Revell 1/48th scale F-18 Hornet
A very old Revell 1/48th scale F-18. NOT an F/A-18. No, this is the
prototype that Revell rushed out before the Hornet entered service. This
certainly dates this to the 1980's doesn't it? I seem to recall that there
were plenty of photo's of the production machines by this time and I had
considered filling in the chine/fuselage 'gap' that existed on the
prototype. I was going to do this with Milliput. For some reason I changed
my mind. The model looks like it was completed in the kit Decals although
I have probably used Hasegawa weapons on the machine rather than kit
items. I guess it was something I had to have in my collection as the
latest and greatest piece of military hardware therefore I made greater
compromises then than I would make today. Both pictures are taken indoors.
The photo above shows a small model railway tree in the background. I
still have this tree. It seems to haunt me. I just don't know what to do
with it. I think it finally got thrown into a box in the attic but I am
sure it will be back one day.