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F/A-18C/D Late Style Centerline Pylon

MAW Decals 1/48 F/A-18C/D Late Style Centerline Pylon First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review October 2006 Manufacturer MAW Decals
Subject F/A-18C/D Late Style Centerline Pylon Scale 1/48
Kit Number 48-R002 Primary Media Resin
Pros Very simple update for the 1/48 Hornet Cons
Skill Level Basic MSRP (USD) $2.99

First Look

MAW-Decals continues its love affair with the F/A-18C/D Hornet in this latest release. This set updates the Hasegawa kit with the updated centerline pylon. While it is designed as a direct replacement for the Hasegawa part, it can be easily adapted to virtually any other 1/48 Hornet kit.

F/A-18C/D Late Style Centerline Pylon

Molded in white resin, this set consists of the new pylon, which needs to be carefully removed from its molding block as you can see that it has the fuselage pins molded within the block.

What's more, this is a very reasonably-priced update at under $3 USD, so you can bring all of your Hornets up to date.

For more information about this set and the other releases from MAW-Decals, visit their website at

My sincere thanks to MAW-Decals Decals for this review sample!