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  1. Hey all, A quick post of these two lovely little models I had a lot of fun building Trumpeter's 1/144th F-14D and Revell's 1/144th F-18D. Trumpeter's 1/144th kits are an absolute blast to build- low part count, perfect fit, excellent level of detail for the scale, and stress free. The perfect antidote for taking a refreshing break from your other high maintanence builds. I used the lo-vis Tomcatters scheme from the F-14D kit on the F-18D, despite the VF-31 not having the Hornet (they currently have the F/A-18E). Also for the eagle-eyes, the wing-tip rails are not acc
  2. Gosh this one has come up already!!!! Ok This is actually a double build for me, one aircraft but for 2 builds, this one “in the Navy” and for my own SIG VF-31 Tomcatters builds. So the model is Hasegawa’s 1/48th F/A-18E model. It looks to be quite an impressive model and by all accounts a nice one to build…..not that I trust reviewers at all!!! She’ll sort of be OOB build but with just a few essentials, a new cockpit as the kit one is a bit basic...... ….some replacement exhausts with much bette
  3. Good Morning everyone I had this Hasegawa Tomcat with the livery of the VF-41 (Fast Eagle 107 - Fujimi decal for Su-22 killer) made in 2001-2002 , ruined by the matt coat then abandoned to its fate .. A couple of years ago I decided to remove the paint and repaint it better. For a period I continued the restoration of this tomcat in parallel with the construction of another one In these days of prohibition to leave the house I finally managed to finish the wor
  4. Since i was a child, when i saw on an italian modeling magazine an article about the Tomcat in VF-31 colors, i dreamed about having it in my collection. It was 1997 or so. Now, after 22 years and lot of failure, i can put a red tailed Cat in my "showroom". It's not the perfect model, but i'm very happy! Tamiya kit with some resin bits from Quickboost (ladder steps, beaver tails, tail plates), Def Model (wheels), and Eduard (seat). Decals are a mix from Haseagawa and kits decals (insgina and stencils). Hope you like it!
  5. I had lot of fun building the Tamiya's Cat in 48th scale, so... i made my decision: i will build another Tamiya's Cat! This time i will build a colorful VF-31 bird with the iconic "Felix the Cat" carrying a bomb. This is one of my favourite livery on a Tomcat. (just for discussione purpose) The box Decals came from an unbuilt hasegawa kit I ordered some goodies to upgrade my Tomcat, others (wheels, beaver tails and CHIN pod) are on the way to my lab: I hope to start working on it soon, so stay tuned ciao
  6. Here she is! VF-31's '110', BuNo 519618 as she was at the beginning of OIF in 2003. I used the Hobby Boss 1/48 F-14D, TwoBobs 'Felix in the Fight' decals, Humbrol enamels, W&D Studio pitot and AOA probe, Eduard canopy mask (Godsend!) and a really cheap airbrush. My aspiration was to use as little AM as possible to show what a great kit this is, in my opinion it is superb. It has one or two idiosyncrasies, but still offers a superb amount of value and is a great fitting kit which allows you to make a great looking 'Cat out of the box. I chose not to fill all the rivets, as I don't mid t
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