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1/72 Academy F/A-18E VFA-143

This is the 1/72 Academy F/A-18E Superhornet depicting the CAG Aircraft of VFA-143 “The World Famous Pukin Dogs” from 2008. The model was built completely OOB using the kit decals which were excellent. Painted with MRP paints (Gunze Mr Color for the tail and weathered with oils. The kit was very nice and does provide full intake trunking which I though was nice.

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11 responses to 1/72 Academy F/A-18E VFA-143

  1. That’s a beauty, Geoff…a pleasant surprise to once again see some of your work – we’ve missed ya, pal.

  2. Hello Geoffrey,
    Nice build, the blue fins makes it complete.
    Interesting to note on the underside, how sturdy the landing gear is.
    Regards, Dirk / The Netherlands.

  3. Great looking Hornet!

  4. Excellent! The finish work to get some nice variation to the mono-grey scheme is beautiful.

  5. Very neat little build! Spot on.

  6. It looks real. It doesn’t get any better than that!

    Outstanding job, Geoffrey!

  7. Looks good Geoffrey, well done.

  8. Weathering looks v convincing.

  9. Great looking jet, Geoffrey, I like it very much.

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