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  • Kit manufacture: New Tool Tamiya
  • Scale: 1/48
  • Type: F-14A
  • Extras used: Eduard seatbelts, RBF tags, Master pitots. Furball Decals and walkways
  • Paints and colours used: All MRP, apart from detail


Well, its been a few months and i've finally decided to haul all the photography equipment out to photograph some recent builds. 

Here is the new tool tamiya F-14, and i can only echo how absolutely sublime the kit is. Outstanding
I used this as a canvas to play with MRP paints as i really wanted to achieve that worn line jet look without going OTT. They performed flawlessly, and hold no real vices. Needless to say, since this build, the MRP collection has grown rather exponentially! 
Decals are from Furball, as are the stiffening plates for the fins. I also tried a new technique to me to achieve the scuffs under the wing sweep collars. I carved off some pencil lead into fine shards, and trapped them between the wing and wing collars. Carefully swing the wings too and fro, and you will be left with an accurate curve appropriate to the geometry of the sweep. I think it works rather well :) Finally, another first try was to buy some headlight tinting film from eBay. this is a very thin self adhesive film that some like to adhere to their cars to pimp them up. I found that its works great to tint the forward canopy visor. Optically clear, its much more uniform than applying a clear paint. 
A thoroughly enjoyable project :) I hope you like and can take some inspiration!

35629217224_3038271069_o.jpgF-14 4 by Chris Fleet, on Flickr

36067346720_c114e3f1fa_o.jpgF-14 1 by Chris Fleet, on Flickr

35629216984_0f301ff8e8_o.jpgF-14 5 by Chris Fleet, on Flickr

36296170732_eefd8912bd_o.jpgF-14 2 by Chris Fleet, on Flickr

35629216654_3b537a8fe3_o.jpgF-14 12 by Chris Fleet, on Flickr

36327081771_4f2b24a819_o.jpgF-14 3 by Chris Fleet, on Flickr

35629216274_ff89b1a578_o.jpgF-14 6 by Chris Fleet, on Flickr

36327080911_e48f223b5e_o.jpgF-14 11 by Chris Fleet, on Flickr

35629216084_05acfb3903_o.jpgF-14 7 by Chris Fleet, on Flickr

36327080351_743550f594_o.jpgF-14 8 by Chris Fleet, on Flickr

36067343800_14bf71b0c0_o.jpgF-14 9 by Chris Fleet, on Flickr

36296168532_d3294b0b63_o.jpgF-14 10 by Chris Fleet, on Flickr

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Great looking Tomcat there

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Very pretty mate, nice one 👍🏿

 

Being picky perhaps a bit more variation in the metal shades of the exhaust area, but apart from that it looks amazing!

 

And nice tip with the tinting film cheers

 

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A very nice , quasi low viz scheme!! 

Well done!

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Cracking 14

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Beautiful! I like your painting and weathering style. Very nice indeed!

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Super job, I love the detailing and weathering you've done. Cheers :)

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Cracking piece of work!

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