Blue Angels F/A-18 Hornet Insignia Paint Mask Set 1/48
Suggested scale: 1/48
Suggested kit: Most F/A-18 Hornet kits in 48th scale
This set includes the yellow markings, the letters and the numbers for planes from 1 through 7. It does not include the small letters/logos and the Blue Angels patch on the nose.
Re-usable die-cut camo mask set
The set includes two sheets of pre-cut masks (shown in the picture). The masks are made from thin masking tape, which is easy to be peeled off and doesn’t leave any stains. The tape is tested on clear and painted model too. If carefully removed after painting, they can be used over and over again. It is flexible and easily applied over curved surfaces. Semi-transparent for easy and accurate placing.
Blue Angels F/A-18
Hornet in its different variations was used from 1986 till 2020. It was replaced by the Super Hornet with the beginning of season 2021. The Hornet was painted in the standard US NAVY Blue Angels scheme and this mask set covers Blue Angels 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7. The Blue Angels patch featured on the nose of the aircraft is not included in this set and should be applied as a decal that is either home-made or an aftermarket. Due to some limitations of the masking film and the cutting technology used, this patch cannot be replicated with satisfactory results in that scale. Same goes for the small logos and letters applied on the plane. Individual small numbers are added for the rear section of the jets.
kits that can be used alongside this set are various. Since 1986, A, B, C and D Hornet jets were used and this allows for even more kit options. This paint mask set is designed and based on Kinetic kit, but the masks are suitable for many other quarter scale Hornets as well. Since numbers 1 through 7 are included in the set, more than one airplane can be painted using the masks. Have in mind that for repetitive use of the mask foil it needs to be treated with care and with mild and non-aggressive mediums. However, this does not guarantee that it will work several times and that is dependent solely on the modelers’ skills.