Out of My Comfort Zone...Kinetic 1/48 F-18D

rtfoe

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Hi guys, I've been asked to build a Kinetic 1/48 F-18D. You know how little I know about jets but my recent Seahawk has thrust me into this genre.

The kit is state of the art as it says in some reviews...so far I don't trust the destruction sheet having found a few discrepencies and there are many duplicate parts from the F-18C. Fit is not bad and molding seam lines are nearly non existent...jet builders will like this as both the intakes and exhaust are deep until the engines and ejector pin free.

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The packaging is impressive with matt lamination. I won't go into build details here but just check out the cockpit below...

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Just did some dry runs to check fit.

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The Tiger Meet stencils will take just as much time as the build...printed and designed by reputable companies.

That's it...just a teaser for what's to come in the build post.

Cheers,
Richard
 

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Hi Richard
Looking forward to this.
Jim
 

rtfoe

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Oh dear so many guests, thanks for looking in.
I'll have to get extra seats. Guys this will be a straight build with not too many extra bits as i don't know much about jets to do the extra mile. But it will be an experience for both you and me building one of the latest offerings in plastic planes by this manufacturer.

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Richard
 

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Thanks Neil. I've just started the build thread. Pop over if you like, would gladly appreciate your company. Here it is.

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Richard
 

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Thanks Christopher...pop over to the build thread.

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Richard
 
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