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RAAF F/A-18E ARDU and F/A-18F Sundowner
« on: November 16, 2021, 01:57:30 pm »
The F/A-18E ARDU colour scheme was inspired by the real world F-111 ARDU. the white belly with orange markings and stencils is a refreshing sight in the sea of grey jets.







The U.S Navy Sundowner squadron is one of my favourite. I'd imagine how it would look like if it hadn't been disbanded. The vertical tail decals were adapted from the similar scale F-14 decal.









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Re: RAAF F/A-18E ARDU and F/A-18F Sundowner
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2021, 02:06:04 pm »
Beautiful!   Love seeing a “gray jet” in something other than gray.
So I got that going for me...which is nice....

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Re: RAAF F/A-18E ARDU and F/A-18F Sundowner
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2021, 04:58:10 pm »
Two exceptionally nice builds! :thumbsup:
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Re: RAAF F/A-18E ARDU and F/A-18F Sundowner
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2021, 05:36:32 pm »
I LOVE the ARDU one, that looks fanta-stic!

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Re: RAAF F/A-18E ARDU and F/A-18F Sundowner
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2021, 01:15:14 am »
Great work  :thumbsup:

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Re: RAAF F/A-18E ARDU and F/A-18F Sundowner
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2021, 01:25:19 am »
The ARDU Hornet is pretty.  :thumbsup:

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Re: RAAF F/A-18E ARDU and F/A-18F Sundowner
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2021, 02:39:13 am »
Anyone done a jet Hornet in WW2 USN three blues?
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Re: RAAF F/A-18E ARDU and F/A-18F Sundowner
« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2021, 03:03:24 am »

Anyone done a jet Hornet in WW2 USN three blues?


Yeah, that WOULD look good!  :thumbsup:

One of THE best schemes ever to my eyes, I even painted our dining room in that scheme in the first house I ever owned.  ;D
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Re: RAAF F/A-18E ARDU and F/A-18F Sundowner
« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2021, 03:05:23 am »
 :rolleyes:



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Re: RAAF F/A-18E ARDU and F/A-18F Sundowner
« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2021, 03:08:59 am »
Hmmm, not quite.

The colours don't fade into each other like the Hellcats and Corsairs did.

And my dining room too...........  ;D
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Re: RAAF F/A-18E ARDU and F/A-18F Sundowner
« Reply #10 on: November 17, 2021, 03:30:29 am »
:rolleyes:





Yup, that comes into my mind as well  ;D

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Re: RAAF F/A-18E ARDU and F/A-18F Sundowner
« Reply #11 on: November 18, 2021, 02:33:13 am »
First one is better than the second but it really needs oil leaks and exhaust stains.

Could be worse.  Could be like this which is either really wrong or someone has adjusted the picture WAY too much.

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Re: RAAF F/A-18E ARDU and F/A-18F Sundowner
« Reply #12 on: November 18, 2021, 10:35:07 am »
And the fins on both of them are just plain wrong!
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Re: RAAF F/A-18E ARDU and F/A-18F Sundowner
« Reply #13 on: November 18, 2021, 10:48:40 am »
First one is better than the second but it really needs oil leaks and exhaust stains.

Could be worse.  Could be like this which is either really wrong or someone has adjusted the picture WAY too much.


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