1/72 Hasegawa F/A-18F Super Hornet

Gallery Article by Brent Leidig on Jan 25 2011


This is Hasegawa 1/72 Super Hornet.  I built the kit OOB except the pilots.  The pilots are from the spares box.  I decided to do the digital camouflage for fun.  I used model master paints and used the colors that are used on the NSAWC aircraft.  I also did the bottom of the aircraft.  It took about 4-5 days to paint and mask. It's not really as hard as it looks, it just takes some patience and a little imagination.

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The kit went together with no issues.  If I do another I will fix the intakes, they are shallow and do not look realistic.  

The decals are from Fighter Town and worked perfectly. I only used a few decals from the Fighter Town sheet and the kit decals.

Brent Leidig

Photos and text by Brent Leidig