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Offline Paulie

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F/A-18 C Swiss TigerMeet 1/48 Revell - 23 pics ;)
« on: September 11, 2014, 08:33:31 am »
Hi there all whiffers.  :rolleyes:

Im back after a long long time, but im here at last  ;D
I have finished university, found a job, moved to another city, lost my notebook with all my passwords and work drafts, found myself a place i call home.

More than a year has passed since my last scale model project.. i was missing it so much, missing the fumes on the colors and glue :D the raving carpet monster, the fitting and sanding and the community... all the stuff well known to a fellow modeller.

So i said, f*ck it, lets do it again. I went online and bought new kits.

The Kit:

Revell 1/48 - F/A-18 C/D Swiss airforce kit is cheap, nut awfull, mouldings are made by chinese factory with decent occurence of "flesh" and injector marks, lots of cutting, bending, puttying, sanding and reshaping needed. The decals are thin as a hair, so be careful when applying.

Apart from that, the kit is fun and easy to build and looks kinda close to a real thing  ;)

The Build

I went for Swiss Airforce Tigermeet - Panther squadron
weapons are in construction :D

Decals:
Hobby Boss 1/72 Rafale tigermeet
Revell 1/72 ECR Tornado
Revell 1/72 F-16Mlu Tigermeet

Colors
Revell synthetic black matte, earth dust with clear matte overcoat sealing all the decals and markers

As always im open to any critique and helpful coments :)













































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Re: F/A-18 C Swiss TigerMeet 1/48 Revell - 23 pics ;)
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2014, 08:36:04 am »
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Re: F/A-18 C Swiss TigerMeet 1/48 Revell - 23 pics ;)
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2014, 08:58:45 am »
Now that really works! I like the idea of using multiple 1:72 kit markings to do one larger model. :thumbsup:
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Re: F/A-18 C Swiss TigerMeet 1/48 Revell - 23 pics ;)
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2014, 03:04:49 pm »
That's looking pretty good
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Re: F/A-18 C Swiss TigerMeet 1/48 Revell - 23 pics ;)
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2014, 03:34:30 pm »
Very, very nice!  :thumbsup:
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Re: F/A-18 C Swiss TigerMeet 1/48 Revell - 23 pics ;)
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2014, 03:56:38 pm »
Very nice ! Looks pretty good in those colours....you don't often see Hornets dressed up eh ?

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Re: F/A-18 C Swiss TigerMeet 1/48 Revell - 23 pics ;)
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2014, 07:02:57 am »
Wellcome back and yes she does look good  :thumbsup:
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Re: F/A-18 C Swiss TigerMeet 1/48 Revell - 23 pics ;)
« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2014, 02:46:19 pm »
That sure is a different and good looking hornet! :thumbsup:
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Re: F/A-18 C Swiss TigerMeet 1/48 Revell - 23 pics ;)
« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2014, 08:18:03 pm »
Welcome back and nice come back project. Looking forward to seeing additional details.
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Re: F/A-18 C Swiss TigerMeet 1/48 Revell - 23 pics ;)
« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2014, 05:46:19 am »
Thank you very much :)

Ive always wanted to build a 1/48 Hornet and yes, the F-18 are notorious with their grey colors, but there is option to shiny them up with bright color schemes ;)

Im glad to be back.
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