F-14A Tomcat, Tamiya 1/48 – the iModeler award for October

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  • Last reply 4 months ago
  • 1/48, dual build, F-14, Tamiya
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  • Tomáš Pelej said 7 months, 2 weeks ago:

    Hello Modellers,

    At Christmas, I started building a model that I received as a win for the best model in October.

    Because I had one identical kit at home, I’m building two at once.

    I bought Eduard’s resin bikes, Quickboost chairs and Chin, and Fightertown decals decals.

    The kit is perfect and therefore the building is in perfect condition. Current situation in photos

    21 attached images. Click to enlarge.

  • Greg Kittinger said 7 months, 2 weeks ago:

    Two nice looking cockpits there! It is coming together very well.

  • Josh Patterson said 7 months, 1 week ago:

    I love the cockpit in this kit, and you did a bang up job painting them! I also like the fact that you can slip the wing over the stub after painting. I really want a Tamiya Tomcat now! I see there is nothing behind the wing, do they give you an insert to depict the air bag being inflated when the wing is in the forward position? Also, do they give you both open and closed exhaust nozzles? That was my favorite part of the old Academy kit. TF30 powered Tomcats were usually seen parked with one nozzle open and the other closed (unless they had been manipulated during maintenance) and Academy let you do that by supplying both.

  • Tomáš Pelej said 7 months, 1 week ago:

    Hello, there are two versions of the inflatable bags (inflated and blown) and two versions of the lamellae at the point where the wing moves in the hull.

    The nozzles are in the kit 4. Two closed and two open. Everyone can choose what they like more 🙂

    Nozzles from my last building

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  • Josh Patterson said 7 months, 1 week ago:

    Yes. The TF30 did have a very elegant looking tailpipe!

  • Tomáš Pelej said 5 months, 1 week ago:

    After a long time, the next step. I sprayed both cats with a surface and began to spray with a black background

    3 attached images. Click to enlarge.

  • Tomáš Pelej said 5 months, 1 week ago:

    cats in black 🙂

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  • Pedro L. Rocha said 5 months, 1 week ago:

    That’s some top notch painting Tomáš. Looking forward to see the pair built

  • George Williams said 5 months, 1 week ago:

    Two Tomcats, how cool is that!

  • Richard Mcstay said 5 months, 1 week ago:

    Two at once…. Now that’s just showing off! Excellent progress so far.

  • Tomáš Pelej said 5 months ago:

    splash camouflage. Here are a couple of photos as I advanced. The result will be the breaking of the uniform gray color. The next procedure will be lighter gray as – 50 shades of gray

    3 attached images. Click to enlarge.

  • Tomáš Pelej said 4 months, 3 weeks ago:

    The camouflage base is finished. I chase the chassis shaft and come in a glossy finish

    4 attached images. Click to enlarge.

  • Tomáš Pelej said 4 months, 1 week ago:

    next steps. I applied decals of the VF-114 Ardvarks squadron “Vark of Arabia” and I applied neutralwash

    5 attached images. Click to enlarge.

  • Craig Abrahamson said 4 months, 1 week ago:

    Great lookin’ ‘Cat, my friend….gonna be a beauty. 🙂

  • David Hansen said 4 months ago:

    Aardvarks. Cool!

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