Elite Operations F/A-18 Hornet. Cobrastickers Evaluators Squadron and Low Visibility Skystriker custom stickers, uni Posca silver pen, Tamiya 'smoky' spray, bat decal

After acquiring the Joe Con Night Boomer, I also kept my eyes peeled for the black version of the Elite Operations F/A-18 Hornet as a wing man for my Night Boomer/Vampires custom. Fortunately, one came up at a decent price so I could convert it into a VX-9 Vampires F/A-18 Hornet.

The deco of the actual Vampires Hornet is extremely unique, so it took some creativity to create a good homage with my left over stickers from the Evaluators set as well as the low visibility set.

The canopy of the Hornet also got a coat of Tamiya smoky spray to ensure it matched the Night Boomer/Vampires and Silent Strike/Evaluators jets. The panels were also lined in silver like the other two jets. The stars and red/black stripes were added to the wing tips and cockpit, and a bat decal was added to the tail fin as a homage to the look of the Vampires Hornet. Finally, the low visibility cockpit stickers were applied, cut to fit the Hornet and also stars cut out of the back section as a homage to the Vampires Hornet. The final result was surprisingly striking in look!

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