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  1. Hasegawa 1/48 F-14A Tomcat, built out of the box. It’s not a fall together kit, but it does build into a wonderful finished representation of the ultimate Grumman cat. Built to show the CAG bird of VF111 when they stopped over at NAS Atsugi after WestPac cruise 1986/7 before returning home. Here is the build thread Thanks for looking. Si
  2. Evening all, So I got down to finishing the seats, attaching the aerials and putting the canopy on. I did loose two of the aerials however as they ‘pinged’ off the tweezers and after extensive looking it’s been consumed by the carpet monster. So if any one out there has any spares please PM me...thanks. I’ve done the base and here are the completed model and in time too. It was built straight from the box, with no extras, just Aeromaster decals. It’s really enjoyable to build, and with the prices falling on eBay all it needs is some resin seats. Thanks for all you support...enjoy. So Craig what’s the next GB? Si
  3. Looking good Craig, that grey looks spot on
  4. Well it’s starting to come together, doing the red “bits”. I’ve used a Sharpie as it’s soooooo much easier than loads of masking. On the leading edges, they get worn in a distinctive way, so to simulate that I went over XF7 with the sharpie to give the tones...it’s kinda worked. Masked the walk ways Masking removed, and looks too flat Then weathered Thanks for looking Si
  5. Thanks for your kind words, as a kit it’s very good, but it does need lots of dry fitting, but I’ve not used any filler. So so here are come more pic of the decals completed, followed by a oil pin wash. Followed by a gloss coat and lots of oils... Thanks for looking Si
  6. What about early VF1 Wolfpack, then VF84......?
  7. ISome more photos of the pre-mottling, followed by H325 Gunze Gull grey, then Future gloss coat, ready for decals. Thanks for stopping by Cheers Si
  8. Thanks Craig, So some more progress shots, first the added weight in the nose, lead shot and superglue Then leave it overnight in iced water, so it doesn’t melt as the superglue goes off. Cockpit in and all ready for paint after a coat of Mr Surfacer. Heavily diluted XF2 over the primer to make it look blotchy, I prefer this method to pre-shading, think it’s more subtle, although more time consuming. More to follow soon. Thanks for stopping by. Si
  9. Right, time to catch up with some updates.... Exhausts Cockpit... Airframe... Yes, needed some ‘larger’ clamps to get the intakes on. It’s not a “shake-n-bake” kit, but it does go together well with a little persuasion . Thanks for your kind words Craig, very much appreciated from such a good modeller. More to follow, thanks for looking. Si
  10. Hi all, having issues with photobucket... so this is a test to see if Imgr is any better... Cheers Si
  11. So, after much “encouragement” from Craig and then from other members of our bi-monthly model meeting and the donation of the kit and decal sheet by Tim, I had nowhere to hide...so I hope I can do you both justice. So, this is my first group build, and it’s been a breath of fresh air and a break from my current (massive) project of a 1/144 LUT. Tim, thank you so much for your generosity. So I started at the meeting, so start date is Friday 13th.... wish me me luck and enjoy the progress cheers Si
  12. WOW....exceptional modelling skill, thank you for sharing Si
  13. Update time... I started on the canopies, and reached into the bottom of the box and to my horror found.... So so a phone call to The Hobby Company, and a small hit on the debit card and replacement sprue will be arriving from Japan in a couple of weeks. Mean while, I’ve nicked the canopies out of my J, along with the centre tank and inbourd pylons. Navy pylons and Trumpeter TER’s as I think they look better than the Tamiya ones. ALQ-87 looked too long to my eye...so I attacked it with the razor saw... then reassembled, think it looks better. Some photo etch.. Then it was painting time.. Thanks for looking Si
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