Hasegawa 1/72 F-18A Part 1

It’s been a very busy time with a new contract job and launching The Scale Model Podcast, so it took a while to get back to the bench.  Decided I wanted to do an aircraft again and chose this classic from the stash. As I mentioned in my inbox review of the kit, Hasegawa’s Hornet has been around for quite a while and have more decal options then you can shake a stick at.   The plan is to build this OOB and use one of the kit decal options to make it a CF-18.   First up is the cockpit, which is very basic in nature.  I’m going to try and stick to the ‘three-foot rule’ and not spend a lot of time detailing things up which will never be seen again unless you have a magnifying glass.  The cockpit consists of the floor with side consoles, the seat, stick and instrument panel.  The…

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Shizuoka Hobby Show 2018

The Shizuoka Hobby Show is one of the most anticipated dates on the hobby calendar.  Many of the major manufacturers use Shizuoka to present upcoming releases for the year. This is what has popped up on the first day of the show. The first two days are for trade and press and then the public can see all the goodies on day three and four. Tamiya Tamiya always has great things they announce and this year is no exception. Here is the list from the Tamiya site. 【 Scale Models 】 1/700 Aircraft Carrier DDV192 Ibuki 1/35 Japan Ground Self Defense Force MCV Type 16 1/35 U.S. Light Tank M3 Stuart Late Production 1/35 German Self-Propelled Howitzer Wespe “Italian Front” 1/48 British Tank Churchill Mk.VII Crocodile 1/48 U.S. Medium Tank M4A3E8 Sherman “Easy Eight” 1/48 Grumman F-14D Tomcat 1/48 German Luftwaffe Crew (Winter) w/Kettenkraftrad 1/12 Yamaha YZF-R1M 1/12 Ducati 1199…

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