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theplasticsurgeon

ThePlasticSurgeon's Tomcat

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That's this Kit:

Tomcat001.jpg

This option:

Tomcat002.jpg

And here's a look at what's in the box.

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F-14Tomcat002.jpg

This mission is briefed, it launches at midnight! :pilot:

Edited by theplasticsurgeon

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That kit is a real gem, I made an early release in 1997 CAG markings for VF-31-the rainbow tail burst :wub:

My tomcat's still u/s at the moment!, I can't decide what to do yet!

Joel

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This cat has launched into a slow holding pattern.

Tomorrow I intend to buy the overall paint to use.

On Sunday I'm in an archery tournament, so early progress will probably be slow.

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well you have until april.....

...and I MUST get me one of these kits....

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Before I really get going - here are my previous Tomcat builds, in chronological order.

First the Airfix model, this is the Top Gun release

Airfix_F14_Topgun2.jpg

Next a Hasegawa VF111 Sundowners.

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Then a Hasegawa Egg kit

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Latest v Matchbox VF-2 Bounty Hunters

AA_Tomcat001-4.jpg

Must get another photo of that with the canopy demisted!

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love the egg.....:) ...it's sweet!

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So far it's all been parts preparation with this one.

Various cockpit bits painted, but today I used my airbrush on it.

As with any of my VG models I painted the wings and glove areas

TomcatStart.jpg

Now I can start putting it together.

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A bit more work this week to assemble the fuselage nose and centre sections:

TomcatCentre002.jpg

TomcatCentre001.jpg

I'm still delaying with seats - well how to fit ejection handles.

And last night I installed the nose and engine area.

TomcatHull002.jpg

TomcatHull001.jpg

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movin along well n lookin good :)

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Looks good ! The seams all look to have been well sorted. Must say that a D-cat in grey over white makes for an interesting combination

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Still with you all!

My Tomcat now has fins and is painted grey and with gloss.

F14GreyWhite001.jpg

Brush painted as it's far toooo cold for airbrushing in my shed!

F14GreyWhite002.jpg

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You did a good job on the finish. Personally I never managd to brush paint white properly.... any special trick you're using?

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I never managd to brush paint white properly.... any special trick you're using?

Special trick - Hmmm :hmmm:

1, The smallest drop of blue paint possible mixed into a fresh tin of Humbrol22 enamel.

Reckoned to stop yellowing - I'll let you know in 5 years time.

Why don't Humbrol do this at the factory?

2, This stuff needs two coats to cover properly.

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