1/48 Testors FA-18 Strike Fighter (CF-18A)
Canada's 441 Squadron's Hornet Special for the 50th anniversary of D-Day, complete with invasion stripes and "JE-J" codes for Johnny Johnson, who commanded 126 Wing.
And there were those who said, "invasion stripes on a jet? no way ! " Well, here it is. After completeing a couple Monogram F-18's, I was staring at a 1/48 Testors model, of questionable quality. Not being one to disgard a model for no reason apparent to me, I felt I needed something out of the ordinary. I spotted a photo of this in an old World Air Power, and it looked like an eye catching scheme. The Testors kit was a relatively simple and enjoyable build. Sitting next to the Monograms, you can notice subtle differences, but to me, they all look like F-18's. It's interesting to hear the comments whenever I set it out on display.
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