1/48 Hasegawa F/A-18D Hornet

Gallery Article by Creighton Henthorn Jr


Here is my Hasegawa’s 1/48 scale F/A-18D Hornet. It won second place in the Aircraft Jet-Fighter/Recon 1/48 category at the South Carolina Modeler’s Association Charleston Model Contest. 


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The kit was pretty much built straight out of the box. 

The only thing used that didn’t come with the kit minus the weapons was the photo-etched mirrors from a Monogram A-18 High Tech kit. The weapons of coarse are from the various Hasegawa weapons kits. She is armed with AGM-84E SLAM’s and AGM-62 Walleye’s. 

The decals are from Aeromasters Stinging Hornets part 6. 

The kit was painted using Model Master paint and weathered with an enamel wash. 

I hope you enjoy the article.  

Creighton Henthorn Jr

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Photos and text © by Creighton Henthorn Jr