Jump to content

Academy 1/32 F/A-18C Hornet - Fist of the fleet


Recommended Posts

Hi everybody. Here are some images of the big F/A-18C from Academy. Now that it's done, he can go join his other friends in the display.


This Hornet represents a major project that requires perseverance but which, once completed, does full justice to the real Hornet.
Released in 2003, the Academy kit is very pleasant to work with and has not taken a single wrinkle!

 

For its realization, I got the following accessories:
Decal sheet: https://www.largescaleplanes.com/reviews/review.php?rid=435 (discontinued)
Aires cockpit set: https://www.aires.cz/.../f-a-18c-hornet-cockpit-set/5-710/
Aires Exhaust: https://www.aires.cz/.../f-a-18c-hornet-exhaust.../26-1434/

 

By the way, I did not use the Aires exhausts because they were undersized and not exact in terms of shape. It lacks the characteristic curve… I instead turned to my friend Fancherello models & photos who made superb nozzles which are frankly a marvel. .stl files for 3D printing are available for free here: https://cults3d.com/en/users/Fancherello/creations
That concludes this chapter...


Hope you like it,
Rene
www.joycraft.ca

 

DSC_0928+DSC_0932.png

 

DSC_0939.png

 

DSC_0940.png

 

DSC_0945.png

 

DSC_0946.png

 

DSC_0947.png

 

DSC_0948.png

 

DSC_0949.png

 

DSC_0952.png

 

DSC_0953.png

 

DSC_0994.png

 

DSC_0997.png

 

DSC_1001.png

 

DSC_1002.png

 

DSC_1029.png

 

DSC_1035.png

 

DSC_1045.png

 

DSC_1055.png

 

DSC_1057.png

 

DSC_1058.png

 

DSC_1059.png

 

DSC_1060.png

 

DSC_1061.png

 

DSC_1062.png

 

DSC_1063.png

 

DSC_1064.png

 

DSC_1067.png

 

DSC_1068.png

 

DSC_1068.png

 

DSC_1069.png

 

DSC_1070.png

 

DSC_1071.png

 

DSC_1074.png

 

DSC_1076.png

 

DSC_1079.png

 

DSC_1080.png

 

DSC_1081.png

 

DSC_1082.png

 

DSC_1083.png

 

DSC_1084.png

 

DSC_1089.png

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
×
×
  • Create New...