1/32 Academy F/A-18A

Gallery Article by Paolo Yuen on Oct 5 2018



1/32 Academy 's F/A-18A, I built this model mostly straight out of the box and fitted it with Eduard photo etch set.  It was mainly used on the cockpit panel!  The air intake do not fit well to the fuselage and require lots of putty work. I used some copper wire to detailed up the wheel bay and air brake area.

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I apply heavy weathering to my models, I used some salt as a mask to make the paint look like take off, and used dark grey for the panel first, and then spray FS36375 & FS36320.  The walkway also was hand painted, when finished wash & clean the salt.

Decals are aftermarket product. Models had join Hong Kong open scale models show and won the 3rd prize!

Paolo Yuen

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Photos and text by Paolo Yuen