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[...]
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[...]
this kit from hobbyboss cost only 15€ for a really good quality. The decals where beautiful, very well protected. The wing system for variable geometry is not good there is to much space between the 2 wings so some time they're are not at the sa[...]
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[...]
“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[...]
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[...]
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
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[...]
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[...]