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
Kit: Hasegawa 1/72 Grumman F-14A Tomcat "USS John F. Kennedy Fighter Squadrons"
History: On January 4, 1989, two US F-14 Tomcats of VF-32 Swordsmen downed two Lybian Mig-23 floggers. The Tomcats were AC-207 flying lead and AC-202 as wingman. *i[...]
1/72 HobbyBoss F-14D Super Tomcat. I went with the VF-2 Bounty Hunters CAG bird (the kit has 3 decal options!). Overall the kit was a really nice build that went together well. No major issues at all. A couple of areas needed just a bit of putty[...]
Finished, the last few detail where added, pitot tube repaired for the 157th time. Hope you like it.
My first F-14A Tomcat
My first F-14 on a 1/144 scale.
I used the following add-ons
Shelf Oddity - photoetched metal plate
Res-im - resin elements
Master - pitot tube