Academy CF-18A "188727", 1:32

Academy CF-18A "188727", 1:32

I am commissioned to build a 1:32 CF-18A (official CAF designation CF-188A) by its pilot, who flew it in the mid-1980s, while with 425 Squadron. This model, in a custom display case, should be completed by December 2021. The kit, Academy 12107, was released in 2012, and includes an extensive Cartograf decal sheet that includes CAF markings. No review of the kit exists; hence, my extensive review (+/- 80 pages) for Scale Modelling Now, my UK publisher, will be a first; IPMS Canada plans to publish a condensed version of this review (+/- 5 pages) in their glossy print magazine RT in early 2022. Below is a photograph of CF-18A “188727”, as flown by the recipient of the model, at Tyndall AFB in Florida, 1986:

Academy CF-18A "188727", 1:32

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