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A Wolf In Cat’s Wings

INTRODUCTION “There isn't enough thrust in Christendom to fix this plane.” With that sentence, Vice Admiral Thomas Connolly sealed the fate of the F-111B and his Navy career. Out of the ashes of a plane totally unsuited for carrier operations a[...]

‘iModeler at the Movies’ – Part 4

Who doesn’t like a bit of time travel? This movie is a little guilty pleasure of mine, HAVE to watch it when it comes on TV. ‘The Final Countdown’... Chuck Villanueva’s project to pit Tomcat against Zero. Yep, a little bit of a mismatch, bu[...]

Grumman F-14D Super Tomcat, AMK 1/48

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

2019 IN REVIEW-A Year and an end to a Decade

So after several attempts finally got it too post. So lets end 2019. It was rather an ambitious plan to build at least 12 models several in Group Builds others just to add variety and planned before any GB's. I was able to actually start[...]

1/72 F-14A VF-32 Mig-killer “Gypsy 202”

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 VF-2 Bounty Hunters

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[...]

F-14 Tomcat Naval Strike Air Warfare Center, Hasegawa 1/72 .

Finished, the last few detail where added, pitot tube repaired for the 157th time. Hope you like it.

Creepy crawlies…

I won't be doing a blow by blow, but here is just what the Dr ordered after a long detailed build like the Tomcat I just finished. A good old Monogram Tom Daniel kit...More to come later!

Victory!

Well here she is, Victory 201 COs bird, VF-84, USS Theodore Roosevelt 1989 Maiden Voyage cruise. This is a wonderful kit, but I would say it is not one of Tamiya's shake-n-bake kits. Like their 1/32 P-51, you really need to pay attention to cl[...]

Diamondback Bombcat. 1/48 F-14B Tomcat

Tamiya kit, Steel Beach conversion, Fightertown decals.