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Ale85

F-14D Tomcat "Gream Reapers" - Tamiya 1/48

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This is my latest build: a Tamiya's 1/48th scale F-14D Tomcat. It's a great kit, with superb fit and smart assembly, i had lot of fun building it! Kit built OOB, with some details from Eduard PE and KA Models exhaust nozzels. Painted with Gunze's Acryl Paint (h-307, H-308, H-337).

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Ciao

Ale

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Beautiful Turkey Ale! For me the perfect amount of weathering, great job!! Maybe grim reapers tomcats didn’t go on cruise, I don’t know, but I always like their cleanish schemes, esp gunfighter 160

nice one,

matt

 

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Fantastic 

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Thanks to all!

ciao

Ale

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What a cracker,great finish with that weathering

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That's a cracking finish. How did the kit's decals perform please?

 

Gary

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10 hours ago, redcap said:

That's a cracking finish. How did the kit's decals perform please?

 

Gary

They are good, I had a little trouble only with the sharkmouth. 

ciao

Ale

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Thanks to all, i'm happy you loved my Cat!

ciao

Ale

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On 9/2/2019 at 8:30 AM, MattSimps74 said:

Beautiful Turkey Ale! For me the perfect amount of weathering, great job!! Maybe grim reapers tomcats didn’t go on cruise, I don’t know, but I always like their cleanish schemes, esp gunfighter 160

nice one,

matt

 

This is true, VF-101 is what is known as a RAG or replacement air group. They trained the combat pilots and maintenance crews. I should know, I was with VFA101.

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Lovely build! I've one in the stash and love the scheme, your build is great. 

 

Love it 

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A great build and finish!

 

Having built the "A" version of this kit earlier this year I 'm sure you enjoyed the engineering that produced such an easy fit.

 

Mike

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Sweet job! :thumbsup:

Maybe I should convince my father to build a F-14 in the near future, would be a nice addition to our IIAF collection...😀

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On 10/11/2019 at 12:35 PM, FortyEighter said:

A great build and finish!

 

Having built the "A" version of this kit earlier this year I 'm sure you enjoyed the engineering that produced such an easy fit.

 

Mike

 i really enjoyed this kit; and now i start to build an A, i really love the Tamiya cat!

ciao

Ale

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That's a mighty good looking Tomcat! The weathering is just right. Quick question about the exhausts - typically when parked the starboard exhaust would be closed and the port open. "Typically" being the operative word as the mechs working on it would open or close both depending on the work they were doing so you would find Tomcats parked in all exhaust nozzle configurations. Was curious to your choice of both open 

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That's always been one of my favourite schemes on the might 'Cat.

 

Great work.

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