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DaveJL

1/48 Tamiya F-14A, VF-41 'Black Aces' 2001.

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Hello all,

 

Here is my recently finished Tamiya 1/48 F-14A, this time in the markings of VF-41 'Black Aces' during their final F-14 cruise as part of Operation 'Enduring Freedom' in October 2001. BuNo 158612 is quite an interesting airframe - it was the first production F-14 delivered to the Navy in 1972, serving at Patuxent River for a number of years before being passed to VF-201 then to VF-14 and finally VF-41. It saw service during Operation 'Allied Force' , Operation 'Southern Watch' and 'Enduring Freedom.' The jet dropped 17 LGBs over Afghanistan before being scrapped in September 2003. It was also one of the few jets that, instead of the standard TPS colours, was painted overall 'Medium Grey'.

 

Extras used included Quickboost seats, Quickboost TCS pod, Master Pitot tube, Fightertown decals, Hasegawa GBU-24, Furball stencils, Eduard canopy mirrors and resin ECM bumps. The necessary parts to make a later A model - GPS dome, NACA gun vent, tails with reinforcement plates, late style wheels, beaver tail and so on are extra sprues from Tamiya's F-14D kit.

 

The build thread is here

 

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With my other two Tamiya A models:

 

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And two D models:

 

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Thanks for looking,

 

Dave

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Hello Dave

 

Since i watched the movie,, The final countdown,, in a german cinema, i think it was 1981, i am a really huge fan of the Tomcat, and your one looks fantastic, i am impressed

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Great result as always!

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Looks good, a fine collection!

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A very interesting machine and a very nice model. Why were some jets painted medium grey? was it a trial of some kind?

 

Cheers

 

Malcolm

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Thanks chaps!

 

19 hours ago, Baldy said:

A very interesting machine and a very nice model. Why were some jets painted medium grey? was it a trial of some kind?

 

Cheers

 

Malcolm

Thanks Malcolm. I've no idea why some were painted medium grey; others were overall Gull Grey too, again different to the TPS scheme.

 

Dave

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They are brilliant and the signature panel line and weathering, really love seeing your work 

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You definitely seem to love Tomcats and all of them look really really nice. Very realistic in every aspect! :)

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You certainly didn't hang about getting all those Tomcats made. Beautiful work on them all.

 

Duncan B

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