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Eric Salazar
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1/48 Hasegawa F/A-18A VFC-12 Fighting Omars

April 21, 2020 · in Aviation · · 22 · 3.1K

Hello everyone,
This is my 1/48 F/A-18A in “ambush” splinter scheme. Gunze Mr. Hobby paints and flat clear with MLT used. Gloss coat is with future. Lastly, decals are from Furball Aero-Design decals. Oh and lots of Tamiya tape too. Lol.

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  1. Holy mackinoly...that is freakin awesome

  2. Great build Eric. And a fantastic scheme!
    All the best!

  3. Just Stunning - congratulations on a stand out build!

  4. Hello Eric,
    Regards, Derek.

  5. Great paint job in this one, how many rolls of Tamiya tape you used?

  6. Beautifully job Eric @speedlimit4444, well done!

  7. Thanks everyone. Glad you guys like it.

  8. Excellent job on the splinter camo!

  9. Beautiful, congrats

  10. Fookin' awesome paint job! What a fantastic result!

  11. That's an amazing build mate, really impressive!
    I know what a splinter camo entails, a lot of hard work has went into this one, but the end result is fantastic and worth it!
    Just had a look at your other posts, all amazing as well. I see you like your Hornets!
    I've got the latest Eduard F-18 in the stash and it looks like a great kit.

    • Richard,
      The moment I saw some pictures of adversary hornets I got hooked! I just have to model them. The Eduard super hornet should be an amazing model to build.

      • What’s the story behind the Russian markings on the jets?

        • The role of adversary jets are to mimic russian jets for simulated air combat. Hence the russian markings and paint scheme worn by russian jets.

          • I see... I'm really tempted to build my hornet in Russian camo now, I've got plenty spare Russian decals. But I also really liked the plain grey Tomcatters squadron markings I've got in the box.
            Could always build two hornets I suppose.
            Anyway mate, this is one of the best models I've seen posted on iModeler! Personal taste of course! But a memorable build for me. Outstanding modelling!

  12. Richard thank you very much for the compliment. The build really was both enjoyable and a struggle at times. But overall I am really happy how it turned out. Good luck on your future build.

  13. Great job sir! I like it a lot!

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