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September 17, 2016 in Aviation

Dear Modelers,
here I want to present you my F/A-18A Hornet from Hobby Boss. I added some goodies from the Aires-Set, but not all of it. Hope you like it!
Cheers, Christian

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20 responses to F/A-18A HORNET VMFA-451 „DIRTY DAN“ (HOBBY BOSS, AIRES, 1:48)

  1. Subtle finishes as always, Christian. Very nice.

  2. Finished and photographed up to your usual set of standards, Christian. Great job!.

  3. Great job , very authentic finish.

  4. Nice job! Very striking, in a lo-viz kind of way….!!! Like it.

  5. Lovely job Christian, one of the planes I will have to have a go at one day.

  6. Fantastic build again mate! One question if you don’t mind, why do you leave the missiles and bombs off your builds?

  7. Very nicely done and not over weathered. Having spent a great deal of time around FA-18s when I worked on the Flight Deck I can say you nailed the weathering! Great job!

  8. Thank you very much for your kind comments gents! The kit was fantastic to build, only a few fitting-problems with the aires-set.
    Glad that you like it!

  9. I love the way you give life to surfaces.

  10. Christian, I really like what you do to panel lines.You pop out the detail with out making it look it was parked down at the dump. Nice, restrained look.

  11. 🙂 … Greetings … 🙂 :
    Christian, you have just made a very eye catching Hornet. The model itself is very clean and the weathering is so well done, it is not overly done. And at last, the panels are not out done with the usual dark shading ( my personal opinion ). Nice modeling, thank you for sharing the photos.

  12. Lovely build – I also like the way your shading techniques nicely disrupt that single-color schemes – very realistic feeling to look at.

    Like you in some respects, I like the look of an aircraft doing what it was designed to do – slice through the air – which is why I build mine wheels up in flight, although this means less opportunity for detailing (cockpits, wheel bays, open panels, etc.). I kind of make up for this loss of opportunity by usually hanging ordinance.

    The different motivations we all have for approaching builds makes for a diverse hobby!

  13. Thank you very much again for your compliments!

  14. You’ve managed to make grey look interesting! Great work yet again.

  15. Thank you George! I try to get it “alive” 😉

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