1/144 Revell F/A-18 E Super Hornet

Gallery Article by Miron Melzer on Dec 30 2013



This Revell F/A-18 E Super Hornet in 1/144 was supposed to be a quick ‘in between’ build. Eventually, it turned out to be quite a project – but it was fun and well worth it!  The kit is very nice, parts fit is great, nice recessed panel lines, a nice decal sheet, and a variety of armament options. 

Since I didn’t have any after-market plans for the kit, it was built OOB.


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Vallejo (Model Air): 36375, 36320, tails were painted Black. Tires in NATO Black (XF69), Weapons: Olive Drab (H78) and Landing gear in White.

Pre Shading the panel lines with black, before painting.
After spraying a coat of future on the painted model, I used Winsor & Newton (Oil paint) Lamp Black for the wash (Using Odourless White Spirit for diluting).

Finally, the model was sealed with Vallejo’s Satin coat.

I decided to build a display base for the model, which was made from Heavy Duty White Polyboard (5mm), fitted to Ikea’s black wooden photo frame.

Hope you liked it,

Miron Melzer

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Photos and text © by Miron Melzer