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Hasegawa 1/72 Boeing EA-18G Growler


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Morning all,

Latest off the bench is this Growler. Originally intended for an F/A-18 group build elsewhere, I ran out of steam long before the deadline, but am happy to finally get it over the line. It's the Hasegawa kit with a load of extras thrown at it: Eduard zoom set in the cockpit, Pavla seats, Wolfpack wings for the drooped flaps and Twobobs decals for the VAQ-209 markings. I had hoped to go with the Darth Vader CAG jet, but annoyingly the decals were out of register for that scheme, so I opted for a low viz line jet instead. At least Vader is still present on the fins... Painted using Mr Color with Hataka Orange Line and Alcad for the details. From searching through images of these jets, they're kept pretty clean compared to other Super Hornets, so I kept the weathering fairly light, but wanted to add some shading and fading to the paintwork for interest. Some images I found showed these jets carrying dirty fuel tanks, so I weathered these up a bit more using a new technique that I've far from mastered.... Hataka Flat varnish to finish

52105074780_98a353ddf4_o.jpgHasegawa 1/72 Boeing EA-18G Growler by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

52104563386_ac4c92209c_o.jpgHasegawa 1/72 Boeing EA-18G Growler by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

52103538662_8487149711_o.jpgHasegawa 1/72 Boeing EA-18G Growler by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

52105074750_81af081c63_o.jpgHasegawa 1/72 Boeing EA-18G Growler by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

52104818639_570e6e38f8_o.jpgHasegawa 1/72 Boeing EA-18G Growler by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr

Thanks for looking, comments welcomed as always

Cheers,

Shaun

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