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  1. A-10LOADER

    1/32 Trumpeter F-14A VF-51

    There's one of the "bumps in the road" I talked about earlier. You'll find more "panel fastener" details on the wings and hor stabs, that should not be there as well. Steve "TOMCATS FOREVER, BABY...!"
  2. A-10LOADER

    1/18TH JSI F-14B Tomcat conversion

    Greetings everyone, Minor update for today but, progress none the less. I managed to get the bombs sprayed Light Ghost Gray. Up next, a coat of semi-gloss, some weathering and, the flat coat. Thanks to all who still stay interested in my work. Steve "TOMCATS FOREVER, BABY...!"
  3. A-10LOADER

    1/32 Trumpeter F-14A VF-51

    Great start on a not so great kit. There will be many more bumps along the way according to others who have built this kit. Best of luck and following. Steve "TOMCATS FOREVER, BABY...!"
  4. She looks really good !! All that extra effort was certainly worth it. Looking forward to more. There's more to do for the D cockpit than just seats however, as you know. Steve "TOMCATS FOREVER, BABY...!"
  5. Looking good bud and remember, if it was easy, anybody could do it. This is definitely going to be a "one of a kind" showpiece for sure. I am really anxious to see the cockpit mods however. Keep up the great work. Steve "TOMCATS FOREVER, BABY...!"
  6. Greetings all, I'm looking for very detailed shots of the gun/ammo pods and the centerline pylon for the Targeting pod. I recently acquired a resin gun/ammo pod for my 1/18th scale Harrier (pre-built one, not the kit) and I'm in need of good reference photos. I'm going to have to scratch-build the pylon for the Targeting pod, thanks for the help. Steve
  7. Brilliant work !! Steve
  8. A-10LOADER

    F-14B UPGRADE 1/32 Tomcat

    HA HA, just kidding my friend. Fanch's work is amazing !! Steve
  9. A-10LOADER

    F-14B UPGRADE 1/32 Tomcat

    I thought you said MY Tomcat re-build was your favorite build ?? Steve
  10. A-10LOADER

    1/18TH JSI F-14B Tomcat conversion

    Greetings all, Minor update for today but, progress anyway. Still no decals but, managed to get the bomb bodies sanded down, with 320 and wiped down with rubbing alcohol and masked them up prior to paint. First thing however was to apply the thermal coating to the bomb bodies, like I did with my MK-83's. The Wite Out was applied last night and today I shall paint the yellow areas for the bomb body stripes. Once that dries, I'll mask off the stripes and spray the bomb bodies. Then I'll scratch-build the Battery Firing Device (BFD) and, add the arming wire. Thanks for following along, until the next update ... Steve "TOMCATS FOREVER, BABY...!"
  11. A-10LOADER

    1/18TH JSI F-14B Tomcat conversion

    Thanks for following along and, the kind words Anthony, appreciate it. Steve "TOMCATS FOREVER, BABY...!"
  12. A-10LOADER

    1/18TH JSI F-14B Tomcat conversion

    Since I'm waiting on some replacement decals for the Big Cat, I decided to turn my attention to the GBU-16's. JSI did a very nice job representing them but, they can be " kicked up a notch." There is a small hexagon shaped area on the CCG, (Computer Control Group). This area is the electrical hookup spot for the bomb dump guys (AMMO) to connect their equipment to do their tests on the CCG to make sure everything works as advertised before delivering the munitions to the flightline loaders. This hexagon shape should be on the topside of the CCG because right next to it is the BFD (Battery Firing Device) and, right behind that is the arming wire guide all which run right in line with the bombs lugs. I had to fill in the old holes and drill new ones. I'm also sanding away the seam that runs thru the bomb body and will use BIC "Wite Out" to replace the bombs coating ( just like I did on the MK-83's ). I'll also need to scratch build a BFD for the arming wire to connect to. I would like to get rid of the seam on the CCG but, the fins cover up some of that and I think I should just leave well enough alone. With these two GBU-16's and my four MK-83's, I'll be able to change up the loadout on the Big Cat from time to time. Thanks to all who are still continuing to follow along, I do appreciate it very much. Steve "TOMCATS FOREVER, BABY...!"
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    1/18TH JSI F-14B Tomcat conversion

    Unfortunately, the starboard side "Grumman Ironworks" nose art decal for my Big Cat was incorrect on my sheet so, I'm waiting on that before I can continue. It's a shame because I was really making good progress on the Big Cat. I'm hoping it shows up sooner than later. Steve "TOMCATS FOREVER, BABY...!"
  14. They look really good !! Steve "TOMCATS FOREVER, BABY...!"
  15. Not too shabby there bud, they look really good. Steve "TOMCATS FOREVER, BABY...!"
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