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Academy's 1/32 scale
F/A-18C Hornet

by Andrew Judson


F/A-18C Hornet

images by Brett Green

Academy's 1/32 scale F/A-18C Hornet is available online from Squadron




Here is the reason that it has been a while since my last review.

It is Academy's 1/32 scale F/A-18C Hornet, and the kit is huge!

This Hornet is my first attempt at a modern jet, let alone a 1/32 scale jet. Oh boy, did I drop myself in the deep end!



Academy's 1/32 scale F/A-18C has a lot of parts but construction did not really present many challenges and, overall, I enjoyed building the kit. However, I did think that the engineering breakdown was overly complicated with too many parts in places





Painting and Markings


The model was painted in a low-visibility scheme with Gunze acrylics using the Testor Aztek A470 airbrush.

Kit decals were used, representing a Hornet of CVW-5, USS Kitthawk, BuNo 164905, VFA-192 "World Famous Dragons" 2001.



I really enjoyed building this kit and will be building a Tornado in the same scale, but I think I will wait a while before tackling it.

Big and daunting, but definitely recommended.



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Model and Text Copyright 2004 by Andrew Judson
Images Copyright 2004 by Brett Green
Page Created 21 April, 2004
Last Updated 21 April, 2004

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