Hasegawa F 18 by Chris Vandergrift

Here is a Hasegawa 1/32 F 18
This build was for our local clubs Marine tribute in honor of past club President, avid modeler, and Marine Ed Kinney. I wanted to do a Desert Storm Hornet from the Hasegawa F-18 kit I had. Going through all the options I decided on a stinger from VMFA-451 because it received a purple heart for damage incurred from a SAM missile to the sidewinder station. The Warlords flew out of Shaikh Isa Airbase in Bahrain. The Warlords were also the first Marine unit to attack Iraqi locations in Desert Storm so there was a lot of history here to model.

This has been my most involved build, which ended up taking 6 months to complete.

Great job Chris!!!

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