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F-14A Tamiya 1/32 - VF-154 - The Duke project

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Hi people !

 

This is my next project , “The Duke” 

 

       I’ll be using this Tamiya 1/32 scale very well know kit , a classic , that in my opinion could have some update since it debut , for example , the first generation design of the  main landing gear  wheels , a “ redesign “ of the cockpit .. but it is just a point of view …

 

       My objective in this work will be to hone my skills in weathering  technics , this is why I choose this specific jet . .. some colleagues on the net have done amazing work, as a result there are very realistic models .. so , cutting the crap:D, let's go into the job..

 

       My references .. almost all pictures that I use as reference for this project came from http://www.carrierbuilders.net

 

 

At first , some pictures of the real guy 

 

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The Duke project ..

 

The kit .. Tamiya 1/32 model 

 

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After markets , so far ..

 

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the cockpit 

 

the usual ... cutting some corners, sanding some edges, correcting some fit defects .. about resin sets and photetch . fitting the pieces each in its proper place.

 

 

I will not paint the original surface from the resin set , so...

 

 

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PS.. not finished yet , but,  so far  so good ... 

 

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The Duke is rolling ... BKR Baby!!

 

to be continue... 

 

Edited by Fabio taira

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Well, this should be an interesting build, especially when you get to painting and weathering!

 

If I was the pilot, I would refuse to get in until the ground crew cleaned my plane. Or I would be out on a Sunday afternoon with my bucket and a sponge getting the sparkle back.

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All our jets got that dirty in AirWing FIVE. We were busy, but I do remember no-fly, all hand scrub down days. My first scrubdown was me and the Skipper on one particular jet in shorts, cranial and eye protection with scrub pads as the brown shirt kept telling us we missed a spot. 

A spotty, dirty, touched up bird meant it flew a lot, and birds that flew a lot were better with higher mission capability rates than the hangar queens that were clean. 

 

Just adding a little context. 

Collin

VS-21/CVW-5 ‘95-‘99

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Look interesting. 

 

For me all the pics past the tamiya box are not loading

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2 hours ago, Neo said:

Look interesting. 

 

For me all the pics past the tamiya box are not loading

 

Same for me, unfortunately.

 

Kev

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11 hours ago, Collin said:

All our jets got that dirty in AirWing FIVE. We were busy, but I do remember no-fly, all hand scrub down days. My first scrubdown was me and the Skipper on one particular jet in shorts, cranial and eye protection with scrub pads as the brown shirt kept telling us we missed a spot. 

A spotty, dirty, touched up bird meant it flew a lot, and birds that flew a lot were better with higher mission capability rates than the hangar queens that were clean. 

 

Just adding a little context. 

Collin

VS-21/CVW-5 ‘95-‘99

A honor have you here sir ..  

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Posted (edited)

Collin , Neo , Kevin and phantom ...! ..

 

  take a look if is ok now..  if not yet , call again please ..!

 

:thumbsup:

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6 hours ago, LSP_Kevin said:

 

Same for me, unfortunately.

 

Kev

 

Hey chief ..  just to confirm ... still have problem to see the pictures in my post?..

 

thanks .. FT

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3 minutes ago, Fabio taira said:

 

Hey chief ..  just to confirm ... still have problem to see the pictures in my post?..

 

thanks .. FT

 

All good now!

 

Kev

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