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Eric Salazar
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1/48 Hasegawa F/A-18C VFA-192 Golden Dragons

September 15, 2017 · in Aviation · · 30 · 3.9K

I have another build right here. This time its The World Famous Golden Dragons VFA-192. I have the F/A-18C painted with gunze acrylics with Alclad for exhaust. Decals were from Twobobs and hasegawa kit cartograf decals. Eduard pe for some cockpit items. MER from eduard resin.

Please let me know what you think.


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30 responses

  1. Must be the stealth version...they're invisible. πŸ™‚

  2. does not appear although i already uploaded it.

  3. They became "World Famous" when The Bridges At Toko-ri came out, since it happened when the film crew came out to the Oriskany in Japan for on-location shooting, VF-192 was the Panther squadron aboard. VF-5, which did all the flying scenes down in San Diego had to paint their airplanes in VF-192 markings (which they really really hated doing).

    • After making some new forward numbers off of a Cougar sheet from Furball to replace the ones I botched, my Toko-Ri Panther is almost done. Really liking the colors on the Hornet. The full color U.S. insignia also much better than the standard drab grey. The only thing that would make this look better is to be on the two tone grey/white camo in these colors but I think the Hornet might be too new to have ever been painted that way. Excellent job on this!

  4. Photobucket is really unforgiving. Can't even get my photos anymore. sorry about that.

  5. Another fine Hornet! Nice to their showbird

  6. Eric, I have to admit I'm more attracted to the standard combat scheme's, but this is nice, and I mean really nice. A very well done model deserves recognition and this qualifies. Well done !

  7. I like it a lot Eric, especially the airbrake!

  8. Hi,
    It is a colorful Hornet. Exellent !


  9. Superb Hornet Eric.

  10. You asked us to say what we thought, I think it's great! The colour scheme really suits it. Re uploading your pictures, keep it simple, just upload them off your computer straight onto iModeler, it's so easy even I can do it!

  11. Thanks guys. Appreciate all the feedback and the suggestion. I gave Imgur a try since saving all the pictures of my build and future project builds will eat too much storage space.

  12. Well, put me in the "I really like this paint scheme" crowd!

    Outstanding work, Eric! I noticed that you're kind of new here. Welcome! With submissions like this Hornet & the VFA-151 Hornet you already posted, you'll fit right in! (I determined all this when I visited your page to send a friend request. LoL!)

  13. πŸ™‚ ... Greetings ... πŸ™‚ :
    Very nice work Eric ... the wreathing is so well done, thanks for sharing the images.

  14. Fantatic work, very well done, a masterpiece!

  15. Very nice! Excellent scheme, and the finishing work really makes it stand out.

  16. Nice build and an interesting livery. Great detail and a great finish!

  17. Hello Eric,
    You did an outstanding job painting this aircraft. Let me introduce myself, my name is Robert (formally know as Wingnut) and I was the supervisor for VFA-192 corrosion control. I can honestly say you did us proud and I would support your efforts any way I could. The color scheme is spot-on. Awesome!

  18. Robert,
    Coming from someone who knows this jet I am humbled by your kind words. Thank you very much.

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