The kit can be built in various ways: single seat or two seat trainer (I opt
for the trainer, for kicks), and the USN or Canadian version. I'm not sure, but
I think I'll stick with the USN to match the F14. Or maybe I'll do my own thing
-- which includes painting it a uniform light ghost gray just like the Tomcat.
Skills? I got none.
The first thing to do in these kits is to build the cockpit. In the F18 model,
the cockpit sits on top of the nose gear bay. I painted the seats earth brown
instead of the recommended olive drab, and highlighted the controls with
anthracite gray metallic (left over from the abortive attempt to paint the
NY Central Hudson model)
instead of black. The cockpit interior is dark gull gray and "basic plastic gray".
Last updated: Jan 22 2006 09:21