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Gulf Of Sidra

November 9, 2016 in Aviation

1/48 Tamiya F-14A VF-41 completed in three weeks . This kit was just a blast to build. Enjoyed every bit of the build. painted with Tamiya Paints . I had to replace the pitot tube with with tiny drill bit . keep bending it I plan on building another very soon ๐Ÿ™‚

Cheers Brian

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14 responses to Gulf Of Sidra

  1. This is a very nice build. The details are amazing. Great job !!!

  2. Looks like I’ll have to put this one on my wish list for Santa. lol

  3. Brian, Excellent looking Tomcat, I do like the VF-41. Your finish gives it a nice & realistic look. Well done!
    For pitot tube’s I use a 21g hypodermic needle (in 1/48 scale) with a small piece of brass wire glued into the end. I then sand the tip down to the desired shape (point or blunt). Very effective and tough. It also looks great. I do like what you’ve done here, just passing this on an option for you.

  4. Not easy to make an easy build out of such a complex airframe, but Tamiya really is the best in this respect. Now I wish they would make a 1/48 P-38 to the same building standard some time in the future…

  5. Very smart build Brian. That’s a very sharp finish you have achieved.

  6. It’s a brave man who puts his intakes under a macro lens. Very nice work indeed.

  7. Nice decent wheathering, Brian.
    The kit is on my list, just like on pretty much everybody’s, I guess.
    Mine will be much filthier though.

  8. Love what you’ve achieved here but what’s the deal with the jet nozzles ?

    • When the F-14 shut down, one nozzle stayed open while going through the process, while the other constricted. As I recall, it was due to supplying power to the aircraft systems…..

  9. Very nice-looking Tomcat! Some nice subtle shading – helps to make these grey-scheme birds have more dimension.

  10. Very nice Brian, even if it is a grey jet. ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Terrific work on ‘Fast Eagle 107’, Brian! Did you use the new Furball decal sheet for the markings, or the old Detail & Scale sheet?

  12. ๐Ÿ™‚ … Greetings … ๐Ÿ™‚ :
    Exemplary work on that TOMCAT Brian.
    The weathering and shading looks very convincing.
    I applaud your choice on the markings. In my opinion, very historical and very interesting story.

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