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This kit:
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Here are the instructions and decals,
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Here are the parts.
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And here's my research:
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This kit offers two aircraft, the boxtop - and a grey development plane.
It is the Royal Collection offering etched parts, white metal undercarriage and rubber tyres.
Also flaps and slats can be lowered.

The kit cost me 14 pounds at Cosford in 2013, and my plan is to build the White aircraft, with no additional spend on aftermarket stuff.

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Whilst we're waiting for the LAUNCH time - here are my previous Tomcat builds.

First an Airfix kit, marketted after the Top Gun film.

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Next a Monogram 1/48 Tomcat.
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Hasegawa 1/72
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Hasegawa Egg
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Matchbox 1/72
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And finally the Revell 1/72 Farewell Tomcat
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From the 2012 STGB
http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234910479-theplasticsurgeons-tomcat/

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Looking forward to seeing this, I haven't seen many royal collection boxes being built !

These kits are not only good, they also have a lot of surplus parts that can be used on other Tomcats

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Well again apologies for the slowest Tomcat ever.

I've just fitted the cockpit

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and instrument decals.

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Currently all setting under a lot of Klear.

Also removed the seam atop the canopy.

That's been immersed in Klear and is currently curing.

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Introducing my pilots

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Photos of this plane show the crew in red flight suits, and backseater with a red lid.

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Assembled the rear fuselage yesterday.
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The fit for this kit is superb.
Then the nose - over a picture of the weapons fit I'm aiming for
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Aerosolled white this morning - now in airing cupboard for the rest of the day.

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The model is looking very promising ! I have to admit at being a little envious of the great fit you achieved, my Fujimi tomcat has been a nightmare until now...

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Aerosolled White this morning, and started decals tonight.
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This Tomcat was modified and converted for new engines, and I had to remove the rearmost 10mm from each engine pod.
This airframe is preserved on USS Intrepid, New York - and the model looks good to me.

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Well work is continuing - though I can't share it with you at the moment.

I metal foiled all the leading edges last night, so we now look like a Tomcat.

I've also painted the canopy frame, and am about to fit it.

I am keeping photos for when my account resets itself next week.

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This is ThePlasticSurgeon running supersonic back into the fight.
Photobucket reset - and this is where we are.
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And detail of that undercarriage.
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Tonight I fitted the weapon pallets. I've got a photo of this plane with grey pallets during bomb testing.
And I fitted the undercarriage doors.
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I've not got the correct bombs - so they will be acquired and fitted after the GB finish.

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can be completed in time.

So after England's defeat last night - I fitted the arrestor hook.

Tonight I've fitted any remaining glazed bits, fitted the wing glove pylons, and painted the fuel tanks.

More photos tomorrow, but hopeful of finishing before England come home.

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Lovely finish Tim, sunglasses needed for this one, that's a lot of white :coolio:

Sean

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Looks Super!

Sorry, couldn't resist

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