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Andrew Frill
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Trumpeter 1/32 EA-18G Growler VAQ-141 Shadowhawks

May 17, 2017 · in Aviation · · 12 · 6.2K

just finished the 32 scale kit. I had to use the Steel Beach resin update that has all the fuselage humps and bumps of the Growler, as Trumpeter only gives you the wing tip ALQ-218 pods and the under wing ALQ-99 pods and calls it a Growler. Trumpeter does supply you with the correct ACS rear instrument panel. Finished OOB with the only exception being the update set and resin seats. Finished in Model Master enamels and a water color wash. Kit decals were used for VAQ-141 Shadowhawks.


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12 responses

  1. Nice...I love it.

  2. Andrew - you've done yourself proud. This is a beautiful model of an interesting variation of the FA-18 Super Hornet series of aircraft.

  3. Very nice Andrew! Good weathering - hard to make solid grey aircraft look appealing but you did a great job.

  4. I LIKE well done,must take some space up on the shelf.

  5. Excellent work. Is there anything that they won't adapt the F-18 airframe to do?

  6. Beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeautiful Hornet Andrew !

    The slight variations in color and other attention to details really make this one stand out. You nailed it buddy... Two thumbs up ! I really like this one.

  7. Lovely work, Andrew, I can only agree with comments above.

  8. Neat work, impressive. Thank you for sharing !

  9. Thanks everyone for the compliments. I actually don't have it anymore, it was a commission build for a buddy of mine who I used to fly with. Glad it is done and off the bench. Yes, it did take up some space as it is pretty big when done.


  10. Wow what a whopper - a very pretty jet.

  11. Hello Andrew,
    Massive model. Excellent construction and weathering.
    The F18 will have to soldier on for a long time to come.
    Regards, Dirk / The Netherlands.

  12. Nice build Andrew! Very well executed.

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