1/48 Italeri EA-18

by James J. Olschlager Jr.



Here it is ARC, the first production model of the new EA-18G Electric Super Hornet, or simply The Growler.

This kit was an easy one if you are familiar with the F-18F from Italeri, with the updates.  No more fictional speedbrake and other details that were wrong.  The IFF box on the nose was scratch built using the center sprue piece.  This kit took about 3 weeks for assembly and 4 days to paint.  I used Light Ghost Gray Model Master Enamel for the base color. Future was used for the canopy and windscreen.  Like my previous entry the F-4.  The decals went on great a little future and dull coat.  This gives them a realistic Painted On look and feel.  I was really happy with the results.  The ejection seats are from True Details.  They fit great with this kit and are very detailed.  I suggest these for any F-18.

Enjoy this one, next project, an F-14 ?????


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Photos and text by James J. Olschlager Jr.