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Wayne Melville
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1/48 F-18F RAAF operation Okra

March 19, 2019 · in Aviation · · 10 ≡

Hello all I would like to share some pics (which I hope do justice to the real thing ) of A44-210 in scale as it was during Operation Okra. Some of the additions to this model are eduard photo etch cockpit, modified Aries exhaust, aero bonus bang seats with modified pilots, brassin aim-9x aim-120b and gbu-38s, attack squadron gbu-54s, Ronin graphics 1 sqn 100 years decals, Wolfpack atflir and mount and custom pilot name decals ( that I may redo in dark gray instead of black), I also cut the hinges and modified the flaps to take off position instead of full down.

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  1. Nicely done Wayne great work - with subtle weathering. Great to see an Aussie Hornet too!
    Which kit did you use?
    Keep up the great work!

  2. Nice lookin' job, my friend...don't often see an F model built (which kit is it?) - I like it a lot. Welcome to iModeler as well. You do good work.

  3. Magnificent build. Just perfect.

  4. Very nice - love the subtle tonal variation you achieved! Well done.

  5. Hello all thanks for the nice comments. The kit used for this model is the hasegawa vx23 salty dogs release 07450

  6. Superb Super Hornet!

  7. Hello Wayne,
    Super spending, but for that money a Super Hornet.
    Looks great. Especially the pylons and their stores. It shows the offensive
    power of this plane in good view.
    Regards, Dirk

  8. Bravo my friend?

  9. Nice build! Eduard are releasing a limited edition kit of the Super Hornet this year, I’m looking forward to that one!

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