I decided to do something a little different from the usual grey pant scheme. One is an Aggressor scheme used in training exercises, the other is the digital camo scheme applied to the aircraft commemorating the 100th year or US Naval aviation. The digital camo scheme took several hours to do and I’ve only done the top side so far, the bottom should be done the same way … but honestly after doing the top I’m not sure I want to do it again.
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I just got my F-18s today and I’m putting together the first one right now.
This is a really nice model and I’m totally stoked to add it to my collection.
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Like any model though, it’s not perfect. There is one issue that caught my attention right away and it’s the fitting of the right wing. There is an angled portion near the leading edge that makes contact with the fuselage a bit early, therefore not allowing the wing to properly be fitted without leaving a gap between the fuselage and the wing root. This is very easily fixed with a bit of sanding or filing on that angled area as shown below.
They have just arrived, can’t wait to get started on them.
As someone that’s building his collection around the desert wars I really don’t have much need for the Tomcats but it’s a beautiful machine and I’ll be happy to add it to my collection.