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unang43

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Having just finished the A-6E Intruder, I'm now in for the GB.

Short story long though. I was going to be building a 1/48 Revell EA-6A Electric Intruder old kit:
I have the Wolfpack cockpit set, Eduard detailing set and Furball Aero decals (Electric Intruders) on the way, as well as Bert Kinzey's EA-6B book, which has a section on the EA-6A. All good to go and make a start today. Then as I sat down to type this I suddenly remembered that back in Australia (in storage) I have the Paragon wing fold set for the EA-6A (which I mistakenly bought for a Monogram EA-6B that I have). Decision point: do I press ahead with this build without doing the wingfold (which I wasn't going to do anyway) and have the wing fold set back in Oz go to waste, or do I shelve this project until I get back home in 5 months and do then build the kit with the wing-fold? 

I've decided to go with the latter and wait to build this when back in Australia.
As per the title of this post I've decided to go for a Hasegawa 1/48 F/A-18C in VMFA-232 markings. I have the Superscale decals and a Black Box cockpit as well as Daco Productions Uncovering the Hornet:




First Classic Hornet that I've built so need to start researching this build. Apologies for the longwinded post. [frown] Cheers! [wave]

Sean

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Footnote: I now remember why I bought the Revell EA-6A kit in the first place while I was here in Indonesia (probably 2 years ago now). It was because I had that orphan wing fold set back in Australia. D'oh!! [crazy]



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No matter the length of the introduction or the switch. Both Kits would make a great entry to the GB here. Congratulations on having a good memory! I am sure you will entertain us with the F-18! I think I have one in the stash and your WIP will definitely help me when I bring it around for a build. SO....your choice benefits my future perhaps? win win by any measure!
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Very nice choice Sean. Love this plane and would like to do one with Swiss markings onetime. Good luck
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wimve1960

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I agree, can't go wrong with this one. Got it on my wishlist so interested to see how it goes. Good luck!

Wim.

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Nice kit and a cracking choice on the markings

Good luck with your build mate

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Good choice if I do say so myself at least I wont be the only one doing a Hornet lol.
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A Hornet...great to see one in this GB.

Enjoy the build.

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I like the aircraft but I really like the connotation of the designation "Hornet". Both Hornets in the GB will be great builds.
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OK, one week without an update from me on this build, apologies. I'm still in this just taking some time. Honestly, lost my mojo for a few days. I think it was postpartum after finishing my last build [frown]

Anyways, got some of the mojo back after a few days and got stuck in to the Black Box Cockpit. What a delightful set of resin. The detail is just outstanding.

Here it is:








This bit is my favourite though. [idea] I had some mesh and decided to recreate the netting that sits over the top of the electronics bay behind the ejection seat. Cut it out to shape and then folded it back as if the pilot was about to put his helmet bag in the back:


Kind of put it together and you get the idea:



That's where I'm at (all the other resin has been finished but not yet installed). Now onto installing the cockpit and working on the rest of the kit.[smile]

Sean 



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Very nice Sean!! amazing detail going to look even better when it's all together[cool][thumb]
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Indeed that is some nice detail. Excellent work to get it assembled and painted up.
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OK, one week without an update from me on this build, apologies. I'm still in this just taking some time. Honestly, lost my mojo for a few days. I think it was postpartum after finishing my last build [frown]

Anyways, got some of the mojo back after a few days and got stuck in to the Black Box Cockpit. What a delightful set of resin. The detail is just outstanding.

Here it is:








This bit is my favourite though. [idea] I had some mesh and decided to recreate the netting that sits over the top of the electronics bay behind the ejection seat. Cut it out to shape and then folded it back as if the pilot was about to put his helmet bag in the back:


Kind of put it together and you get the idea:



That's where I'm at (all the other resin has been finished but not yet installed). Now onto installing the cockpit and working on the rest of the kit.[smile]

Sean 


Wow I am jelous that ejection seat makes mine look like second hand sofa lol nice work my friend.

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That pit looks stunning Sean!

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[thumb]Love the mesh
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unang43

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Thanks for comments. It was a bit of a labour of love as I wanted to do the resin set justice. It was so detailed I honestly didn't know where to start. The key for me is having some good brushes. I don't have the Windsor & Newton brushes that Bobby has but picked up another set of W&N brushes that are brilliant for this detailed work.

The mesh came out far better than i expected. Very pleased

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1/48 Revell F-15E Strike Eagle
1/35 Meng T-90A
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