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#16 Peterpools

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Posted 23 March 2018 - 11:58 PM

Thanks Gaz

The Big Cat sure has me fired up and of course, I have about two weeks to actually finish her!

Going to give it my best

Peter


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Posted 24 March 2018 - 12:00 AM

Thanks Roger

It's been a all out effort and I've been working on the Tomcat for a little over two weeks.

I just saw I left out the nose gear photo which I'll post in a little bit and this assembly took longer then any other part of the build to date.

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Posted 24 March 2018 - 12:01 AM

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Posted 24 March 2018 - 12:03 AM

Much appreciated Chris.

I'm hoping for a minor miracle in actually finishing for the Mosquitocon, which is the first of the two contests I want to try my hand at. It's tight and I've been spending way too much time at the bench but so far, I'm about even with the timing. I'm not sure how much extra detail paint work I'll have time for but it's an all out effort for sure

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Posted 24 March 2018 - 12:03 AM

Carl

Right with you and glad I have very good company.

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Posted 24 March 2018 - 12:04 AM

Bstarr

Much appreciated and grab one when you can - the kit is a gem

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Posted 24 March 2018 - 12:06 AM

Much appreciated José

can't think of any better medicine to get me off my duff

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Posted 24 March 2018 - 12:07 AM

Mark

Glad you're on board

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Posted 24 March 2018 - 12:08 AM

Yikes

I just discovered I left out the nose gear photo - not that it's earth shattering but it does show the beautiful detail Tamiya molded into the kit.

 

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Posted 24 March 2018 - 12:53 AM

i nearly bought this kit last week, i was debating this or the HB one, so im following this closely 


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Posted 24 March 2018 - 01:02 AM

Mark

Lots of differences between the two kits and what Tamiya didn't do, with the control surfaces, Hobby Boss did. But when it comes to fit and detail, my money is on Papa Tamiya.

Looking forward to your decision down the not to ditand road.

Peter


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Posted 24 March 2018 - 05:24 PM

Yikes, another GOOF.

Steve (A-10 Loader) sent me a PM regarding the block number of Tamiya's kit and the block number of Miss Molly - and they aren't the same and what needs to be done to make the changes from one block to another. The goal for the build is to enter the Tomcat in both the Mosquitocon and Noreastscon Contests in the Box Stock category and even the simplest of changes, aren't allowed. I just assumed the decals were correct for the Tamiya kit and you know what happens when you assume something! I also should have read the decal instructions a lot more carefully. I located a set of Furball decals for the Tamiya's Tomcat, straight form the box and they are on their way. Steve did explain exactly the the block numbers I'm working with and while I'm not exactly there, I'm close enough;

"160379 is a Block 95 jet. This should be fine. The Tamiya kit is a Block 85 - Early 95 jet OOB so, the Block 85 jets would include BUNO's from 159588 - 159637 and the EARLY Block 95 jets would be BUNO's 160379 - 160414." Thanks Steve for all your help - greatly appreciated.

 

VF-41 Black Aces 160379, USS Nimitz 1976

 

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Posted 24 March 2018 - 07:20 PM

Peter,

Whatever you depict, it will look spectacular!

Cheers, Tom
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Posted 24 March 2018 - 10:08 PM

Good catch! This is exactly the type of detail that I never care about, but if you're putting in a contest I can see why it matters. This new scheme looks good - never seen those markings before
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Posted 25 March 2018 - 05:20 PM

Yeah, that squares with my research as well.  I'm planning on a Block 95 bird, BuNo 160386 that I photographed at the Selfridge ANGB open house in 1977...  Been wanting to do a model of her ever since!  She was only a few months old at the time, and VF-84 had yet to take their Cats to sea when I took the photo!  Weathering?  We don't need no stinking weathering!

 

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