The McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet is probably the world's most advanced air superiority fighter/attack aircraft, currently in service with the US Navy, the US Marine Corps, the Spanish, Australian, Swiss and Canadian air forces, as well as with several Middle Eastern air arms. With numerous mainstream kits, including those made by Hasegawa and Academy, and a plethora of after-market accessories currently available, the F/A-18 Hornet is a popular choice among scale aircraft model enthusiasts. This title demonstrates how to model the aircraft across a variety of scales, with special hints and tips on modification.
Geoff Coughlin is a highly regarded aviation modelling author: for Osprey's Masterclass series he has written 'Luftwaffe Fighter Modelling', and he has co-written 'Modelling the F-4 Phantom II' for the Osprey Modelling series. He has also written 'How to Build the Tamiya Fairey Swordfish' for ADH Publishing, the publishers of 'Tamiya Model Magazine International'. Geoff has a particular interest in 'heavy metal' aircraft, and the finishing and superdetailing skills he demonstrates when modelling such subjects are renowned. Geoff lives in Hertfordshire, UK.