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Joe3571

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Well guys I need to go ahead an post my entry although not the best super hornet kit on the market but still very well detailed not much after market available for this maby some little photoetch and masks available from eduard  and a wing fold slat and flap conversion from wolfpack which is never in stock at any retailer.  so basically and OOB build for me this time around but I really like this kit.

But anyway I still have diorama equipment on the way in the mail I got my Bert Kinsey detail and scale book ready to go lol great book for a cheap price and I have some DXM decal Chippy HO Damn buster squadron markings on the way as well.

well my first group build I am very excited and I see there is going to be some serious fun competition always honered to be around some great friends and modelers good luck to everyone and I will do my absolute best on this build.

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Great selection Joe! The Revell SH kits really do build up nice that I've seen.....

Here are a couple of links to some builds in which the flaps were cut and dropped with not to much hassle as I can tell...

Dave

http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/index.php?showtopic=174690&hl=revell%20fa-18&st=0

http://hsfeatures.com/features04/fa18ejc_1.htm

http://hsfeatures.com/features04/fa18ejc_2.htm

http://hsfeatures.com/features04/fa18ejc_3.htm


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Great selection Joe! The Revell SH kits really do build up nice that I've seen.....

Here are a couple of links to some builds in which the flaps were cut and dropped with not to much hassle as I can tell...

Dave

http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/index.php?showtopic=174690&hl=revell%20fa-18&st=0

http://hsfeatures.com/features04/fa18ejc_1.htm

http://hsfeatures.com/features04/fa18ejc_2.htm

http://hsfeatures.com/features04/fa18ejc_3.htm

OH cool thank you Dave I will check those out.

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Yea I have done it before  dropped the flaps and rudders on my Vintage 1970's F18 A that was molded after the flight test variant and I converted it to a marine C variant its in the forum  if you want to check it out. but I was not able to save the build pics lost those when my old computer died and was only able to take final reveal pics at my old house in Georgia.
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Nice choice with the super Hornet Joe !

If we're able to join in with this GB I would've liked to build my academy legacy Hornet but alas it will have to wait for another day.

But I'll make sure I tune in regularly to this build so I can get my U.S Navy fast jet fix

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Thanks Pete well I just finished painting the cockpit and I have the rudders cut loose now sawing off the flaps ill post some pics here in a little bit.
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ok working on getting the flaps off the real challenge will be cutting the inner flap section off a lot shallower panel line will have to be a very slow sawing process to fast and well the plane might end up with gash mark's to be filled do not want that to happen.



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now here's the harder part to cut off the inner flap section so I masked right next to the shallow recessed line where I got to cut seems to be the only thing I can think of to help me  make sure my hand an saw stays in the same spot during the surgery LOL.

we can rebuild it make it better and I cant remember the rest of the quote LMAO


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Lee Majors as the SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN--"....we have the technology, we can make him better than he was before, faster, stronger"

I'm not sure when that Revell kit was molded, but I have seen it looking good online [I had the kit but did not build it, I donated to the model club I belong to and they used it as a raffle prize for the 2014 model show in my city] and I think you can do a great job with it. you got a great start already!!

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Nice cockpit detail, and great kit.
I will be watching this with some intrest.

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Thanks guys well everything's cut but I am going to leave the forward slats alone even though 98% of the time when an F18 of any model is parked an powerd down everything droop's but in these tow pics of real F18's parked and powered down we see the rare occasion the forward leading edge slats are fully up. So I believe what I see with my own eyes I can leave my slats up and it wont hurt the accuracy of my build which is good cause doing the slats is a real pain in the bleep. lol




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well most of the stuff is cut and ready but I had forgot to cut the wing tip flaps DUH lol so let me get those done and then I can start to put this thing together also added some plastic strips to he cockpit to cover the gaps between the cockpit walls.
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It's always nerve wracking taking a saw to a kit Joe, but it looks like you are right on top of things mate !
Also from what I can see i. The pics it looks like there is a nice load of detail i. Those wheel wells right out of the box

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It's always nerve wracking taking a saw to a kit Joe, but it looks like you are right on top of things mate ! Also from what I can see i. The pics it looks like there is a nice load of detail i. Those wheel wells right out of the box Pete
yea the wheel wells and the landing gear on this kit are very impressive and I am probally going to take some flak for this but they are better Detailed than the Hasegawa kit in my opinion.

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