Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Dragon Wings 1/72 F-18F Super Hornet + Flight Deck

Latest model arrived this week and finally I managed to get some photos:

It's an F-18F Super Hornet in 1/72 + flight deck from Dragon Wings.

This is the 2nd F-18F in my 1/72 Navy Collection and it features the
markings of the VFA-102 Diamondbacks.

Quality: not as good as a Century Wings or HobbyMaster model, but it looks good.
Dragon Models don't provide the pilot & navigator figures but HobbyMaster pilots
can fit in someway.

The weapon set is ok; the Hornet can be loaded up pretty well with the ones provided.
The assembly is a bit difficult, the parts don't fit that easily, some glue might be required.
It consists of a drop tank, two GBU-10 laser-guided bombs, 2 AGM-84 anti-ship missiles and 2 AIM-120 air-to-air missiles.

The stand: awful as always, I really don't trust these flimsy plastic stands.
It's quite a heavy model, so Witty Wings stands are the best choice being in metal and therefore more solid.

The Flight Deck: Well done.It's made of solid cardboard and it's big; both parts, together, measure 21 inches in length.The set also includes a fire truck and an aircraft director personnel.

Overall, a very neat diorama!


  1. Hi there, I would like to ask you a question relating the the words you wrote "The assembly is a bit difficult, the parts don't fit that easily, some glue might be required", are you referring to the ordnance or does the main aircraft need to be assembled

  2. Hi there, sorry for the very late reply. Actually I was refering to the weapon set on the F-18. The aircraft is entirely in diecast and assembly consists only landing gear & weapons. Bombs & missiles don't fit so well as they tend to come off very easily. After a few attempts, the plastic fittings might get loose, so a tiny drop of liquid glue (for plastics) might be needed. Hope this helps :)