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  1. I think the problem could be that glow in the dark paints usually should be applied quite thick. However I wonder if somebody makes the decals like this. For example it was one of the selling points for one of the F-14 kits: http://ka-models.co.kr/?product=172-f-14a-plus-tomcat-santacat&ckattempt=1
  2. Revell 1/48 F-14D set with glue and paints. Saw it in the toy shop however parents were bit skeptical about me being able to build it. When my father showed up in my room next morning to "help" me with the build he was surprised to see that I progressed quite far (I woke at about 6 and started the build) and did not need any help. Built it as VF-31, however painted nose in silver instead of black... But what would you expect from a 7 year old?
  3. This name is really good food for thought: it was 13 years between Phantoms and there was nothing common between them, however it is almost 50 years between Eagles...
  4. Usually Kitlinx prices are quite good, however I would wait until it would show up on Sprue Brothers and Mega Hobby since lot of times Kitlinx special order such items thus prices might be a bit higher if the model is not in stock in US. If those prices are quite high on a few occasions I found myself it could be way cheaper to order on the evilBay from a seller in the original country (Zvezda airliners are usually almost twice cheaper in such way).
  5. Nice one. Did you mean to post it in the "Ready for Inspection" section?
  6. Ah, didn't realize you are ok with the "clean" configuration. The latter picture is more to what I had in mind and is probably more close to actual combat configuration: you have here TARPS, chaff dispenser, countermeasures, training AIM-9 and ACMI. However this picture is from 90th or 2000nds: looks like it is F-14B.
  7. Under one wing it would probably have training versions of AIM-7 and AIM-9 on the other it would have training pods like here http://www.anft.net/f-14/f14-detail-tacts-01.htm Another possible loadout: http://www.anft.net/f-14/f14-detail-eca-01.htm
  8. If it is done on the same level as their early iteration of 737 classic (the ones where they copied Minicraft) then it would be the safest way for your mental health to put it in the trash bin. You might want to keep decals since there is a chance it was done by Begemot or somebdy similar so it should be ok when you put it on a better 757. PS: majority of their early airliner models are knockoffs. However I heard they did the same for the current iteration of 737 classic which people say is "inspired" by fantastic 737 from Dako.
  9. Model them all inflight? In such case you can put them on the stands of different height so you would form up two rows. In addition to that you can put a model on a stand in a tilted, climb up or dive in position which would add dynamic to the model and save space.
  10. Inflight AC-130 firing all guns and launching flares?
  11. Hmm... I had a backup thought of making it out of clear sheets and then tinting that my usual way, however bit a bit hesitant on trying to scratchbuilding the canopy (my biggest worry is the way it spikes up in the front top.
  12. Well. Revell one is bright yellow and when I built it long time ago this is what I did and it was bugging me every time I looked at the result so I am trying to figure out if there is a good way to get it more "realistic" look.
  13. XF-6 is copper and X-19 is "smoke" (clear black tint). I am trying to achieve a color that is in between gold and copper with a sheen of metal flake that I can see in real life on EA-6B, F-22, F-35 and F-16 (judging not by photos but more from my encounters with these planes at the airshows). The yellow that is provided py Revell IMHO way off.
  14. I have 1/48 Revell F-117 https://www.scalemates.com/kits/revell-85-5848-f-117a-nighthawk--159026 . Long time ago I've built similar one which was lost when I moved few years ago and I decided to build it again to fill the gap in crazy planes in unusual schemes. However what always bugged me about this kit is yellow canopy. My usual way of dealing with "golden" canopies is to dilute Tamiya XF-6 in Future and give a canopy few passes. After that I dilute X-19 and give it few passes. After that canopy looks like quite close to what I see in real F-22 or F-35. However I have no idea what would be
  15. Well, it would be interesting to see the end result. Here is the diorama idea
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