1/48 Hasegawa F-18F

Gallery Article by Rod Bettencourt on Mar 20 2014



Here is my Hasegawa F-18F VFA 41. I First saw these jets in 2004 during Operation Cope Thunder held at Eielson AFB. These were brand new jets so I kept the weathering very minor. I put a weapons load that I envisioned might have been used on their first deployment.

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Pictures were taken with a Fuji camera set to auto. I started this project several years ago but I put it back on the self to finish a commission build. So after the completion of my Backfire I decided to finish.

I used Model Master paints, Two Mikes intakes, Eduard cockpit set, G Factor landing gear, Black Box cockpit and Superscale decals.

Rod Bettencourt

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Photos and text by Rod Bettencourt