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Šimon Guryča
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F-14 Italeri 1/48

January 31, 2021 · in Aviation · · 10 · 1.8K

So, here's my next project. It is an from Italery in scale. As a kit, it's not very accurate, but that's to be expected, because it's just a pretty old kit.

Definitely missing some riveting panels are quite simplified. As for the accuracy of the parts, I would say that except for a few things it's quite good, the main thing that didn't fit there is

transition from the nose and fuselage (the transition is behind the cockpit). Otherwise, there are a few finished details, such as: modified seats, wires in the landing gear shafts, landing gear legs, etc ..

What I have to mention is that the canopy of the cabin is modified, it is not adapted to be open, so there I finished some dashboards and a piston that keeps the glass open.

Well, I managed to paint it quite well, but it's a pretty big surface, so it's not quite perfect. Otherwise, I also used preshading, which eventually revived it quite a bit, so at least I think so.

The decals are quite thick and there are large areas on the signposts, unfortunately I had air left there, but otherwise fine, then I hjenom to woskoval and easily made a patina and thus I finished

building my F-14. Overall, I enjoyed it and learned a lot of new things, such as preshading.

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  1. Nice work on that. I don’t think that kit is that awful. It’s basic shapes are ok, a lot better then the Italeri 1/72 Tomcat.

  2. Aaahhh yyeeaahh

  3. Do have to say that this build looks great, Šimon .
    Detailing and paintwork is very nicely done.
    And yes, the surface of the F14 is rather big.

  4. 🙂 ... Greetings ... 🙂 :
    Good job on that model Šimon .
    A little old but it can be built in a very pleasing way, your work is a clear example of that.

  5. Great job on this, Šimon.
    Nice weathering!

  6. Hmmmm... nicely done :DDD

  7. Nicely done, looks good in the Felix scheme.

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