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Habu12

Vark! F-14A Tomcat VF-114. Tamiya 1/48.

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The biggest thing is, I've cured my AMS, or at least put it in remission😝

I build almost exclusively from the box. I made a few resin or PE bits here and there, but most OOB. Second, unless it's a cockpit or an intricate wheel well, I spend little to no effort on interior items. Like intakes. Don't care if there's a San Andreas fault down the middle. I might add a cover on it. And lastly, and perhaps this is a placebo effect, but I break down the sprues as I use them. I cut off the parts for whatever subassembly I'm doing, and cut off the parts not used and toss them in the spares bin. That way, sprues are easier to access and it gives you an indicator of how much work is left. Sounds crazy, but it works! 

Also, I just get in a groove, and will spend 2, 3, 5 hours at a time on the bench. 

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Top notch Build - never really had a soft spot for the Tomcat but your model changes my mind. The painting and weathering is top notch. 

 

Cheers,

Michael

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Great build, it sure has turned out well, love the weathered paint finish, not too much, not too little.

 

 

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Beautiful. VF-114 was the first squadron I ever visited and is also my plan for a Tomcat too

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On October 21, 2016 at 8:17 PM, Simon382 said:

This really took just 11 days?!? Would have taken me 11 months to get anything looking that good! Very well done with an excellent model of my absolute favourite aircraft

 

My thoughts exactly……a very impressive build over an equally impressive period of time…...

 

We Done !

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That is simply stunning. Well done.

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20 hours ago, Habu12 said:

Dont look now guys, but I got another kit on the way! 😀

So are you saying this was a rush job?! :D

 

*Heads back to drawing board*

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On 21/10/2016 at 9:11 PM, Habu12 said:

The biggest thing is, I've cured my AMS, or at least put it in remission😝

I build almost exclusively from the box. I made a few resin or PE bits here and there, but most OOB. Second, unless it's a cockpit or an intricate wheel well, I spend little to no effort on interior items. Like intakes. Don't care if there's a San Andreas fault down the middle. I might add a cover on it. And lastly, and perhaps this is a placebo effect, but I break down the sprues as I use them. I cut off the parts for whatever subassembly I'm doing, and cut off the parts not used and toss them in the spares bin. That way, sprues are easier to access and it gives you an indicator of how much work is left. Sounds crazy, but it works! 

Also, I just get in a groove, and will spend 2, 3, 5 hours at a time on the bench. 

 

I can understand this approach as it is similar to the one I have developed when I was struck by my AMS. I pick and choose kits and genres carefully and have averaged one kit (1/72 scale)  a month for two years now, and no I am not retired and yes I have a full time job.  Better model making OOB has been the way for me.  

 

Excellent model by by the way.  

 

 

Andrew. 

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Love the painting and finishing; makes me really want one now.

:thumbsup:

Cheers

Gaz

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Really Bad English !

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Like this, great build...Trying to avoid buying one but its looks great!!

Shaun.

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That is a really wonderful Tomcat! Impressive modelling and painting. Very well done. :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:

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