by Sean Lomas
3 Sqn RAAF, Williamtown, 1991
Hasegawa's 1/48 scale CF-18 Hornet is available online from
This project was done as a present for my father in
law and from the start has been a dream to do.
The kit is the Hasegawa 1/48 CF-188A.
I used the truly amazing 'Aussie Decals' set to
create an Australian F/A-18A of No.3 Squadron, which is based at
Williamtown (just up the road from my Father in Law). The plane
commemorates the 75th anniversary of the Squadron in 1991, so the
subject is a little old but it still makes for a colourful model.
No extra details sets were needed for this kit. All
upgrades where acheived with fuse wire and bits of old photo etch that I
had lying around. The straps on the headrest of the ejector seat are
actually Dodge Beep 1/35th scale straps for the doorwells!
The kit went together with just a few areas
requiring filling and sanding but, looked at within the whole
construction process, that just made it more fun.
The model was painted in Tamiya colours mixed for
the project. This caused a couple of problems as the underside lighter
grey should be lighter (a lot lighter).
Putting this aside I had great fun making this kit,
which is after all what it's all about.
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2003 by Sean Lomas
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