Trendmasters Godzilla F/A-18 Hornet, Tamiya light gray paint, semi-gloss black paint, clear blue spray, permanent black marker, black panel lining pen, replacement Cobrastickers labels for Gi Joe Conquest and Skystriker, Grim Reapers custom labels

I usually shy away from doing full body repaints, but my previous success with the Air Superiority project and the more recent Grim Reapers Bloodfighter provided the impetus for this custom.

The Trendmasters F/A-18 Hornet is a nice little jet, but the green camo and long black nose cone has always struck me as being a bit goofy. So I acquired one, and took it apart, painting the top half of the jet in the more traditional gray color. I also painted part of the nose cone the same color so it would appear shorter.

I thought the effect turned out quite nicely, but also left out the very fiddly bottom missile launcher and the two missile launchers on either wing tip, giving the jet a much more elongated profile.

What resulted was an F/A-18 Hornet for GI Joes that could accompany my Air Superiority Skystriker, but which could also serve as a Super Hornet for my new group of light fighters...

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