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AFTERMARKET REVIEW


Steel Beach Accessories #48158

F/A-18E/F/G Extended Slime Lights (For the Hasegawa Kits)
1:32 Scale

 

Since entering service, there have been a few external configuration changes to the F/A-18 Super Hornet family.  One of these changes has involved a shape change to the wingtip low-voltage formation strip lights, also known as “slime lights.”  The original hexagonal-shaped plate now has a trailing extension that helps smooth out the airflow around the plate.

Here, Steel Beach Accessories provides two sets of the current, extended wingtip formation light plate found on Super Hornets and Growlers.  These are designed for the Hasegawa Super Hornet and Growler kits that contain parts only for the early-style wingtip lights. 

Sometimes, it really is the little details that count. This is a great little update set and will be important to achieve an accurate external wingtip configuration if one is building a modern F/A-18E, F, or G.  Their shape compares very favorably with my reference photos of the extended light panel.  Many thanks to Darren Roberts of Steel Beach Accessories for the review sample.  You can find them on the web at http://www.steel-beach.com/ while this set, along with the rest of the Steel Beach product line, can be purchased at http://spruebrothers.com.

Haagen Klaus
Scale Modeling News & Reviews Editor
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Just Released!

JET FIGHTERS
OF THE U. S. NAVY AND MARINE CORPS
PART 1: THE FIRST TEN YEARS
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U. S. Navy and Marine Carrier-Based Aircraft of World War II
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Attack on Pearl Harbor, Japan Awakens a Sleeping Giant

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Colors & Markings of U. S. Navy
F-14 Tomcats,
Part 1: Atlantic
Coast Squadrons
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Colors & Markings of the F-102
Delta Dagger

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Colors & Markings of U. S. Navy
F-14 Tomcats,
Part 2: Pacific
Coast Squadrons

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