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graves_09 September 28th, 2009 08:10 PM

VFA-94 Mighty Shrikes
 
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graves_09 September 28th, 2009 08:14 PM

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Neeko September 28th, 2009 08:31 PM

Looks just like the real thing! :thumbs-up:

eastmanace September 28th, 2009 09:37 PM

Now that's a hot rod.... Great job! BTW are the FOD covers and seeker head covers scratched? Cliff

graves_09 September 28th, 2009 09:58 PM

Glad you guys like it. This was a fun build. The 'gawa hornet builds up like a charm. I had a little trouble trying to get some of the flame decals to sit right but otherwise no issues. I gotta give a big thank you to all the guys here and at ARC, my builds are getting better by leaps and bounds every time. Thanks for the great tips, in progress threads and sweet reference pics! :applause1:

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Originally Posted by eastmanace (Post 57436)
Now that's a hot rod.... Great job! BTW are the FOD covers and seeker head covers scratched? Cliff

Yes, I made the intake FOD covers using tissue paper, white glue and gloss black paint. The exhaust covers were with masking tape, which was how i did them in my last build, but i think i like the tissue paper method better now. The tissue paper is a bit fragile, but what on a model isn't? For the seeker cover, I used a piece of sprue a knife and drill bit.

Rampage55 September 29th, 2009 11:54 AM

Love those flames!!!...I dig the old school, hot rod look.


Well done...:applause1:

Mark

tsculton September 29th, 2009 11:59 AM

Sweet!!!
 
Helluva build!!! I have that decal and set and want to build that jet, how did the decals go down?

Very Nice Build!!!

twhite80 September 29th, 2009 01:58 PM

Your build is unbelievably sweet.

Tavers September 29th, 2009 04:55 PM

Nice job buddy! She turned out great.

navypainter January 22nd, 2010 07:04 PM

GRAVES,

WOW!!!!

Sorry for the lateness in replying, but I just joined this forum.

I was the LPO of Corrosion Control in VFA-94. I designed and painted this bird just before our 2008 deployment to Iwakuni, Japan. I must tell you that you did a VERY NICE job!!!!!! I am very impressed with the details. I have a few hundred pictures of us working on 400 and I looked through them and compaired your work to ours. The only noticeable difference is the size of the aircraft.

I do have a question for you. Is this a stencil kit? I actually hand drew the flames on the LEX, lower wings, and horizontal Stabs. (Back was sore for a week!!!) I also masked the orange and black by eyes only. I wanted a true "hot rod" look and wanted a few slight "imperfections" by the lines being off by a 1/4 inch or so. But they were dead on. (Oh well.)

I hope you notice that I have posted this and you get back to me.

Paul

Fightertown Decals Brian January 23rd, 2010 04:44 AM

Ahhh, so we have you to thank for those flames! Mike drew the decal sheet, also by hand, flame by flame...

It's by far one of the best CAG schemes around!

-brian

Drop me your address and I'll send a sheet out to you.

graves_09 January 23rd, 2010 10:40 AM

Paul,
Thank you so much for you compliments. It means a lot especially coming from the guy who drew the real thing!!! I can't take all the credit though as the decals where Fightertown, they are the best in the business. I would take Brian up on his offer and see for yourself.

Thanks for your service! :Worship:

Ryan

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Originally Posted by navypainter (Post 72641)
GRAVES,

WOW!!!!

Sorry for the lateness in replying, but I just joined this forum.

I was the LPO of Corrosion Control in VFA-94. I designed and painted this bird just before our 2008 deployment to Iwakuni, Japan. I must tell you that you did a VERY NICE job!!!!!! I am very impressed with the details. I have a few hundred pictures of us working on 400 and I looked through them and compaired your work to ours. The only noticeable difference is the size of the aircraft.

I do have a question for you. Is this a stencil kit? I actually hand drew the flames on the LEX, lower wings, and horizontal Stabs. (Back was sore for a week!!!) I also masked the orange and black by eyes only. I wanted a true "hot rod" look and wanted a few slight "imperfections" by the lines being off by a 1/4 inch or so. But they were dead on. (Oh well.)

I hope you notice that I have posted this and you get back to me.

Paul


Tomcatmatt August 11th, 2012 03:22 PM

Awesome Hornet!!


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