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  1. That's my Tomcat. VF-1, their second cruise on USS Enterprise, on 1976. A real joy to build this kit. Quickboost seats and Fightertown decals. The most difficult part was to find out a bird with Tamiya block 85 configuration (standard beaver tail and two-grills gun vent), but still with the tan radome. Thanks to Forums and to a dedicated Facebook group I found two, choosing Wichita106. Now I Iook forward to see a new release from Tamiya, in A late version. Hope you like it! Paolo
  2. Some random shots of VF-1 Tomcats during visits to NAS Miramar, a.k.a. Fightertown USA... Starting with standard markings for the time, Bu No 161296, NE 107, in 1983 Now the strange ones. SAM Volume 25 Number 1 has a profile of NE 105 in this scheme, stating that it was flown as an adversary aircraft. Anyone have any more on this scheme? BuNo unknown, NE 111, March 1983. Canopy and windscreen masked for painting. BuNo 161290, NE 104, March 1983 BuNo 161292, NE 105, March 1983 BuNo 162599, NE 101, August 1991 BuNo unknown, NE 110, August 1991 Thanks for looking, Sven
  3. Hello! Finished on last friday VF-1 Valkyrie from Macross anime in 1/48 by Hasegawa. Additional two sets of PE parts from Hasegawa and Jasmine Models. Carrier deck from Steel Scorpion and resin carrier tractor from PWMP. Carrier crew also from Hasegawa is on workbench. Hope you'll like it
  4. Hey everyone, Here's my first RFI (and first Tomcat) for this year, Hasegawa's original 1970s-era issue. You can read the WIP here but in summary: Model: Hasegawa JS-134 in 1/72 Build: OOB mostly but the seats & cockpit got some minor tarting up Decals: VF-1 Wolfpack from the later Hasegawa 04039 boxing Paint: White sprayed (Halfords), otherwise brush painted with Revell Acrylics. Future, Pro-Modellers wash, Humbrol Satin varnish She's not perfect, has a few goofs here and there and won't win any awards. But for a 70's kit, I'm really happy with it. Now on to my next Tomcat! Thanks for looking, Dermot
  5. Hi everyone, Haven't posted in what seems like ages - a combination of the Christmas holidays and the recent death of my Mum after a long and dignified battle with Alzheimers. Life is finally getting back to something like normality so have started on my first F-14 for 2014. Yep, I'm going to build just F-14s for this year in a kind of one-man-single-type-group-build way. I don't know why (or how many pints of the blackstuff I had) but it seemed like a good idea at the time in the pub to commemorate the last of Grumman's long line of great Naval fighters - afterall, it is 40 years since the first combat cruise of the Tomcat in 1974. I've got about 6 up in the stash and judging on my build speed (and the complexity of some of the kits), I don't know how many I'll get done! I will also build one for the F-14 GB here on Britmodeller later this year. For some reason, I also thought I should blog about this.......my ramblings are on the link below. So first up, I decided to start with an easy one - the first Hasegawa kit from the early '70s (?) I knew those magazines from my childhood would come in handy some day (that's the DCOS in the background, by the way) The kit was a standout in its day and while newer kits have replaced it, it still looks the part and I'm really looking forward to getting stuck into it.The cockpit and seats are very early-70's though so out with some scrap plastic.... That's all for now. Thanks for looking and enjoy your modelling. Dermot
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