the latest and greatest from my work bench. Trumpeter 1/32 F/A-18E model Super
The kit came with the avionics bay and refueling probe details molded already.
For the exhaust I used some of that news wax from AK interactive (gun metal I think??) and then just used Tamiya clears over the metal to hone in a gold tint. Mixing red and green until I found a good tone.
I use very little of the high dollar washes, powders and all that other stuff that overwhelms people in the hobby. I'm a big fan of getting creative with the airbrush and good old cheap oil paints to do some of the more intricate work and effects that you see here. Just be willing to try new things. If they don't work out, it's almost never impossible to fix what you don't like and start over.
Photos and text © by Nick Williamson