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  1. Excellent work Marcel, things are falling into place nicely. Steve
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    1/18th scale JSI F-14B Tomcat conversion

    Thanks everyone for all your kind and positive feedback, I'm truly humbled. Steve "TOMCATS FOREVER, BABY...!"
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    F-14B VF-103 "Jolly Rogers" 1/32 Trumpeter

    Beautiful job on everything Fanch, she looks so real !! It was a pleasure to follow this build. Steve "TOMCATS FOREVER, BABY...!
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    1/18th scale JSI F-14B Tomcat conversion

    Thanks very much for all your kind words everyone, I really appreciate that. I still want to take other pics of her, with something next to her, to give everyone the scale of the project. Steve "TOMCATS FOREVER, BABY...!"
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    1/18 F-14 Jolly Rogers "nose art".

    Your missile bodies will be FS 36375, Light Ghost Gray and, your stripes will be yellow (live warhead) and brown (live rocket motor). Steve "TOMCATS FOREVER, BABY...!"
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    1/18TH JSI F-14B Tomcat conversion

    Thanks guys, much appreciated. The final pics are up in the Ready for Inspection section. Steve "TOMCATS FOREVER, BABY...!"
  7. Report post Posted 2 hours ago Greetings all, This has been quite the project and would not have been possible without the following people for all their help, suggestions and, ideas. Without their support, this would not have been possible. To JSI for creating the 1/18th scale Tomcat even with it's spots and all. To Marek, may he rest in peace. His amazing talents inspired me to take on this project. His craftsmanship was second to none. Hopefully you approve Marek. To Brian Plesica, of "FIGHTERTOWN DECALS", for upscaling the markings for a custom sheet. Without the markings there would have been no point in going ahead with this project. To Dan Teker for reaching out to Brian Plesica and getting he and I together. To Janos Carpenter for generously donating the necessary parts that I needed to create a "BOMBCAT." He's a super person and, an even better friend. To my buddy Ted Dyer for his hard work in casting me the resin rear Phoenix pallets, four bomb racks and, the four MK-83' s to make this Tomcat unique in this scale. Thanks also to Ted for reaching out to his friend Pete Nuskey, a very talented machinist, who drilled the holes at the proper angels for the two inch acrylic rods. To Nathan Horchem for the resin GE F110 engine nozzles. To Nick Williamson, of FOXThre3Customs, for our long phone talks and his encouragement, thanks brother. To Brian "OOMPA" Marbrey for supplying me with reference pics of my jet, answering MANY questions, sharing his modeling expertise and, his vast knowledge of the Tomcat, thanks bud ! To Chuck Sawyer and Marcell for their tip on the walkways. The Rust-Oleum textured spray worked awesome and looks the part for this scale. And last but not least, my two long time good friends and modellers, Duane "BUZZ" Lockwood and Ed "Gunny" Miranda. BUZZ made me my aluminum Alpha probe for the nose and helped out with the aft end fuselage shape for the B/D model. Their friendship, countless hours of support and suggestions helped me see this project thru to completion, thanks guys !! And finally, to ALL the members of LSP who followed this never ending re-build. There are so many very talented builders on this forum who do amazing things with plastic. Thank you for all your encouraging words and support which helped me to see this thru to completion. I am humbled that you showed interest in my work. There were a lot of good days and bad days with this project. More time away from the bench than at it but, I was determined to stick with it and get her finished. It was definitely a labor of love and just my little part to help keep the Big Fighter's spirit alive. I'm very proud to have created such a unique piece and tried to do the 'ole girl justice. Thanks to everyone, enjoy the pics. Steve "TOMCATS FOREVER, BABY...!"
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    1/18TH JSI F-14B Tomcat conversion

    Greetings all, Some "detail" shots to share with you and the final pics will be posted later on today in the Ready for Inspection area. Thanks everyone for sticking around. Steve "TOMCATS FOREVER, BABY...!" Yaw string added using 34 gauge wire painted white. The "pointy" Angle of Attack sensor probe replaced with the tip of an old sewing needle. Probes added to the port side of the jet. Probes added to the starboard side of the jet including the scratch-built Temperature probe (top left). The RIO in his office. The Pilot in his office. Notice the scratch-built "SparrowHawk" HUD. Heat exchangers painted. The leading edge details really show up nicely after being painted.
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    1/18TH JSI F-14B Tomcat conversion

    Still waiting on the weather folks, sorry. Wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and remember our troops deployed who can't be home. Steve "TOMCATS FOREVER, BABY...!"
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    S-3B Viking - scratchbuilt

    Great job on those, nice touch. Steve
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    Hobby boss 1/18 harrier 2 plus build

    For some reason the same pic posted twice. Let's try this again. Steve
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    Hobby boss 1/18 harrier 2 plus build

    BTW Leontuitt1985, here's what that "crossover " fairing should look like for your Harrier IF you add the ammo/gun pod. Like I said, the kit part is totally wrong. Steve
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    Hobby boss 1/18 harrier 2 plus build

    Darn, it's all the same stuff that comes with the pre-built kit. Thanks for trying. Steve
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    Hobby boss 1/18 harrier 2 plus build

    I have the pre-built version of this kit. I recently added a ammo/gun pod system to my jet. I scratch-built the fairing between the two pods because the kit one was totally wrong. My question is, since the kit version comes with the ammo/gun pods does it also include the centerline pylon for the targeting pod ? I need to scratch-build this pylon and can't find any reference pics of it anywhere, thanks. Great start on the kit BTW. Steve
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    1/18 F-14 Jolly Rogers "nose art".

    They were FS 36375, Light Ghost Gray. Steve "TOMCATS FOREVER, BABY...!"