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Unread December 19th, 2011, 12:06 AM
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Default Wolfpack 1/48 scale CF-188A Hornet "Operation Mobile" set

Hey guys,

I just recieved this set from Gustav at Wolfpack on Friday. It's a resin update set for the Hasegawa F-18 kit. "Op Mobile" was Canada's contribution to the NATO operations over Libya. Seven CF-18s deployed to Trapani AB in southern Italy. From there, RCAF CF-18s conducted numerous missions, employing laser and GPS guided weapons, including, for the first time, JDAM.

The Wolfpack set includes all of the parts needed to build a CF-18 Hornet in its current standard.

This photo shows the LAU-115 rails for stations 2 and 8, along with the bird slicer IFF antennas for the nose, as well as the adaptor for the Sniper XR pod. Finally, the unique to Canada "fat pylon", which incorporates slab sided ECM panels, and it is normally carried on station 8, although it can also be carried on station 2.


Close up of the "fat pylon"


GPS dome, JHMCS sensor for the cockpit and the swept back UHF/VHF antennas.


Sniper XR pod with clear resin part as well as decals for various data markings.


SJU-17/A NACES ejection seat. The work on the seat is really well done. The belts on the headrest even have a slight texture to them for more realism.


Instruction sheet



Oh yeah, I helped out with a few reference photos for the set.


Overall, I'm really impressed with the quality of the castings and the engraved panel lines are subtle and crisp. In addition to doing a CF-18 from Op Mobile, this set will be a welcome addition for building any upgraded CF-18 Hornet flown by the RCAF.

If you're into building CF-18s as I am, this is a must have resin set! Highly recommended.
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Unread December 19th, 2011, 10:21 PM
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Great to see, nice to see you were involved.

Lau 115s, finally!
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Great to see, nice to see you were involved.

Lau 115s, finally!
I had a blast helping out. I'm now looking forward to Jake's Legacy Hornet book.
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Do we know how much the update set is going to cost?

It looks pretty good.
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Do we know how much the update set is going to cost?

It looks pretty good.
$24 at Sprue Brothers

http://store.spruebrothers.com/148-w...39-p29769.aspx
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Lau 115s, finally!

Wolfpack released them a loooong time ago... WP 48028


JHMCS sensor is a cool addition though, any way to buy this as a stand alone?

Correct me if I'm wrong, but the Hasegawa "A" kit will include all the parts to make a CF-188.
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but the Hasegawa "A" kit will include all the parts to make a CF-188.
Yes.
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Oh Goody..... Santa I've been a good boy.......

Me thinks a build is in the works.

Thanks Colin.

Emil
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Colin,

I just received this great set for use on the soon to arrive Hasegawa CF-188. Can you point me in the direction of pictures of common weapons loads used in Op Mobile?

TIA,

Jens
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Here is a link to the RCAF image gallery..... pages 5 to 8 have some stuff for Op Mobile.

http://airforceapp.forces.gc.ca/v2/n...=Search&mode=1

HTH

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Colin,

I just received this great set for use on the soon to arrive Hasegawa CF-188. Can you point me in the direction of pictures of common weapons loads used in Op Mobile?

TIA,

Jens
One deviation from what Colin stated, the fat pylon was only carried operationally on station 8.

We only put it on station 2 if we were ferrying two fat pylons. Station 2 isn't wired for operations.
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Thanks for the help Emvar and Gary.

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