BuNo. 157982, First flown on 12/28/71 it was the third pre-production F-14A built. It was used primarily to determine flight characteristics. one such test was asymmetrical wing sweep. In a series of flights between 12/19/85 to 2/28/86 the right[...]
The need for speed finally hit me and I decided to work on jet subject, today its the Tamiya F-14A kit modified into an F-14B of sorts. As far as I'm concerned this is among the best kits out there in the world of modelling, great details, gr[...]
So, here's my next project. It is an F-14 from Italery in 1/48 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 accur[...]
This project began shortly after i took GYPSY 203, a VF-32 Tomcat built for John Lawler, to the IPMS Nationals in Phoenix. Having enjoyed building the Tamiya Tomcat, i wanted to build one for myself.
I was inspired by an issue of SCALE MODELER[...]
The most beautiful plane ever built (the real one, not my model) :) Lol
The Tamiya kit is simply beautiful.
At the moment I have not make it perfect but I think I will build even more to do it justice.
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 suit[...]
The red tomato!!! VF-101 Grim Reapers AD-101. 1/72 Hasegawa F-14B with Toptierhobby decals, Verlinden resin detail set, and Hasegawa weapons. This was a pretty decent build. It's from Hasegawa's 2014 Jolly Rogers History 2 kit combo and to be ho[...]
This is the original Hasa. molding of the F-14A. with older microscale decals which of course I used the VF-31 selection. The kit went together well, I was apprehensive in building this after the experience that I had with the Ertl/AMT. kit. I d[...]
The model features a Grumman F-14D Tomcat, BuNo. 164342, VF-2 "Bounty Hunters" of May 2003 Operation Iraqi Freedom
The kit does not feel very good