The F-111 was not a plane I cared much about. But I saw an unboxing video of the HobbyBoss kit and it looked very interesting. I chose the F-111C version as it was a bit different than the usual american scemes.
The kit includes some nice details, like the ability to have all the wing control surfaces in the extended position. It includes the radar, electronic bays and both engines. What is strange is that it is not possible to display the engines without extensive surgery of the fuselage.
I did want to display the radar and the electronic basy so I made my own hinges for the Radome and panel covers. Strangely, HobbyBoss provides neither.
The kit’s cockpit is fairly complete. I just added Eduard PE seatbelts and a scratchbuilt HUD.
The work in progress
The finished model
|HobbyBoss “Australian F-111C Pig”||1/48||80349|
|Eduard “F-111 late seatbelts”||1/48||49500|
|New Ware “F-111 Aardvark – EXPERT kabuki masks”||1/48||NWAM0351|
|New Ware “F-111 – Exhaust nozzle kabuki masks”||1/48||NWAM0352|
|Master Model “General Dynamics F-111 Aardvark – Pitot Tube”||1/48||AM-48-047|