegawa distributer and there asking for $$ and 11weeks delivery time :O

might have to go to plan B
 

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Sorry to hear about that.
Here's hoping the other canopy can be used
 

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I agree. Sorry to hear it, lets hope the other one works!
 

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that sucks hope the other one fits
might be worth trying ebay to see if anyone has one spare
 

Neo

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Thanks for the support guys. Well the C windscreen is 99.8% correct... to my eyes at least. I did a dry fit and it seams ok.
I think im gona gi with that and when i get the replacement from hasegawa ill put it in my C kit.
 

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Quaralane said:
Glad to hear it will work
Thanks

well you know that 0.2% i was talking about .... once the cowling is on the C windshield dosent fit anymore the curve is different in the front !!

Oh well plan B it is
 

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Ok well i could not just leave her like this.

ive installed the pit, and fused the main body together.

Learning from other build logs, ive pre painted the intakes for easier masking of the intakes







Cheers

Neo
 

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Thanks guys

ill keep wonking on it and cross my fingers the replacement windscreen gets here on time!
 

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