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Eric Salazar
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1/48 Hasegawa F/A-18B VMFAT-101 Sharpshooters

February 24, 2022 · in Aviation · 16 · 1.3K

This is my 1/48 Hasegawa F/A-18B VMFAT-101 Sharpshooters. Painted with Gunze/Tamiya acrylics. Decals (Twobobs) were used as template and painted all markings except slime lights and stensils. Ejection seats from Blackbox resin, Eduard pe for canopy, aim-9M from AMK Ordnance and Acmi pod from Bandit Resin Factory. I enjoyed building this and hope to build another hornet on my next project.

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  1. Fantastic work, Eric @speedlimit4444
    The camouflage is indeed looking great on this Hornet.

  2. Most excellent job on what seems to me an unusual pattern on a Hornet.

  3. Amazing result, Eric!
    Well done!

  4. Getting that intricate splinter surely was a challenge, quite a chore! The result is very impressive, thumbs up!

  5. Stunningly impressive! I admire your precise and yet so soulful, lifelike design. One of the best models I have ever seen, and perfectly photographed!

  6. Thank you everyone! Glad you guys like it.

  7. Beautiful! Having just finished laying out an aggressor scheme on a Japanese F-15, I know it takes some time and focus! Excellent work.

  8. That’s stunning mate, really cool scheme!

  9. Greg & Richard thank you!

  10. That is an awesome F-18, Eric! Love the camouflage paint! I'm in the middle of a 1/48 F-18E from Meng, and really enjoying the build. What is the tarmac material, where did you source that from?

    • Thanks Joe. The tarmac is actually just a piece of A4 white paper that I used to print a copy of a tarmac years ago. I was suppose to mount it in a wood but I just use it just the same.

  11. Exceptionally well done Eric! That's a great looking Hornet! ?

  12. ...Damn Just damn! Am I allowed to say that here? Absolutely killer!

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