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Tony Oliver

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About Tony Oliver

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    I need to get out more...
  • Birthday 21/01/1983

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    North Yorkshire / Windsor
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    Trying to glue & paint bits of plastic.

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  1. Tony Oliver

    1/72 AMK Kfir C2

    Lovely crisp build mate
  2. Tony Oliver

    What new stuff have you bought/been gifted?

    A load of work on the car. Wish it was gifted lol.
  3. Tony Oliver

    Tamiya 48th scale F-14A

    Looking good Richard. Along the theme of extra patches of light ghost grey - the front portions of the glove pylons on some of these had 36375 there too.
  4. Tony Oliver

    British Army green

    And here is something in green I drove to the ranges the other day... Rather faded I think you’ll all agree! Check out the ‘tan line’ from the bonnet (opened for first parade) Hope this is of use to someone. Also note on offside where some green has scratched through to black from when it would have been two tone and then down to bare metal aswell.
  5. Yeah. Do people want a static scale model or a toy? No real way I reckon can you get posable wings that can be ‘dirty’ too. Any mechanism that allows movable flaps to then sweep the wings will be over scale or simplifed to give strength. Scale model for me please. Perhaps if I was twelve and wanted to hang it from my ceiling I might’ve felt different. Whats next - polycaps so the wheels can roll?
  6. Tony Oliver

    Put a Face to your Name Mk.II

    Myself on the windsor half marathon yesterday - 30/09/18
  7. That is top notch paintwork pal
  8. Tony Oliver

    Tamiya 48th scale F-14A

    Hiya, yeah defo has a lighter grey on the fin leading edges. Not very tidy at the base though. 36375? I was going to suggest that the leading edges along with the white modex shadow and yellow fincaps were a way of distinguishing the plane from the line birds as the executive officers mount, 202. As in the third most important plane in the sqn after the cag and co (presumably who were still gull with colour insignia at this time) but that idea doesn’t seem relevant after seeing 207 with its white drop shadow and yellow caps too. Perhaps on this jet they were left in coroguard when it was painted from gull to tps, then the corroguard painted over a while later? As in maybe 202 existed for a brief timeframe in tps with coroguard on tailfins, then they later painted the leading edges which different/fresh paint. In the late 70’s Vf142 had a period of not quite all over gull (a low white demarcation) with corroguard still present on all leading edges of flying surfaces (think hooded skull superimposed over AE code on outer fin markings), when just about everyone else had gone to full overall gull with just wing leading edge having corroguard. Just a wild stab in the dark which doesn’t make sense when in some these other pics you can see full gull ghostriders with solid grey tails. (No corroguard) Also, The modex of 114 (gull with the tps nosecone) would suggest its a vf143 bird. Tony
  9. Tony Oliver

    Tamiya 48th scale F-14A

    Lovely stuff so far Richard! I know what you mean about the 36495 bellies of these initial tps schemes and the vf143 jets (sister sqn) also wearing them. I have the 1/72 version of that microscale sheet. No crew names provided though. Are there any on the 48th one? That pic you linked is one I have bookmarked to aswell a while back when looking into building this jet. A couple other things I noticed when making notes are possibly some spares/replacement parts in white - The main u/c bay door and drop tank pylon. Keep up the good work! Tony
  10. Tony Oliver

    Too many 1/72 Hobbyboss F-14 Tomcats

    Thanks mate! The only thing that may be adorned with the jolly rogers logo’s is the hasegawa egg plane tomcat I got hold of recently - keeping that for a quick/fun build in the new year perhaps. Anyways all moved in now and gave the cabinet an upgrade so will get some pics. Plus still need to do the RFI for the vf2 and show the work here of the first three I completed plus update their respective RFI’s... Tony
  11. Tony Oliver

    Do you reuse masking tape?

    Yes and no. As you say tape it expensive. I only use tamiya. The stuff right next to the paint, no that is fresh everytime. Same as @Pin - other bits that ‘backfill’ surrounding areas, yes. You can use those bits a few time over during a painting session of masking several things. Eg fresh tape on all demarcations for each separate part/area. One set of ‘backfill’ tape pieces. Spray one part. Remove excess tape bits and place onto second part. Repeat. Till it loses its stick or gets too much paint on it etc. Tony.
  12. Tony Oliver

    Colourset improvements

    Great idea! Thanks for taking the time to do this Jamie. Tony
  13. Tony Oliver

    Tamiya Delta Tomcat

    Bummer dude! Was looking great too. Out of interest which masking fluid was it? I know its a bit late but may help in the future- as a general rule I only put masking fluid straight on a tough lacquer type paint eg Mr paint or Mr Colour etc. On others I tend to do it after the gloss coat. I think what may have happened is the masking fluid has slightly dissolved and then bonded to/becoming part of the soft mig/Vallejo paint. Also - Humbrol maskol is the easiest to remove, the mr hobby stuff is even more aggressive. Sorry again for your loss Tony
  14. Tony Oliver

    F-14A drop tanks 1/72

    @Vlad I have plenty of spare 1/72 tomcat drop tanks. I can send you some if you’re not too far?
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