F-18 models in 1/32 scale :
Hasegawa and Academy
|F-18 modelling report|
All paintwork was done with the airbrush.
Hornets usually have the standard US Navy grey schemes with Fed.Std FS36320 for upper surfaces (Humbrol 128 was used) and lower surfaces FS 36375 (Humbrol 127) was used.
The particular colours for the squadrons were also added, such as the black vertical tails.
The Academy kit was further finished. The various details can be seen on these pages
The model was "overall" finished with
semi matt finish varnish of Johnson Clear mixed with 20% Tamiya Matting
"agent" called flat base.
the small aux panel for the gun
More details of the cockpit section, with canopy left off...
Final steps are adding the remaining "stores", missiles and so on. But the model is 95% completed.....
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Created this page May 15, 2004