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Kit Basher

Blue Angel

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I bought this kit at a flea market for $1. It's not my usual area of interest, but hey, it was only a dollar.

 

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Then I went to see the Blues last June, and.... "Aha! Now I know what I can do with that kit!"  Since I only paid a buck for the kit, I figured I could splurge for the CAM decals. Very nice, thin and totally opaque. The yellow trim is painted with Testors Yellow, and the blue is MM Blue Angel Blue.

 

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Nice looking Hornet.  Well done.

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Very sharp looking build.

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NICE work   good steal for a buck..

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Very nice job. Got to love the Angels and Thunderbirds. 

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Just now, unclescott58 said:

Very nice job. Got to love the Angels and Thunderbirds. 

Thanks, Scott! I haven't seen the Birds for a while, but they were awesome in F-16s.  Until last June, the last time I saw the Blues they were flying F-4s, obviously a long time ago. The show this summer was absolutely amazing!

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Beautiful. :D 

First time I saw the Angels was around '58, at NAS Lakehurst (NJ). Flying F11Fs back then (I think), and I can still remember the low-level passes like it was yesterday. Lakehurst was a blimp base, and they'd regularly fly right over my house on the way to or from anti-sub patrols. It was a good world to be a kid in.

Last time I saw 'em was at Dobbins/NAS Atlanta, and the RATO-equipped C-130 was part of the show. Later, the Marines did some jump-jet demos. All before the airbase neighbors got to be too uptight about airshows. Good days. Thanks for the memory trigger, too.

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Your model looks great.

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Wow, looks great! You sure got your buck's worth on this one. Well done and model on! B)

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Great job!  I saw them this past August, which was the first time in about 20 years.  Great show.

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Thanks, Bill!

Thanks, Ray!

Thanks, Snake!

Thanks, Jim!

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Very nice. Got a pair of these in the to do list. I beat your cost tho, mine were free lol.

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Thanks, Lee!  You can't get much cheaper than free!

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very well done love the subject

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A very clean build; nicely done.

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Beautiful airplane !  Nice work !

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Thanks, Bob!  I used to think the F-18 was kinda funny looking. But now, and certainly in this livery, I agree it is a nice looking plane.

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This is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!

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