Author Topic: F-18 Hornet and Super Hornet Ideas and Inspiration  (Read 61717 times)

Offline GTX_Admin

  • Evil Administrator bent on taking over the Universe!
  • Administrator - Yep, I'm the one to blame for this place.
  • Whiffing Demi-God!
    • Beyond the Sprues
Re: F-18 Hornet and Super Hornet Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #25 on: August 04, 2012, 03:17:19 AM »
Sweet!  Now put some canards on that bird.
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

You can't outrun Death forever.
But you can make the Bastard work for it.

Offline nils

  • 1/144 addict
  • Za Rodina!!!
Re: F-18 Hornet and Super Hornet Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #26 on: August 04, 2012, 05:58:33 PM »
i found this image of the Northrop F-18L in an Issue of Flight International from 1979  8)



another stealhy adaption of the Super hornet as proposed to India, the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet (International Roadmap)

changes include Conformal Feultanks, internal weapons bays (in pod on the centerline) and an IRST sensor under the nose among others.
it was also expected to have an F-35 style cockpit.

Aero India: Boeing's advanced Super Hornet upgrade options






« Last Edit: August 04, 2012, 06:08:20 PM by nils »
on the bench:
-various models

on the drawing board:
-various 1/72 TinTin aircraft
-1/72 Eurocopter Tiger (Belgian Army)
-various other 1/72 and 1/144 aircraft

Offline ChernayaAkula

  • Was left standing in front when everyone else took one step back...
  • Global Moderator
  • Putting the "pro" in procrastination since...?
Re: F-18 Hornet and Super Hornet Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #27 on: August 05, 2012, 02:50:57 AM »
^ Good stuff! Hope they'll carry through with this.

Can the CFTs be carried on any Super Hornet or just newly built ones? In case of the F-16, the CFTs can only be carried on pre-configured airframes. Retrofitting them to older Vipers would be too costly as it would entail an almost complete rebuild.
Cheers,
Moritz

"The appropriate response to reality is to go insane!"

Offline Jeffry Fontaine

  • Unaffiliated Independent Subversive...and the last person to go for a trip on a Mexicana dH Comet 4
  • Global Moderator
  • His stash is able to be seen from space...
Re: F-18 Hornet and Super Hornet Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #28 on: August 05, 2012, 03:13:09 AM »
The conformal tanks certainly make the F-18 look more muscular. 
"Every day we hear about new studies 'revealing' what should have been obvious to sentient beings for generations; 'Research shows wolverines don't like to be teased" -- Jonah Goldberg

Offline dy031101

  • Yuri Fanboy and making cute stuff practical- at least that's the plan anyway
  • Prefers Guns And Tanks Over Swords And Magic
Re: F-18 Hornet and Super Hornet Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #29 on: January 12, 2013, 12:26:39 PM »
During a recent Shipbucket-style brainstorming session, a couple of things came back on my mind.

This is one:





=======================================================

And another...... I remember someone expressing his belief that the F/A-18E/F is about the size that the original Hornet should have been.  I forgot the logic that was brought up behind the sentiment (although it came to pass as he expressed his disagreement about half a decade ago on the notion of Super Hornet being the Tomcat replacement), but does anyone have his/her own take on it?
« Last Edit: January 12, 2013, 12:29:03 PM by dy031101 »
Forget about his bow and arrows- why wait until that sparrow has done his deed when I can just bury him right now 'cause I'm sick and tired of hearing why he wants to have his way with the cock robin!?

Offline Volkodav

  • Counts rivits with his abacus...
  • Much older now...but procrastinating about it
Re: F-18 Hornet and Super Hornet Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #30 on: January 12, 2013, 07:37:13 PM »
Some interesting info on the F-18L posted by BillRo over on Secret Projects.  I really find the Sparrows on the wingtips interesting as I don't recall ever seeing such a configuration on a Hornet (of any variation) before:





I remember reading that the reason the Sparrows were fitted to the fuselage and the sidewinders on the wing tips of F/A-18A/B was due to ease of handling on the flight deck, i.e. the heavy Sparrows would be fitted when the wings were folded, even below deck, and the Sidewinders fitted as the wings were unfolded on the flight deck mandraulically.

Offline taiidantomcat

  • Plastic Origamist...and not too shabby with the painting either!
  • Full Member
  • Stylishly late...because he was reading comics
Re: F-18 Hornet and Super Hornet Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #31 on: January 13, 2013, 01:15:32 AM »


International Roadmap SH



Made even more what if!
"They know you can do anything, So the question is, what don't you do?"

-David Fincher

Offline taiidantomcat

  • Plastic Origamist...and not too shabby with the painting either!
  • Full Member
  • Stylishly late...because he was reading comics
Re: F-18 Hornet and Super Hornet Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #32 on: January 15, 2013, 03:41:48 PM »






 :-* Possibly the coolest Hornet I have ever seen. That Su-35 splinter scheme seems to look great on anything
"They know you can do anything, So the question is, what don't you do?"

-David Fincher

Offline Daryl J.

  • Assures us he rarely uses model glue in dentistry
Re: F-18 Hornet and Super Hornet Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #33 on: March 09, 2013, 12:19:35 PM »
Well over 10 years ago before ever hearing about the F-18L, I'd started a USAF  F/A-18C Fatback from the Monogram kit.   The wing folds were removed and the spine had no taper towards the midline as it went aft.  It was largely engraved too...and then some medical issues got in the way and the project died.   It's around somewhere still and hope to get it restarted some day. 
kwyxdxLg5T

Offline Logan Hartke

  • High priest in the black arts of profiling...
  • Rivet-counting whiffer
Re: F-18 Hornet and Super Hornet Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #34 on: August 13, 2013, 04:45:37 AM »
Boeing flies prototype of Advanced Super Hornet configuration



Boeing and its industry partners are flying a prototype of the Advanced Super Hornet complete with conformal fuel tanks, enclosed weapons pods and signature enhancements.

Cheers,

Logan

Offline Diamondback

  • SC
  • Head of the crew dog fan boy club
Re: F-18 Hornet and Super Hornet Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #35 on: August 13, 2013, 06:55:35 AM »
Paint orange. Refit for remote control.

Target drones--how the whole damn Plastic Bug production run belongs IMO!

Offline taiidantomcat

  • Plastic Origamist...and not too shabby with the painting either!
  • Full Member
  • Stylishly late...because he was reading comics
Re: F-18 Hornet and Super Hornet Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #36 on: August 13, 2013, 07:36:25 AM »
"They know you can do anything, So the question is, what don't you do?"

-David Fincher

Offline GTX_Admin

  • Evil Administrator bent on taking over the Universe!
  • Administrator - Yep, I'm the one to blame for this place.
  • Whiffing Demi-God!
    • Beyond the Sprues
Re: F-18 Hornet and Super Hornet Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #37 on: August 18, 2013, 06:34:43 AM »
Coming soon:

All hail the God of Frustration!!!

You can't outrun Death forever.
But you can make the Bastard work for it.

Offline Logan Hartke

  • High priest in the black arts of profiling...
  • Rivet-counting whiffer
Re: F-18 Hornet and Super Hornet Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #38 on: August 18, 2013, 07:31:07 AM »
Very stylistic, but it's a fantastic profile.

Cheers,

Logan

Offline ysi_maniac

  • I will die understanding not this world
Re: F-18 Hornet and Super Hornet Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #39 on: November 24, 2013, 01:45:12 AM »
F-18XL

« Last Edit: November 24, 2013, 01:47:29 AM by ysi_maniac »

Offline perttime

  • The man has produced a Finnish Napier Heston Fighter...need we say more?
Re: F-18 Hornet and Super Hornet Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #40 on: November 24, 2013, 02:11:47 AM »
F-18XS "Hornette" (my "old" "drawing")


Offline GTX_Admin

  • Evil Administrator bent on taking over the Universe!
  • Administrator - Yep, I'm the one to blame for this place.
  • Whiffing Demi-God!
    • Beyond the Sprues
Re: F-18 Hornet and Super Hornet Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #41 on: November 24, 2013, 03:45:07 AM »
F-18XL




Check out pg 1 of this thread.  Great minds think alike! :)
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

You can't outrun Death forever.
But you can make the Bastard work for it.

Offline ysi_maniac

  • I will die understanding not this world
Re: F-18 Hornet and Super Hornet Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #42 on: November 24, 2013, 11:54:18 AM »
F-18XS "Hornette" (my "old" "drawing")




I love this small fighter. A modern re-edition of XF-85 Goblin? ;)

Offline finsrin

  • The Dr Frankenstein of the modelling world...when not hiding from SBA
  • Finds part glues it on, finds part glues it on....
Re: F-18 Hornet and Super Hornet Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #43 on: November 24, 2013, 12:35:20 PM »
Will use that bar code camo on some build  :)

Offline Volkodav

  • Counts rivits with his abacus...
  • Much older now...but procrastinating about it
Re: F-18 Hornet and Super Hornet Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #44 on: November 24, 2013, 03:09:46 PM »
Coming soon:




Almost enough to make you join up!

Offline uncle les

  • Aussie Whiffer Extraordinaire!
  • The man behind the models of the same name...
Re: F-18 Hornet and Super Hornet Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #45 on: December 16, 2013, 08:42:38 PM »
hmm..  here are some of my 1/32 offerings..



and I guess the one that's most relevant in this forum is the Iranian P530


Offline GTX_Admin

  • Evil Administrator bent on taking over the Universe!
  • Administrator - Yep, I'm the one to blame for this place.
  • Whiffing Demi-God!
    • Beyond the Sprues
Re: F-18 Hornet and Super Hornet Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #46 on: December 17, 2013, 01:56:37 AM »
Nice work.
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

You can't outrun Death forever.
But you can make the Bastard work for it.

Offline GTX_Admin

  • Evil Administrator bent on taking over the Universe!
  • Administrator - Yep, I'm the one to blame for this place.
  • Whiffing Demi-God!
    • Beyond the Sprues
Re: F-18 Hornet and Super Hornet Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #47 on: January 19, 2014, 05:11:01 AM »
Random ideas:

Hornet and/or Super Hornet in this scheme:

All hail the God of Frustration!!!

You can't outrun Death forever.
But you can make the Bastard work for it.

Offline Daryl J.

  • Assures us he rarely uses model glue in dentistry
Re: F-18 Hornet and Super Hornet Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #48 on: January 20, 2014, 04:12:09 AM »
Thoughts of putting P-530/YF-17 features into a Monogram Hornet have been in Ye Olde Noggin for a while.  smaller radome, cone intakes, revised LERX, wings, and stabs. 
kwyxdxLg5T

Offline kim margosein

  • Newly Joined - Welcome me!
Re: F-18 Hornet and Super Hornet Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #49 on: January 21, 2014, 07:41:33 AM »
If you can find an old Entex "F-18" you're about halfway there.  I don't know who did the original release, I am sure Entex was a rebox.  Anyway, it was based on some mockups and is closer to the F-17 than other models.  BTW, it is in 1/72.