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F/A-18A “Blue Angels”, 1/72 Academy

These shiny acrobatic team aircraft suddenly took my attention after I finished Red Arrows Hawk. and This is my recent build, US Navy’s Blue Angels Hornet.

I brushed all with Tamiya’s acrylic blue. just because I wanted to try brushpaint before my first airbrush set arrives. First I brushed with Blue but color was too dark. and I brushed over with Clear Blue paint. this left a bit of stain but it gave more deeper and bright color. this color gives me feeling like watching deep sea and I really liked it.

I think this is something more than spraying “blue angels blue” paint all over.

and urethane spray for industrial use is still used for this. working superb still.

1/72 hornet is another fine kit of Academy’s. and this blue angels have cartograf’s decal. In the photo, every yellow parts are decal. even in wingtip, I put the decal first and painted the rest with acrylic yellow. what a quality!

My next acrobatic aircraft build may be Korean “Black Eagles”. they have really nice black and yellow color scheme.

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9 responses to F/A-18A “Blue Angels”, 1/72 Academy

  1. That’s brush painted..??!! I’m impressed..!! That turned out very nicely. WOW! 🙂

  2. Excellent results! Looks great.

  3. Impressed ! Not everyone would paint the airbrush so much, the more the words of appreciation

  4. Very neat work, I like your “dark” photography technique very much.

  5. As a brush painter myself, I’m very impressed, especially since it’s gloss finished! I like the blue tone you ended up with also. Very well done!

  6. Can`t believe it`s brush painted, excellent work.

  7. Good looking Angel Hongseob, well done.

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