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  1. Wow, I am finally starting a Tomcat build! For some inexplicable reason I have never done an F-14. This will be the Trumpeter kit with every available piece of resin thrown at it. I think part of the reason I have never done an F-14 is that there are so many good F-14 build threads out there so I won't really have much to add. On the other hand I am very weary of trying too hard with this project, there are so many online Tomcat builds that start very strong and then go cold, most likely because the projects turn out to be never ending affairs. I will be building a VF-213 bird using the Fightertown Lions Last Roar sheet. Most likely I will be building "200" (more pics here and here) but there is still an outside chance I will end up with "213". Opinions welcome! I have only just started the kit but thus far I am really pleased with the fit. The panels covering the gun fit as well as can be expected, I had read that these can be a major pain to assemble but it's not too bad. The vents have been opened in some cases, obviously it still needs a lot of clean up work to be done. A little trick that may help is drilling the back of the compartments out like this. This enabled me to push the panels out a little with a needle in case they are too sunk. If the panels are too sunk, it will be a major pain trying to smooth out. This is what GE F110 production line looks like I am using the Aires sets and note that I am working on an F-16 F110 also. Cheers, Marcel
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