F-18GB "HoserHornet" PT2

F-18GB "HoserHornet" PT2

Joined: March 17th, 2005, 8:05 am

January 19th, 2011, 11:01 pm #1

Initial paint in cockpit. Going to need to update area around HUD

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Need more bits to make office busier.Need to replace Revell's seat. Looks like a seat seen in a simulator. Zero detail in the back

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Seams are going to be a joy to deal with. I foresee fancy intake covers with CAF squadron badges

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Filling,sanding,filling,sanding,drinking,sanding

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Cheers

AP
Last edited by ADRIANOPANETTA on January 20th, 2011, 1:59 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Joined: February 27th, 2005, 2:45 pm

January 20th, 2011, 1:14 am #2

Looks good Adriano. What white paint did you use? It looks nice and opaque.

Todd Enlund

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Joined: March 17th, 2005, 8:05 am

January 20th, 2011, 2:00 am #3

Thanks Todd. The white is trusty Floquil Reefer White. Great stuff.
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Joined: August 18th, 2009, 5:22 pm

January 20th, 2011, 7:34 pm #4

Initial paint in cockpit. Going to need to update area around HUD

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Need more bits to make office busier.Need to replace Revell's seat. Looks like a seat seen in a simulator. Zero detail in the back

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Seams are going to be a joy to deal with. I foresee fancy intake covers with CAF squadron badges

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Filling,sanding,filling,sanding,drinking,sanding

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Cheers

AP
but those are some ugly gaps you have to deal with. Any plans how to deal with it ?

Lothar
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Joined: March 17th, 2005, 8:05 am

January 20th, 2011, 11:42 pm #5

make these bottom ones look like a breeze. These seams can be pushed together a bit more. They are rough, but not as bad as they look in the pics.

The problem with the intakes is that, in pushing down the intake in order to avoid a step at the bottom, the inside of the intake kicks out and away from the fuselage. Sanding away a bit of plastic on some mating surfaces helps a bit.

The seam near the wheel well is a bit simpler. Some shims may be in order though.

Lastly, I'm going to use Dymo to protect any surface detail when filling and sanding, I'd like to avoid replacing surface detail.

Cheers

AP
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Joined: January 3rd, 2010, 9:51 pm

January 21st, 2011, 8:36 pm #6

Initial paint in cockpit. Going to need to update area around HUD

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Need more bits to make office busier.Need to replace Revell's seat. Looks like a seat seen in a simulator. Zero detail in the back

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Seams are going to be a joy to deal with. I foresee fancy intake covers with CAF squadron badges

[/IMG]
Filling,sanding,filling,sanding,drinking,sanding

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Cheers

AP
Dermot
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Joined: March 17th, 2005, 8:05 am

January 22nd, 2011, 12:36 am #7

Thanks Dermot!
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Joined: March 1st, 2005, 6:52 pm

January 22nd, 2011, 3:06 am #8

Initial paint in cockpit. Going to need to update area around HUD

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Need more bits to make office busier.Need to replace Revell's seat. Looks like a seat seen in a simulator. Zero detail in the back

[/IMG]

Seams are going to be a joy to deal with. I foresee fancy intake covers with CAF squadron badges

[/IMG]
Filling,sanding,filling,sanding,drinking,sanding

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Cheers

AP
Good start to the office the kit detail is very acceptable but a resin seat does
indeed punch it up a tad. As nice as the Hasegawa kits are they all have, regardless
of the model or scale, issues with the fuselage/intake areas. Between that and
the poor conforming/fit of the forward u/c doors the Hasegawa legendary fit takes
a serious punch to its head!

I like you inspirational poster!




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