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Derek Jordan (theplasticadvocate)

Revell F/A-18E Super Hornet


1 25 September 2016, 22:42
looking god so far. i will be following 🙂
27 September 2016, 07:17
Holger Kranich
Nice work so far Derek, as usual! I´m following too!
27 September 2016, 12:43
Which Revell kit was used for this project ? Can you please mention it or add it project ?
27 September 2016, 17:00
Derek Jordan
Cortex, I added the kit from my stash to the project inventory.
27 September 2016, 21:57
Derek Jordan
Spanjaard, Holger, etc, thanks. This kit is more like sculpting than model building.😉
27 September 2016, 21:57
i just realised that it is the previous box than the one i want i marked as for sale😉
27 September 2016, 22:00
Derek Jordan
Spanjaard, it's not a bad kit, but it needs some work that is atypical with modern kits. And, I would classify this as a modern kit (2005?).
27 September 2016, 22:17
Clifford Keesler
I'm in. I have 4 of those critters, and I plan on doing one in VF-143 markings also as well as an F-14A. It is looking good so far, great job as always sir.
27 September 2016, 22:19
ok, thanks.
27 September 2016, 22:38
Clifford Keesler
Derek are those resin intakes? and if so where did you find them?
27 September 2016, 23:26
Thank you Derek : )
28 September 2016, 03:41
Derek Jordan
Clifford, those are seamless resin intakes. They are .are by a company called Rhino. I found them on ebay.

It's a trade off to use them. The external detail is better on the kit parts, but getting the interior seam fixed is always a problem.
28 September 2016, 13:02
Clifford Keesler
28 September 2016, 17:55
Nazid Kimmie
Nice job, what did you prime it with?
8 October 2016, 10:32
Derek Jordan
Thanks. That's Mr finishing primer. Great stuff.
8 October 2016, 15:16
Clifford Keesler
Looking very nice Derek.
11 October 2016, 00:00
Derek Jordan
Thanks Clifford. What are you working on these days?
11 October 2016, 02:49
Bryn Crandell
Looking good so far Derek.
11 October 2016, 11:36
Roger Lustenberger
Great Work sofar. Did you change the Exhausts aswell ?
12 October 2016, 06:25
Michael Phillips
That is fantastic! I love in-flight builds. Your subtle weathering is perfect. Well done!
17 October 2016, 01:28
Derek Jordan
Thanks! I'm going to get it in the light box later tonight for some better photos.
17 October 2016, 02:51
Clifford Keesler
Well done Derek.
17 October 2016, 20:51
Derek Jordan
Thanks Clifford!!
17 October 2016, 22:40
Jay Nakasone
Some of your pics look like the real thing photographed in flight. Nicely Done!
17 October 2016, 23:25
Michael Phillips
I agree with Jay, those new pics look like the real thing. Sublime weathering, especially on the underside . The weathering on the centerline tank is amazing!
18 October 2016, 00:52
Roger Lustenberger
excellent finish! congrats 🙂
18 October 2016, 05:20
Derek Jordan
Thanks everyone. I'm pretty happy with this one, especially given the mediocre quality of the kit.

It's funny how many people comment on the centerline tank weathering. Its just amazing what other modelers notice.
18 October 2016, 13:36
Stephan Ryll
Great build and paintjob 👍
18 October 2016, 14:57
Holger Kranich
Hi Derek, your result is a low viz beauty!
19 October 2016, 07:26
really nice end result. fantastic bird.
how do you attach the transparent rod? what material is it and were do you find it?
24 October 2016, 11:59
Derek Jordan
That is 1/4" clear acrylic rod I purchased on Amazon. Pretty cheap. Simply drill a hole and use some clear 30 minute epoxy.
24 October 2016, 18:28
thanks a lot Derek
25 October 2016, 06:23

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