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Lloyd King
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1/48 Hasegawa F-18F

December 17, 2015 · in Aviation · · 15 · 2.1K

Finished this one last year, I added a lot of resin bits to it and the decals are from Syhart Decals.

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  1. That's simply a beautiful masking/paint job right there. must be quite insane now, sir.

    • those are actually decals, there are 389 decals on the exterior of this build, it took me longer to decal it than to build it

      • Holy [censored], Mr. I don't know which would be the more tedious - painting or decaling! I suppose if I had a choice, as it were, I'd opt for the decals. I'm not surprised it took longer than the assembly. I'm one of the few modelers that actually ENJOY applying decals, but I don't know about THAT. It certainly turned out spectacularly, though. I'd love to have it in MY collection. Again...very nice piece, Lloyd.

  2. Nice, Lloyd. I've seen a few of these now at shows, both in 1/72 and 1/48. The digital scheme makes a nice change from low-viz.

  3. Looks very nice! I bought a Czech splinter camo set for a 1/72 MiG-21 that I want to get to soon. For some schemes, decals are just the way to go, IF you take care to get them on right. Looks like you got stellar results - congratulations!

  4. The decal session(s) to end all! Definitely an "eye catcher."

  5. Wow, this sure is an achievement in decalling. Welcome onboard at iModeler.

  6. Top marks sir, a fine decalling job if I ever seen one.
    It would of driven me insane (though that doesn`t take much nowadays)

  7. Good god did you have to see an optometrist after doing all those decals? My eyes are still crossed after looking at all that detail. Nice job

  8. Great job, a masterclass in decalling

  9. That's awesome Lloyd! I love the digital camo.

  10. Damn...

     You are either a masochist or insane! Absolutely stunning work! How many hours in this thing? Just curious. She looks beautiful!
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