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CF-18

Leading Edge 1/48 CF-18 410 Sqn CAF 2007 Demo Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review February 2008 Manufacturer Leading Edge
Subject CF-18 410 Sqn CAF 2007 Demo Scale 1/48
Kit Number 48058 Pros Another great CAF demo scheme
Cons   Skill Level Basic
MSRP (CDN) Out of Production    

First Look

Leading Edge has released the latest installment in their show Hornet series. This is the 2007 season Canadian Armed Forces CF-18A Hornet used on the airshow circuit, this aircraft assigned to 410 Squadron based out of Cold Lake, Alberta.

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As with the Belgians and their F-16s, the Canadians lead the world with the most colorful Hornets. Granted that there have been some stunning Hornets showing up at Tiger Meets, the Canadians still get top honors for their new and colorful airshow Hornets year after year.

The decal sheet comes with a complete set of national markings, maintenance stencils and aircraft identification marks, as well as the special commemorative markings. Even the false canopy under the nose is provided as decals. The decals were fitted to the Hasegawa 1/48 F/A-18 kit, but these will work with the Hobby Boss and Monogram kits with some trimming and tweaking.

This will definitely be an easy color sheme to try. If you've been collecting the Leading Edge special Hornet schemes in the past but have been intimidated up until now, this will be a great start into building special paint scheme aircraft.

My sincere thanks to Leading Edge Decals for this review sample!

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