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F/A – 18E Super Hornet Hasegawa 1/72

April 27, 2013 in Aviation

The F/A-18E Super Hornet was developed from the F/A-18 Hornet. To extend the aircraft range, the interior fuel tank was enlarged which requiered an 86cm lenghteniing in the overall fuselage. The resulting increase in the aircraft lenght and weight requiered a more powerful engine. Also the wings were lengthened and surface area enlarge in order to increase lift.

This is a great little 1/72 Kit by Hasegawa with their usual nice fit and detail.

It was my first attempt to do an “in flight” aircraft for which I’ve used a great tutorial by Australian modeller Gary Wickham that you can check here and then go to references. (and I definitely recommend to check the rest of his work which is one of the best I’ve seen online)

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8 responses to F/A – 18E Super Hornet Hasegawa 1/72

  1. Nice detail work, Jorge (especially for that scale) – love the display base, too

  2. Lovely work on the Super Bug, Jorge! Great display, too!

  3. It is hard to make a grey aircraft interesting: you have managed to do it!


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