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F/A-18 Hornet Covered Intakes and Exhausts

MAW Decals 1/48 F/A-18 Hornet Covered Intakes and Exhausts First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review May 2008 Manufacturer MAW Decals
Subject F/A-18 Hornet Covered Intakes and Exhausts Scale 1/48
Kit Number 48-R008 Primary Media Resin
Pros Covers the narrow intakes in the kit as well as provides a better 'parked' presentation of the kit Cons
Skill Level Intermediate MSRP (USD) $5.99

First Look

MAW-Decals continues its love affair with the F/A-18 Hornet in this latest release. This set provides the Hasegawa F/A-18A/B/C/D kits with replacement exhaust nozzles that have FOD covers in place, as well as plugs for the engine intakes to replicate the FOD covers there as well.

F/A-18 Hornet Covered Intakes and Exhausts

Molded in white resin, this set consists of four resin parts that are drop-in fits for the Hasegawa kit. These may work with other 1/48 scale Hornets (not Super Hornets) but you're on your own to adapt these for non-Hasegawa applications. What's more, this is a very reasonably-priced update at under $6 USD, so you can configure all of your Hornets inexpensively.

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!