pixels & plastics


1/72 EA-18G Growler

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Academy 1/72 EA-18G Growler

The Academy 1/72 EA-18G Growler is a very nice kit. Unfortunately the canopy is a one piece part and there's no "dropped flaps" option. Although a Hasegawa F-18F Super Hornet two piece canopy replacement fits perfectly on this kit I decided to cut the Academy canopy in 2 pieces. Cutting went pretty well so I didn't need the Hasegawa donor canopy.The flaps & slats were carefully cut from the wing parts. They only need some minor tweaks to be dropped. Figs are (again) very nice 3D printed ones from Reedoak. Seats & canopy details are from Aires and AGM-88 HARM missiles from Eduard.

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