1/48 F/A-18E Super Hornet

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Re: 1/48 F/A-18E Super Hornet

Postby jkim » Mon May 10, 2021 10:11 am

Taking time at this stage will benefit the build in the end. It's not glamorous work but important, nonetheless.
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Re: 1/48 F/A-18E Super Hornet

Postby Medicman71 » Mon May 10, 2021 10:14 am

Exactly! Screw up the nose and EVERYONE will see it. And having great references are a big help too!
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Re: 1/48 F/A-18E Super Hornet

Postby Medicman71 » Mon May 10, 2021 10:15 am

LyleW wrote:
Medicman71 wrote:Thanks Lyle! It's not moving as fast as it seems. I haven't started on the nose of the other Super Hornet yet. It's slow but steady at least.


Slow is okay. Bet you didn't just snap a wing of a Pilatus PC-6 Turbo Porter in half. :bag:


:headslap: Oh man that sucks.
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Re: 1/48 F/A-18E Super Hornet

Postby Medicman71 » Mon May 10, 2021 11:56 pm

So as I was working on the nose, I noticed that there's a panel missing. It's right behind the ammo loading door just in front of where the star and bars starts. Inside here is the external power connector and control switches for the canopy and ladder. Easy fix by scribing in the panel line.

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Re: 1/48 F/A-18E Super Hornet

Postby Floki » Tue May 11, 2021 1:13 am

Good catch, going to add rivets too?
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Re: 1/48 F/A-18E Super Hornet

Postby mustang1989 » Tue May 11, 2021 4:19 am

It's all in the little details and enough of these'll all add up in the finished build. Almost a one foot forward-two steps back kind of gig but it'll all be worth it. Keep at 'er Mike......you're doing great man.
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Re: 1/48 F/A-18E Super Hornet

Postby Medicman71 » Tue May 11, 2021 7:00 am

Thanks guys! I'm usually not that picky but it's an important panel. And yes I'm going to add the rivets, I just hadn't gotten to them yet. There's some more rivets on the bottom and sides that need to be added as well.
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Re: 1/48 F/A-18E Super Hornet

Postby Medicman71 » Tue May 11, 2021 12:46 pm

Pretty much done with the nose. Still a few spots to clean up. I'll do a light sanding to make it all look uniform. Still need to add the front windscreen. That's gonna take some work to fair in.

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Re: 1/48 F/A-18E Super Hornet

Postby Medicman71 » Tue May 11, 2021 2:19 pm

Got the front windscreen on. Gonna let that sit and go to work on the second Hornet.

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Re: 1/48 F/A-18E Super Hornet

Postby Stuart » Fri May 14, 2021 10:50 am

Looking good Mike!
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