Hasegawa F-14D Tomcat, Vandy 1, 1/48 scale
Hello iModeler! Long time no post. Here is my first commissioned build.
My client requested it be in flight with a full load of ordnance. That made mounting kind of tricky but I found a way in the end. I bent a clear acrylic rod to a suitable shape with the use of a heat gun. I also inserted two sections of brass tube into the rod, and another two sections of the next size up into the Sparrow well. The rod fits snugly between the Phoenix missiles and supports the weight of the model.
For the base, I drew up a VX-9 Vandy 1 patch in Illustrator, then printed it as a decal and applied to the base over a coat of Future.
Since I had a pic with a good angle, I played with it in Photoshop. I color corrected the jet and added a sky background with appropriate heat blur. Anyways, this is what I came up with. Thanks for looking!
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