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Default 1/48 Hasegawa CF-18B Hornet-409 TFS

Yes, I actually build these things called model kits. Here is a commission build I am working on for a guy lucky enough to get a ride with 409 Squadron in Cold Lake.







Hornet driver-not his assigned jet, but he is the dude who drive for the dude I am building the model for.



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Wow....35 views and no comments? Ok...guess I'll have to do more work. Oh wait....I just did that!

I finished applying decals to the Hornet and I also added a wash and some pastel chalk for the weathering. This project is turning out better than I had hoped for!











I picked up these eye shadow applicators at the local Dollar store....and man, do they work well for not only applying chalk dust, but blending it as well. Better than any Q-Tip or paint brush! Plus, if you get too much chalk in one place, just use a clean end and wipe the chalk off.



Comments welcome (except the forthcoming smart ass remarks about me, eye shadow, make up, etc........yeah, I know...that won't stop you guys from commenting).
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Looking good Minister of Confusuion!
Y'know, modelers' tools can show up when and where we least expect them.
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LOL....yeah...the first time I saw them, I thought that they would be great for applying chalk. Luckily they came in black....and not just pink!
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Nice job Colin!
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Your Hornet is coming along nicely and I agree with you on the makeup applicators for weathering. It's just wierd buying them!

BTW, how are you going to fit the moose in the cockpit?
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Excellent work Collin. I was going to ask how you achieved such nice streaking with pastel dust. One does wonder what you were doing in the cosmetic isle, but hey, to each his/her own.

I may have to do a covert raid of the Mrs's cosmetic drawer and liberate some of those doohickys.
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Colin

Looks great!

But I noticed that it looks like the muzzle/ blast deflector thingey is missing right behind the top of the radome. Care to share some pointers on how you are treating this?
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Looks good Colin, I like the weathering.
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Thanks guys.

Mark....well....luckily, these things were on an end cap and not in the cosmetic aisle......so it was all good.

Sabre Freak....I'm just going to glue the gun muzzle thingy on as one of the last pieces. I've done it on the other 2 Hasegawa kits I have built with no problem. Just meant less masking and all for that part.
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Wow....35 views and no comments? Ok...guess I'll have to do more work. Oh wait....I just did that!

Comments welcome (except the forthcoming smart ass remarks about me, eye shadow, make up, etc........yeah, I know...that won't stop you guys from commenting).

he he he... Jane would have been proud of you!
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that's looking sweeeeeeeeeeeeeet! ( again searches for thumbs up emoticon)
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Your Hornet is coming along nicely and I agree with you on the makeup applicators for weathering. It's just wierd buying them!
Wouldn't Q-tips be just as good?
Just so I can avoid the cosmetic aisle.

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Wouldn't Q-tips be just as good?
Just so I can avoid the cosmetic aisle.

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You must be single...LOL


Colin...that is a great build..I like the weathering alot!!!! (I'm still looking for the thumbsup smilie too!!!!)
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You must be single...LOL
LOL... married... just need to be more comfortable with my manhood.

However, I have purchased tampons and panty liners for my wife before. You see, I'm OK buying stuff that I know I can't use. LOL!!!!
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I find the Canadian colour scheme attractive, and it looks better on a two seat Hornet too. The latest Leading Edge decals?

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Wouldn't Q-tips be just as good?
Just so I can avoid the cosmetic aisle.

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I tried Q-tips, but they don't really blend the chalk all that well. Plus, it's hard to remove the chalk with a Q-tip. The eye shadow applicator has foam on either end and it works great.....plus, if I get any in a spot I don't want, it removes the chalk very easily.

Jens.....yeah, I love this scheme as well. I think I will do something like this in 32nd scale eventually. As for the decals, most of the markings are from the original sheet (I had to get something done on the kit), but the squadron crest on the tails are from the new sheet. I'm gonna try and have a review done on the sheet shortly.
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LOL... married... just need to be more comfortable with my manhood.

However, I have purchased tampons and panty liners for my wife before. You see, I'm OK buying stuff that I know I can't use. LOL!!!!

LOL yeah I see what you mean!!!!
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