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Saved F-18 Hornets: Royal Maces and Dambusters

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    January, 2013
Saved F-18 Hornets: Royal Maces and Dambusters
Posted by FenderMender on Saturday, July 14, 2018 2:56 PM

These two saved diecast F-18 Hornets in 1:48 scale came from a Goodwill store.  They are thirteen inches long and ten inches wide and were made in 2003 by Motor Works/Toy Zone/MotorMax.  The first one I bought, "Royal Maces", was three dollars. It was missing both vertical stabilizers, its two exhaust nozzles and a couple of ordinance under its wings. The second model, "Dambusters", was given to me gratis at the same store a few weeks after the first one was purchased.  It was missing its pilot, the canopy, everything underneath its wings and body, and both vertical stabilizers. To get both models back together to reasonably resemble F-18s was both fun and challenging. The most difficult job by far was fashioning a clear canopy. This was done by putting a portion of a clear soda bottle over the good canopy on the Royal Maces model and gently heating it to conform to the shape of it. Sounds easy but difficult to form, especially when higher heat couldn't be applied because it would have damaged the good canopy. Overall I'm happy to have these even though they are flawed and not completely accurate.

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    August, 2018
Posted by Andrew Orona on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 5:10 AM

Thanks for publishing this terrific article. 

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    August, 2015
  • From: Hamptonville, NC
Posted by TarheelRick on Thursday, August 30, 2018 3:34 AM

Andrew Orona reportes as SPAM.

I build models because I can't afford the real thing!


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