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Roland Gunslinger (Roland Deschain)
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WIP F/A-18E Super Hornet „Kestrels"

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37
Tommy Agne
Watching
29 August 2021, 11:57
WhiteGlint
Watching as well. 🙂
29 August 2021, 12:08
Daniel
Whohoo, not missing this long nosed beauty 🙂 This kit is pretty high rank in the "next project list" for me as well, so really interested in your take on this!
(Btw if you are looking for colors, ak rc242 is dead on)
30 August 2021, 11:15
Roland Gunslinger
Welcome mates! Nice to have you abord 👍 🙂
Thx Daniel, RC242 is spot on. Maybe a mix with a few drops of Nato black.

Started the cockpit and some dry fit. First impression is great! Fit's like lego LOL
3 September 2021, 14:34
Sergej I
Watching 👍
3 September 2021, 14:54
James C
In 😉👍
3 September 2021, 17:57
Guy Rump
Watching too! 👍
3 September 2021, 20:24
Nathan Dempsey
Oooooooh 👍
3 September 2021, 23:13
Neil
I'm in 👀
3 September 2021, 23:33
Flight Line Media
Nice Roland! I was curious how this kit compares to Hasegawa. Any insight from anyone on that? I imagine this is superior in fit. It also includes modern ECS exhausts which is nice.
3 September 2021, 23:46
Clifford Keesler
Watching, nice project.
4 September 2021, 01:40
Jos Jansen
Iam very curious how this Meng kit is compared with the Kinetic or Hasegawa kits...anyway this will be a joy to watch Roland, so Iam in mate!
4 September 2021, 05:14
Roland Gunslinger
Welcome mates! Nice to have you abord 👍
Can't say anything bad about the kit so far. Only the intakes are not so nicely solved. Didn't fit very well with me. Unfortunately, I can't compare it to the Hasegawa because I don't know it. In any case, the kit is better than the Revell. But also disproportionately more expensive. It also looks better than the Kinetic.
28 September 2021, 08:15
Konrad Limmer
Count me in here as well🙂!
Awesome progress Roland!!
28 September 2021, 08:18
Jos Jansen
Hi Roland, Iam building the same kit right now (MENG), I've no problems with the intakes...it's a wonderful kit, a shake and bake...and a walk in the park build 😄
29 September 2021, 09:35
Maciej Bellos
Lots of super bugs showed up on SCM. Following this one also!
1 October 2021, 10:24
Roland Gunslinger
Welcome Konrad! As usual, very welcome 🙂 I hope you are doing well!
Jos, You're right, I don't want to rule out that I screwed up something lol The kit is really, really good.

Some Progress: The fuselage and wings are glued together. A bit of putty is only needed in two places. Slats only plugged in for the test. Good concept. I am currently considering whether I paint the slats/flaps together with the fuselage or individually and then build them together. I think I'll glue everything together and then paint.

1 October 2021, 10:32
Jos Jansen
I would suggest when you retract the flaps then it is no problem to glue them already, but in extended position I would go for to glue them later on. You might get problems with airbrushing these slats and flaps because you might get whirlwinds and a buildup of paint in certain areas.
2 October 2021, 04:34
Daniel
Nice, looks like a rhino 🙂 I usually glue the slats and do the flaps separated, mainly because their hinges are too flimsy to withstand the weathering process
2 October 2021, 13:59
Roland Gunslinger
Thanks for the recommendations 👊 Since the flaps/slats can be easily plugged in, I paint everything individually.
4 October 2021, 21:13
Roland Gunslinger
Ready for the fun part ...
12 October 2021, 09:34
Maciej Bellos
Man, how I envy the speed some of you build your kits... Lovely job there Roland! waiting for the fun part too!
12 October 2021, 09:58
WhiteGlint
Yep, this is where the fun begins. 😎
12 October 2021, 10:09
Clifford Keesler
Looking very nice Roland.
13 October 2021, 01:33
Roland Gunslinger
Thank you all!
Preshading completed.
4 December 2021, 18:59
Guy Rump
Looking really good Roland 👍
4 December 2021, 22:19
Simon Nagorsnik
Wow, nice preshading!
4 December 2021, 22:24
Jos Jansen
So far excellent work mate... curious for the reveal
4 December 2021, 22:58
Clifford Keesler
Excellent so far.
5 December 2021, 01:32
Neil
Very nice indeed 👍
6 December 2021, 17:07
Roland Gunslinger
Thank you mates! Much appreciated🙂
Sprayed the back with AK RLM66 and bleached with AK Dark Egg Gray.
10 December 2021, 16:14
Roland Gunslinger
Thank you all!
Main colors are completed.
17 December 2021, 12:35
Konrad Limmer
Yesssss! Looking very promising Roland🤘🏼!
17 December 2021, 14:48
WhiteGlint
👀 Nice colours.
17 December 2021, 15:38
Clifford Keesler
Nice paint work so far.
18 December 2021, 23:54
Roland Gunslinger
Thanks Konrad, WhiteGlint and Clifford!
Started with the decals. 14 Decals for the AN/ASQ-228 LOL
1 January, 11:13
WhiteGlint
Quite a lot of decals just for a TGP.
Checking off applied decals from the instruction sheet. I really should do that to. 👍
Now I have an idea what awaits me when I start this one. 😄
1 January, 11:36
Konrad Limmer
Those decals looking really nice 👍!
1 January, 21:44
Richard Sellei
Great Job Roland !
1 January, 22:40
Clifford Keesler
Looking great Roland. Love the decals.
2 January, 02:53
Jos Jansen
Nice Roland... it's a great kit!
2 January, 08:53
Roland Gunslinger
Thank you Konrad, Richard, Clifford and Jos 🙂

@Richard Nice to see you here again. Hope you are doing well. I'm looking forward to your big Super Hornet 😉

Decals are all on. This time I used three layers of AK real colors clear with lacquer thinner to prevent shimmer. Has paid off. Especially with the three stripes, I had my concerns.
4 January, 21:06
Arif Saeed
Coming along very nicely Roland 👏👏
4 January, 21:22
Konrad Limmer
Very very nice decal work!
4 January, 21:58
Clifford Keesler
Looking very nice indeed.
4 January, 22:38
Daniel
Italeri decals are usually a joy to work with (in contrast to their plastic...) coming along nicely 👍
5 January, 11:48
Roland Gunslinger
Thank you Arif, Konrad, Clifford and Daniel 🙂
Yes, the Italeri are great to work with. In fact, they're way better than the Meng. Especially the maintenance instructions. The Italeri have super sharp writing. Now Italeri just has to make good plastic LOL
6 January, 09:31
Jos Jansen
Roland, did you also had too few decals for the pylons?
6 January, 09:37
Gareth Burge
Looks great Roland, gonna refer to this build when I do my Meng 18F. Interesting what you say about the Meng decals; have never used them before (for my build I got some DXM for the Jolly Rogers scheme). Great idea on "ticking off" placements as you go too! I always lose track, especially with stencils 🙂
6 January, 10:50
Roland Gunslinger
Jos, yes I'm missing the decals for two pylons. I would especially like to have the yellow "B".s

Thanks Gareth! Unfortunately I didn't get the "F" because it was sold out. So I'm looking forward to your build. I still have the Hobby Boss "Growler". Let's see how the new Hobby Boss Tool is ... Good times that we model builders live in 😄
8 January, 23:10
Nathan Dempsey
Loving the markings on your build Roland.
9 January, 01:56

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