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#1 r0t0rdr1ver

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Posted 01 November 2016 - 05:45 PM

I always have a hard time focusing on one build at a time, so I'll enter this one as well in addition to the Mustang. Another great oldie in the form of Revell's F-14 Tomcat. I have the Wolfpack speedbrake and refueling probe, Phoenix pitot/AOA probes, Teknics cockpit, Black Box cockpit, Quickboost seats, Eduard etch, HAD etch, Zacto AIM-9's, Brassin AIM-7's, and hopefully Eli's new Tomcat decals to do an early VF-21 bird. This will be done in-flight, with a neat idea for a stand that I'll reveal a bit later.

 

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#2 F`s are my favs

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Posted 01 November 2016 - 05:47 PM

This kit really looks old. But time is timeless... :) Working swing wings, real rubber tires, molded in nice grey shiny plastic... Niiiiice :)


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#3 Shawn M

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Posted 01 November 2016 - 07:39 PM

neat, looking forward to this!


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I dont suffer from AMS, I revell in it..get it...Revell


#4 BloorwestSiR

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Posted 01 November 2016 - 08:13 PM

My first Tomcat model in any scale. Looking forward to it.

Carl
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Posted 01 November 2016 - 09:16 PM

fantastic - doing the same but later boxing.

 

That pic sure brings back the memories though - seeing that kit brand new on the shelf of my local hobby shop - think I was maybe 12 or thereabouts. I just had to have it - eventually it was obtained and slapped together in a frenzy. Pretty sure I painted it with those old Floquil railroad spray cans - the topside in dead flat concrete gray, the undersides in about 20 coats of reefer white. You probably could get high off the fumes of the painted model a year after the build....

 

Good times :)


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-Patrick

 


#6 Dukie99

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Posted 01 November 2016 - 10:15 PM

I will follow along. I built a Tamiya F-14A for my son two years ago (it hangs in his room) and I itch to build one for myself. The new sheets from Zotz are probably going to seal it. 


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Posted 02 November 2016 - 12:44 AM

I remember this kit. I got it for a Xmas present back in 1982. 

 

I'll be reminiscing through your build!

 

Mike


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Posted 02 November 2016 - 01:17 AM

This is the kit that got me back into modelling after a many year hiatus. Looking forward to watching.


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I started building my shelf of doom, but I never finished it.

 


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Posted 02 November 2016 - 01:24 AM

This is great, always wanted to build the Revell version, never got around to it. Living vicariously thru your build.

 

Don


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Posted 02 November 2016 - 06:20 AM

Excellent, another one! 


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Posted 03 November 2016 - 02:30 AM

Shot of some of the goodies I've collected for this build. May or may not use all of it.

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Posted 03 November 2016 - 02:35 AM

I've made some minor progress on this one also. After test fitting some of the resin cockpit bits from both the Teknics and BB sets, I've decided to only use a couple pieces. I don't feel like fighting with alot of resin on this build.

Considering I'm doing this in flight, I ended up deciding to use a Tamiya cockpit tub and panels improved with Eduards etch set. The fit is actually not bad...

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Posted 03 November 2016 - 02:38 AM

Improved the wing gloves and drilled/cleaned up the gun muzzle.

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Posted 03 November 2016 - 02:40 AM

Will be using Tamiyas nozzles also. They're slightly smaller in diameter, so some modification will be required.

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Posted 03 November 2016 - 02:40 AM

Pitot glued in place.

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