F-111A Aardvark Model

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F-111A Aardvark Model

This book contains detailed instructions on building the F-111A Aardvark 1/48 scale model aircraft from Hobby Boss (Kit 80348). 

In addition to the kit’s instructions, the book also includes eduard's BIGED set 4958 which includes 48661 (exterior), 48668 (engine), 49498 (early seatbelts), 49499 (interior), 49501 (avionics), and EX292 (mask). Can you imagine merging all of these instructions? Well, I’ve done that for you and more. I take the model kit instructions from Hobby Boss along with the eduard AM sets and break them up into individual steps. 

The aftermarket steps are colored gray making them easy to skip if you just have the basic model. This book provides a little history of the Aardvark, a detailed list of tools that I used to build this model, along with a list of paints. The actual instruction section contains  801 steps and 122 plus figures over 170 pages that tell you what to dry fit, glue, and/or paint for each individual piece. Each step instruction shows the source (i.e., either Hobby Boss or AM) along with a block to mark that you completed the step. 

There are several pages of in-process photos with assembly tips and the final photos of my build for reference. This book is a great checklist to make your build go smoothly. Of course, you can feel free to use different tools, paint, weathering, etc. or even add your own diorama. I hope you find this book useful. See a multi-page sample along with photos of finished models and other books at glennhoovermodels.com.