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Boeing F-18 Super Hornet

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Used from:1995–Now
Used by:Military
Manufacturer:US Boeing
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:o when dreams come true! A new tool rhino - awesome meng!
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1:48 F/A-18F Super Hornet (Hasegawa 07238)1:48 F/A-18F Super Hornet cockpit set (Aires 4279)3+
 
1 | 19. September, 03:23
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1:72 F/A-18F Super Hornet (Italeri 093)
Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornet
US Military US Navy (1794-now)
F1/165166 | Demo Aircraft November 1995 | FS36375 FS36320
 
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3. August, 15:39
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2 | 28. June, 10:39
Daniel
This will be awesome 8)
28. June, 15:43
Tommaso S
I hope so ;)
29. June, 10:05
Alexander
Looks interesting. A bit challenging, especially on the LERX joint between the upper and lower fuselage parts and the intakes.
I might add that the BRU-57 racks are in fact for the F-16 - for a BRU-55 which is used by the US Navy you would need to fill in the rectangular holes. If you care that much about realism that is. ;)
26. July, 19:35
Tommaso S
Hey Alexander! Thank you for the info, I didn't exactly knew the different between the two racks but my choice was made mainly due to availability of the 55 racks ;) Now that you told me though I will try to fix them manually and make them look like 55s. Thanks!
27. July, 13:10
Michael Phillips
Off to a great start here, count me in!
27. July, 13:52
Alexander
No problem! I totally understand your choice. It is quite baffling that Eduard only offers the BRU-57 and not the BRU-55 as well - and that Hasegawa doesn't even include it in ther Weapon sets. Which leaves ResKit or leftover pieces from legacy Hornet kits as the only source for the vertical ejector racks, which is sad because they are quite abundant on the Super Hornets as well.
But it should be an easy fix I think.
27. July, 15:04
27. July, 21:58
Andrew Horton
Looks awesome! I can't wait to build my Eduard Superbug.
28. July, 03:14
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5. July, 02:39
Scott Collingwood
I do love it when I get a crew, especially when you get JHMCS Helmets.
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1. June, 11:45
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28. May, 13:25
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Patrick O
@Roland haha, yeah that's most likely how I will feel the day tamiya announces a 1/48 super hornet xD
28. May, 20:33
Konrad Limmer
Very nice Roland! Cool presentation of a superb build ! Congrats mate !
28. May, 20:59
Roland Gunslinger
Thanks Konrad :) really appreciate that!

I have reserved a place for you here ;)

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28. May, 21:07
Spanjaard
fantastic result Roland. a pleasure to follow the build
28. May, 21:23
Clifford Keesler
A beautiful Bug. I love the display, very well done sir.
28. May, 22:05
Roland Gunslinger
Thank you Spanjaard and Clifford for your kind comments and following this build. I'm glad that you like it :)

I'm sure that some of the kits i started would never be complete without this community. Very motivating!
29. May, 09:12
Slavo Hazucha
Joining the cheering crowds late but loudly - A most convincing proof of the point that less is often more - no armament & the even light weathering make it look like just out of the trailer (which will hopefully, at some point, result in the final movie being completed & released :D)!

Hope a Hornet build has in no way negatively impeded your Tomcat-building skills...! ;)
1. June, 10:02
Roland Gunslinger
Thank you Slavo :)
I'm sure im going to build another hornet from the movie soon.

No worries, im chanting this mantra while building cat's: Don't glue swing wings, Don't glue swing wings, Don't glue swing wings,...
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24. May, 15:07
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Отличная модель, сборка одно удовольствие
24. May, 15:08
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16. May, 20:12
Detlef Kroeze completed this item
10. May, 18:38
Detlef Kroeze
Completed over 20 years when I was young, subsequently lost in move (or something).
10. May, 18:39
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1. May, 19:15
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Bill Gilman
Very nicely done indeed...amazing work! I think that Superbug needs a carwash though. :)
7. May, 18:41
Daniel
Thank you very much Bill, I'm sure they'd consider it before the next airshow ;)
Spanjaard, me too mate
8. May, 08:36
Holger Kranich
Great sh*t dude! :)
8. May, 09:33
Neal
The color and grime on those bombs is absolutely on point!
8. May, 09:40
Ricardo Reis
This is a fantastic job! Thanks for sharing!
8. May, 09:56
Daniel
@Holger: 8) Thx mate!
@Neal: Took some extra steps to get the thermal coating structure right and the rest was just quick light gull grey w/ sandbeige, oils and drybrush :) Thanks for noticing!
@Ricardo: Thanks for commenting! always a pleasure to share the hobby with you guys :)
8. May, 23:06
Pierre
Sweety build, love the plane and the modular ordinance
8. May, 23:15
Daniel
Thank you Pierre, I appreciate it!
9. May, 21:16
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2. July 2019, 03:19
wilky
It's going to be a sad day when the old Hornets are gone.
At least we'll have the Super Hornet for a while
9. May, 12:59
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30. April, 16:22
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1:72 F/A-18E Super Hornet (Italeri 083)1:72 F-18E (Eduard SS226)
 
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11. April, 10:03
Łukasz Gliński
Very good job
11. April, 13:08
Stefan Schacht
well done
11. April, 13:27
Kamil Rudziński
Świetna robota!
11. April, 15:02
Daniel
What a beauty, awesome m8!
11. April, 18:32
Oleg Bogolei
exelent model! would be great to see work in progress pics)
11. April, 18:36
Romain Sablou
Thank you all :) wip pics can be see here on flickr, www.flickr.com/photos/skyraider91/albums/72157712813848292/with/49756874981/

but yes next time i could upload them here too !
12. April, 08:36
Neuling
Looks good!
12. April, 10:25
Ronan
Très beau travail
12. April, 16:46
15. April, 03:50
Sergej I
Perfect from any angle! :)
15. April, 06:16
15. April, 08:46
Romain Sablou
Thank you very much guys ! :)
20. April, 08:30
ZHOU Kun added a new photoalbum.
17. April, 13:23
Neuling
Top notch! This beautiful build looks like a real aircraft.
17. April, 16:50
Daniel
I agree with Neuling, this is another gem you are showing here, I again really like the dynamic pose and the way you took the pics, awesome stuff
19. April, 11:52
Treehugger
I think you should have some fun and use an image editor to erase the stand from at least some of the photos. :) As time goes by, perhaps the photos will be what you have in store.
19. April, 12:04
Tobi added a new photoalbum.
18. April, 13:22
Łukasz Gliński
Never seen that camo, really nice
18. April, 14:53
Neuling
Interesting little bird!
18. April, 16:20
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1:48 F/A-18F Super Hornet 'VX-23 Salty Dogs' (Hasegawa 07450)
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10. April, 03:06
Patrick Hagelstein
BKR! I'm in!
10. April, 03:48
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VFA-14 Tophatters NH-200 | 165861 | USS Nimitz 2002 | FS36320 FS36375
 
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19. February, 08:26
Roland Gunslinger
Because it's the most unwieldy box in my stash-tetris, i deceided to start that project sooner as planned.
I'm still thinking about aftermarket parts. But I'm not sure yet...
I know it's a "controversial" kit :D
19. February, 08:35
Daniel
Nnnnice, you got your first viewer ! Will be interesting to see how "controversial" this really is. So far I can't really say the trumpy is a dream kit...
19. February, 13:41
Roland Gunslinger
Welcome! Oh, i have the "E" Trumeter in my stash, too. So, i don't read your last sentence :D
19. February, 13:48
Daniel
Hey, but it's still fun! who wants a boring perfect tamiya kit you just slap together with extra thin and you're done? :P ok.ok, please take your hands down again people, just kidding^^
19. February, 13:58
19. February, 14:06
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13. February, 09:49
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US Military US Navy (1794-now)
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10. February, 21:45
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1:72 USN F/A-18F "VFA-103 Jolly Rogers" (Academy 12535)
 
8. February, 02:31
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1:48 F/A-18E Super Hornet (Hasegawa 07239)
 
29. January, 09:33
Michael Hickey
I'm in I'm halfway through painting this scheme myself. :)
29. January, 22:29
Daniel
Nice! Cool choice you both
30. January, 09:43
Erik Evans
Really nice kit. There are great reference pictures on www.seaforces.org, but you surely know that already. Best of luck with the build.
30. January, 21:00
Michael Hickey added a new project.
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1:48 F/A-18E Super Hornet `Low Visibility` (Hasegawa 09736)1:48 West Coast Superbug CAGs #1 (Afterburner Decals 48-074)
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US Military US Navy (1794-now)
VFA-27 Royal Maces 200 (Capt. Ross A Myers CAG) | USS George Washington 2010 | FS36375 Light Ghost grey FS36320 Dark Ghost grey
 
16. January, 07:44
Daniel
But where are the pics? ;)
30. January, 09:56
Michael Hickey
There coming, when I decide to pick this kit up again.
30. January, 10:30
Steve Baxter added a new project.
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1:48 F/A 18-E Super Hornet (Revell 85-5850)
 
30. January, 06:34
Jos Jansen
Another great bug...following mate!
30. January, 07:16
Daniel
I'd like to see this as well :)
30. January, 09:29
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21. January, 15:45
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1:72 EA-18G Growler (Hasegawa 01568)
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7. January, 22:36
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7. January, 22:36
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1:72 F/A-18E Super Hornet (Revell 04298)1:72 Aircraft Weapons: VI (Hasegawa X72-11)1:72 Aircraft Weapons: IX (Hasegawa 35114)
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1. January, 22:21
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1. January, 22:20
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1:48 F/A-18F Super Hornet (Revell 85-5532)1:48 AIM-9X (Eduard 648435)1:48 F/A-18F Advanced Crew Station rear cockpit (Metallic Details MDR4817)3+
Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornet
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VFA-103 Jolly Rogers BuNo 166620 | Fear the Bones - USS Dwight D. Eisenhower 2012
 
28. December 2019, 00:18
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1:32 Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornet (Trumpeter 03205)1:32 F/A-18F Super Hornet (Speed Hunter Graphics 32011)
 
28. December 2019, 00:10
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20. December 2019, 20:25
Roge Lamas please, Anyone knows where to buy it inside Europe?
23. April 2018, 09:57
Roge Lamas
Thanks for the recommendation but i looking for E & F versions :)
17. December 2019, 21:32
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4. December 2019, 05:28
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13. November 2019, 01:46
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31. October 2019, 12:22
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22. October 2019, 06:05
Jeremy Wiltcher
FINALLY!! after pre-ordering and paying for it in 2016, and watching it change due dates or disappearing for the new release lists altogether, I finally have it....... Now of course it will sit in the stash for 3 more years!! So thanks to everyone at MRS Hobbies (my local shop) for all they do and for calling me as soon as it came in..
20. March 2019, 12:40
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Ben Schumacher
Of course it makes sense - I have had it my hands several times, I have seen it built up and several build reports clearly show the issues this kit has.
6. June 2019, 09:13
Ben Schumacher
Lol, so much butthurt...
8. June 2019, 22:42
Soeren .
Indeed :D

And I love that kind of people who are comparing new tool kits from this year, with kits from 2010!
The Trumpeter Hornet is almost ten years old, which is a lot when you see how this hobby has evolved over the last few years!!!
And then comes Revell in 2019 with a kit around the corner, where there instruction tells you to remove flesh... Please what? And that has nothing to do with rivetcounting!
If Special Hobby tells you that, sure ok they are a smaller company and are offering more shurt run stuff (if something like that still exists to day) and then you have big companies like Revell, where I expect something better in the end!

By the way, Revell has repeatedly postponed the Hornet to revise the mistakes!!

9. June 2019, 06:29
Jeremy Wiltcher
Well, that escalated quickly......

I mean that really got out of hand fast!.....

9. June 2019, 13:58
Treehugger
Let's save some for other threads. :) Good luck with your F-18 build. Such large model should be such a nice display piece.
9. June 2019, 14:30
Mel06
Guys, a question for those who have assembled this kit ... this super hornet at 1.32 how is the mold) I mean the lace, fit well or should we have putty ready?
21. August 2019, 13:24
Jose Romo
I had to do some sanding and filling on the vertical stabilizers to fit the body, filling and sanding on the intake areas... I wasn't expecting this for a brand new mold, but it was fun to build :D
F/A-18 Super Hornet, Revell 1/32 | Album by joseromo2003 (1:32)

23. August 2019, 21:23
Spfparker
Terrible fit - avoid if you can...
22. October 2019, 00:06
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2. October 2019, 09:30
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19. September 2019, 19:04
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8. September 2019, 18:54
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US Military US Navy (1794-now)
VFA-81 Sunliners 166830 (Capt. Andy Whitson CAG) | CVN-70 USS Carl Vinson - Atlantic Ocean February 2010 | FS36375 FS36320
 
6. September 2019, 13:41
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1:48 F/A-18E Super Hornet (Revell 85-5850)1:48 F/A-18E/F Super Hornets - Air Wing All-Stars (Furball Aero-Design 48-049)
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VFA-137 Kestrels 165897/NE 200 | USS George Washington 2015
 
18. August 2019, 12:23
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1:72 F-18F (Eduard 73229)1:72 F-18F Super Hornet VFA-102 Diamondbacks Anniversary (DXM Decals 71-7121)1+
 
7. August 2019, 05:16
Romain Sablou added a new project.
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1:72 Boeing EA-18G Growler (Hasegawa 02250)1:72 EA-18G Growler Cockpit Set (Wolfpack WP72050)3+
 
31. July 2019, 13:52
Jose Romo added a new project.
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1:32 F/A-18E Super Hornet (Revell 04994)
 
20. July 2019, 14:00
Sergej I added a new project.
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1:72 F/A-18F Super Hornet /twin seater (Revell 04864)
Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornet
US Military US Navy (1794-now)
VFA-103 Jolly Rogers 166620/AG-200 | NAS Oceana 2011 | FS36320 FS36375
 
9. July 2019, 15:35
Zbynek Honzik
Nice job, Sergej!
9. July 2019, 17:05
Daniel
Great work Sergej, a beauty love these jolly rogers CAG jets!
9. July 2019, 17:52
Igor Chanak
Great work.
9. July 2019, 18:15
Konrad Limmer
That bird looks very nice ! Very nice work mate
14. July 2019, 06:55
Sergej I
Thanks, Konrad!
14. July 2019, 20:04
Nils Steyaert added a new project.
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12. March 2016, 18:56
Nils Steyaert
Deu to faulty primer and other issues, this project has been put on hold.
i will restart this project again with a new Revell EA-18G kit at a later date.
6. July 2019, 19:12
Jos Jansen added a new project.
1:48 EA-18G Growler (Hasegawa 07252)1:48 Growler Anthology (Furball Aero-Design 48-054)1:48 Boeing EA-18G Growler BASIC kabuki masks (New Ware NWAM130)
Boeing EA-18G Growler
US Military US Navy (1794-now)
VAQ-142 Gray Wolves 168381/NH 500 | USS Nimitz 2016
 
29. June 2019, 09:03
psu
Eduard sells old molds ("old" ECS exhaust) from Hasegawa

The decal variants already have the "new" ones.
Too bad, thought Eduard does not need that.
25. June 2019, 20:02
Spike Tian added a new project.
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1:72 USN EA-18G (Academy 12560)1:72 EA-18G "Pew Pew" Growlers (TwoBobs Aviation Graphics 72-108)
 
24. June 2019, 13:50
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VAQ-132 Scorpions BuNo 166894/NL-540 (Cdr. Jeff Craig Jenny, Capt. Chris Shay Commodore) | Operation Odyssey Dawn - Aviano AB IT March 2011 | FS36320 FS36375
 
1. November 2016, 17:11
Patrick Hagelstein
I have this one also planned, so I will follow this with interest.
1. November 2016, 20:58
Marco Preto
I'm currently also working on one of these! Be sure to have nice reference photos as the instructions can mislead you.
Cheers

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2. November 2016, 06:40
Nils Steyaert
after almost 3 years of gathering dust on a shelf, i have restarted work on the Growler.
started by marking up the tail and painting the jammer pods. i aso restarted work on my 1/144 Australian F/A-18F.
16. June 2019, 15:56
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18. May 2019, 15:06
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1:48 EA-18G Growler (Italeri 2716)
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26. April 2019, 08:57
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17. April 2019, 10:46
Anthony D'Agostino
I bought a set of these, not really knowing what I was buying, mostly an impulse buy. Anyway, they seem nice, but I have, ZERO experience with resin. They are very light and the feathers are very thin, so be careful once you separate them from their base, it will be very easy to break them. I wish I had waited to remove the base, but after getting tips on resin, I was excited to practice what I had learned. Now I need to put them somewhere safe, or they will be broken. The detail is nice on the feathers and compressor faces, but the instructions are far from perfect. The notches shown on the nozzle and the exhaust tube (not sure the correct name) dont even match up. It looks like the three notches fit the three groves, but they don't fit. So, not sure what that will lead too, maybe the engines will be too long, in that case, I will have to cut the engine down to make it fit. That will leave me a bjt angry. I plan to contact the company before I try assembly, just to see if they can clarify why the notches don't match the nozzles.

In hind sight, I would probably gone with the aires kits, they have some really nice looking upgrades to the engines and cockpit. Oh well, I do have two of the kits, so maybe I will build the other with a combination of aires and big ed.

Goodluck to anyone who has these, and if you figure out how they go in, please let me know.

Thanks in advance,

Anthony stalker6recon D'Agostino
12. April 2019, 19:21
Anthony D'Agostino
Thanks bigtime, saves me the trouble of trying to contact the company for details!

Upon viewing your set, then inspecting mine, I realized that I missed the very thin line indicating where I still need to remove material from the internal nozzle, leaving behind the stubs, then it should align up with the engine. Thanks a million!

Also, there are two compressor faces in mine, but one has a lot of resin at the base, and I figured it would just flat sand that until the details became hollow. If you need a picuture of the part, let me know, I will try to post it on my page, or direct you to its location on britmodeller.com. I will have to figure out how to add photos, as I am still new to scalemates.

The first time I visited this site, I was BEYOND confused. Now that I am starting to understand it, I am in love, it is the end all be all of modelling needs. Then you have the help of people like you, making it that much better!

Anthony
13. April 2019, 15:34
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11. April 2019, 16:37
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19. May 2016, 18:00
Anthony D'Agostino
I have two of these in my stash, and I wish I had been a member of these sites before I bought the kits. I am new to modelling after a thirty year layoff, and as one of my favorite subjects, I had to have them. Recently while going thru all my research regarding the kit, after market options etc, I started to read about the kits construction. Every single build review speaks of horrible fit problems that seem to compound as the build moves forward. Some parts look aligned, only later to find that they create a worse problem with subsequent parts being added, just a never ending nightmare of problems. Most are inexcusable flaws based on the kit itself and not builders errors. For a kit this expensive from a company this well know and trusted, there is absolutely no excuse for the aweful way the kit builds up. For experienced modellers, there is nothing that can't be overcome, but for people like me, it will take me years of building to regain the skills it requires to complete this kit and have it look half decent.

I hope you are able to finish the kit with success. Mine will likely become a test bed for experiments, never making too a finished, presentable model. Shame too, cause it can look great in the right hands. I spend more money on aftermarket kits, most of that will be wasted as well.

I will never buy another kit without first finding out what is wrong with it. As for hasegawa releasing a kit this poor, theu should be embarrassed about it.
3. April 2019, 06:14
Michael Hickey
That's a shame to see this kit is disappointing to you and others that have done reviews on it. I built my kit last year or so and enjoyed every bit of it, sorry you feel this way.

VF-11/VFA-11 Red Rippers | Project by mikestomcat (1:48)
3. April 2019, 06:37
Soeren .
I must say that Ive read a lot of reviews and also talked with some mates, who build this kit and NONE of them is saying what you are writing.

Sure it has here and there some fitting issue here and there, but nothing "horrible" like you are saying.
3. April 2019, 06:50
Nathan Dempsey
I had the opposite impression of this Hasegawa's Super Hornets. I had several kits from other manufacturers and found Hasegawa's to have LESS problems with both fit and accuracy (at least with test fitting). I'm super happy with mine.
3. April 2019, 11:48
Soeren .
Maybe he read about the A to D versions, which have some more issues?!
3. April 2019, 11:51
Nathan Dempsey
I'm also easily pleased. For the newer kits I'm happy as long as it fits together reasonably well. Accuracy concerns come and go for me. Sometimes I care and sometimes I do not (as long as it is a good attempt by the manufacturer).
3. April 2019, 12:14
Anthony D'Agostino
Hey guys, I haven't even started to build these kits yet, my negative views are based on multiple accounts of fit issues from modellers of extraordinary talent, far beyond the beginner level. This was not a one off bad review, it is multiple reviews from different sites. I hope you guys are correct, as I love the subject so much, it breaks my heart (and my bank) if these turn out to be the horror I keep reading about. And no, it is not the wrong version/kit, I can tell easily the difference between a C and the F aircraft, the intakes and sheer size make it impossible to mistake one for the other.

Here are the links to the build reviews that I am referring too, all of which are linked above, that is how I knkw about the reviews in the first place.

ipmsusa.org/reviews/Archive/.._FA18F/Hasegawa_48_FA18F.htm

https://modelingmadness.com/scott/mod/us/f18f.htm

I also came across at least one more review with the exact same issues, and apparently, once the fit issue begin, they progressively get worse because many parts go on without the aid of interlocking/alignment points, where the builder just rough estimates the location based upon matching lines. Any degree off, will certainly begin such a cascade event, leading too giant gaps later on. Plus they all mention the bottom insert of the flaps is ridiculously small for the space it is supposed to fill. How can that even be? Having a seam to fill is one thing, but if their right, and only when I begin to build the flaps will I know, that is inexcusable.

At worst, I have a kit that leaves me with very low expectations. Sadly, the kit arrived already with damage, lots of parts are broken off the sprue, which is why I have two kits. The store sent me a replacement, which also arrived damaged in the very same way. I was hoping to make one as a finished airframe, the second as the cannibalized aircraft, since that is how the navy has been coping with budget cuts, sacrificing one plane to allow others to keep flying.

Add in the aftermarket additions though, and my investment is pretty steep. I hope these will at least build ONE decent kit, as with the fit issues, I won't be starting this kit any time soon. I will work on my MH-XX series of helos to sharpen my skills with all black birds (hard to mess that up) while giving me a chance to work with both PE and resin, before I tackle these expensive kits.

Thanks for the input, I hope you guys are right, only time will tell.

Anthony Stalker6recon D'Agostino
4. April 2019, 09:14
Eric Juvyns
I also have the old C and D kits. And the fit of these is not that good. But for me the fit of the E version is very good. Als always one has to take the time (a lot of it) to do some dry-fitting and make up a build sequence very loosely based on the instructions. For me this means finetuning the fit before using any glue. Also trying to glue as many parts together (sub-assemblies) before painting. Paint can ruin the fit with most Hasegawa kits. Most of them have a very tight fit.
So IMO you just have to make up your own conclusions, don't listen to much to al those reviews and just build the kit and foremost have a lot of fun doing so.
4. April 2019, 20:03
Anthony D'Agostino
Roger that! I keep seeing reviews from online stores, all in the positive..... So my hopes for agood build are growing! Now I just need the E and G kits.
4. April 2019, 20:40
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19. May 2016, 18:23
Jens Valkeneers
Superb painting! The black colour, is it just paint or a special primer like mr surfacer 1500 form gunze?
20. June 2016, 07:06
Holger Kranich
Thats a promising start, Eric! What coloures do you use? Light seagull grey?
20. June 2016, 08:56
Bart Goesaert
nice painting so far...
20. June 2016, 09:29
Eric Juvyns
Thx.
Jens, it's black mr surfacer 1500 thinned down with mr leveler.
Holger, i used the paints indicated in the manual. H307 for the top and H308 for the bottom. Both from gunze sangyo.
22. June 2016, 15:00
Holger Kranich
Looks awesome Buddy!
22. June 2016, 15:14
John Dunbar
Oh cool!
22. June 2016, 15:23
Michael Hickey
Looking very nice.
3. April 2019, 06:40
Jos Jansen
Nice progress on the painting!
3. April 2019, 08:56
Bryn Crandell
Looking good so far. Watching!
3. April 2019, 17:01
Jani P added a new project.
1:32
In progress
1:32 F/A-18E Super Hornet (Revell 04994)1:32 F/A-18 Chaff and Flare dispensers (Eduard 32714)1:32 SJU-17/A NACES Ejection Seat (Wolfpack WP32027)3+
 
31. March 2019, 11:05
Humpty Hays added a new project.
Albums: 1 with 21 images
1:48
Completed
1:48 F/A-18E Super Hornet 'VFA-115 Eagles CAG' (Hasegawa 09916)1:48 F/A-18E interior (Eduard FE353)
 
19. February 2019, 19:48
Humpty Hays
The shading has turned out better than I expected
31. March 2019, 02:16

 

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