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Jester

Coming winter of 2015-16!

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No pics just yet; but I'll be building a 1:48 F/A-18A for my boss who flew the Hornet as a member of VFA-87 in Desert Storm. 

Any help or tips are appreciated! It's my first Hasegawa Hornet, and my first navy build in over 10 years.

 

Aaron

 

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I'm looking forward to watching the build.  I've built a Super Bug from Hasegawa and enjoyed it.

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I built the "E" Hasegawa kit when it first appeared and I think it was one of the best engineered kits I've built. I don't know much about the "A" but I will watch your build.

 

 

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Aires cockpit arrived last night!  Flying a trip today, but work will commence by this weekend. Stay tuned!

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Here's the progress I made this weekend. I'm using the 1:48 F/A-18A cockpit by Aires. It's a little gem, but it takes considerable adjustment and sanding to fit correctly. The effort is worth it.

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Also, modification must be done to the kit parts as well. The instrument coaming was removed, and the top of the nose landing gear bay was thinned just a little. 
 
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It all fits well once the pieces are sanded and wedged in.  There really isn't a step there, I just don't have the pieces secured enough with the tape for the photo. 
 
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Ejection seat is next. Thanks!
 
Aaron
 
 

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Looking good. Fitting those risin pit can really suck. 

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Yeah it's a big job. But it should look great when I finally finish. I haven't had as much time as I've been wanting to work on this. January will be slow as I'll be traveling a lot for work. 

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Ugh

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