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Tony Oliver

Great Wall Hobby 1/72 F-14A & F-14D Tomcats

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fantastic!!! the toned down to match badge work stunning 

 

cheers

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One in the eye of those naysayers who think grey jets are boring! There's more hard work and variation going into these two than any complex camo job 👍

 

I echo the comment above, great work and attention to detail getting all the decals consistent 👏👏👏

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Good evening Tony

Your single mindedness and attention to detail knows no bounds. The speed and the quality of your builds never cease to amaze me. Yep! nowt wrong with grey jets, weathered grey jets have a certain  je ne sais quoi about them. Can't wait to see the end result, I'm certain it will be your usual high standard. Can't see it being anything less.

 

Regards

Peter

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On 10/04/2020 at 22:03, Blackfordhibby said:

Good evening Tony

Your single mindedness and attention to detail knows no bounds. The speed and the quality of your builds never cease to amaze me. Yep! nowt wrong with grey jets, weathered grey jets have a certain  je ne sais quoi about them. Can't wait to see the end result, I'm certain it will be your usual high standard. Can't see it being anything less.

 

Regards

Peter


Cheers Peter. 
You used any of those F-4 Stabs yet??

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Spent most of this week’s evenings decalling these. 

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Next for them is a gloss to seal these all in. Then a general wash. Then a satin/flat coat. Then some grime and chipping. Navy missiles were quite dirty from the handling due constant loading and unloading off of the planes. 

Tony

 

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Missiles now done, washed and flat coated since last update. 
 

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Did the panel wash on the D with a couple of greys. 

 

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After clean up and flat coat it was noticeable that the right intake chevron hadn’t settled well so that was stripped off and the area refinished for a second attempt. 

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Seeing as no decals are provided, I used my template thingy to cut a mask and sprayed 24 overlap/rub areas on the nozzles one at a time. 
 

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Only a week left! Had a month away from the plastic.  Need to work fast if I want to finish these. 
 

Still to do is -

 

pilots and/or seats for both. 
streaks and grime. 
finish off u/c parts. 
final assembly. 

 

Fingers crossed. The other acad pair in this gb have no hope, still in construction never mind paint. 

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Those missiles! Displayable in a frame on their own! Excellence! Love the can detail too 

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On 4/3/2020 at 3:31 AM, Tony Oliver said:

Then what to do with that canopy-less kit?

You make an in-flight model of this incident!

 

BTW, not sure how I missed this, but I'm glad I caught up! :popcorn:

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3 hours ago, dnl42 said:

You make an in-flight model of this incident!

 

BTW, not sure how I missed this, but I'm glad I caught up! :popcorn:

Good idea! 

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Brilliant story.  Has to be done!

 

AW

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Looking brilliant, love all the ordnance you have done, really detailed.

 

Rob

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So here is where they are on Monday - 

 

Apart from a few bits like nav lights and the pilots/seats I could piece them together as had panel line washes and flat coats. However I want to add those finishing touches to give them their individuality. 

 

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So the vf-194 pilots had quite elaborate helmet artwork, an ace of hearts playing card with the lightning bolt. Was never going to be able to replicate that so a more simplistic version was attempted to suggest it. The red was just hataka blue line water based paint. Because the helmet was gloss white lacquer it made it easy to just wipe off even when dry. Took several attempts to paint 4 flashes 😕 Another good thing was that I could use a pin to scrape away some red and sharpen up the corners. Once flashes were good enough they were sealed with varnish to protect them. 
 

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So some weathering for the reserve jet. 
The panel wash was light for this one, the idea being to darken up areas with grime. 
Starship filth oilbrusher was mixed with odourless thinners to make a wash and applied randomly over the airframe and then in some areas to match ref pics too. This was left to dry for half an hour or so. 
 

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Next 502 matt effect thinners. Used in a damp brush, the filth was dabbed/blended and streaked until the desired effect was achieved. 
 

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Next will be some fluid leaks around the lowers and nacelles. Also wing sweep marks then she will be ready for final assy. 
 

The D had a more uniform darker panel line wash and is going to be depicted as a ‘newer’ not so grubby jet. (Compare backs of jets in first pic of this post) 
So the plan is for some panel variation and fading with a few streaks here and there and some intake walkway grime only. That’s todays job. 
 

Thanks for looking. 
 

Tony

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Looking sharp.  I can smell the JP-5 from here.

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Looking fantastic, but, have you got the navigation lights the wrong way around? Port should be red and starboard green.

 

AW

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6 hours ago, Andwil said:

Looking fantastic, but, have you got the navigation lights the wrong way around? Port should be red and starboard green.

 

AW

Good spot! Cheers mate. Those bits are actually decals. Must have been ‘in the zone’ when putting them on and not paying attention. Easy fix with some paint, wasn’t too happy with the solid colour look of them anyways. 
 

Another oddity those. None in the D kit, you have to paint all lights. Then the newer A release they give decals for Lights on glove vanes and wingtips only 🤷🏼‍♂️

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Some weathering added. 
 

Wing sweep marks on A. Didn’t bother on D as none are seen when parked in oversweep position. 

 

Undersides with their different pattern to the top. 
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General views of A with wings in. 
 

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For the D used regular and matt effect thinners to add oils and used the tide marks/difference in sheen to my advantage to replicate a kind of water/salt stained effect on the uppers. Depending on which way you tilt it and catches the light the effect changes. I used blue, white and grey to get the mottling/stains and then the streaks and grime with black, dark brown and starship filth. 

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More extreme with this angle. 
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Interesting enough... 
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More of a tilt then looks even busier. 
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Undersides being worked on. 
 

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Calling it a day now before I do too much or you just start going round in circles with the weathering. 
All the fiddly bits to stick on now. 
Next update should be them finished. 
Tony

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Some other fiddly bits worth showing off. The small details make all the difference. 
 

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RBF tags for D. 
3 for u/c

2 for aim-9s

 

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Mirrors added inside canopy (quickboost for f-4 phantom)

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For the D seats I have used one piece modern hobbies ones with belts. (Quickboosts’ naces seats seem too big.)

The ‘between the legs’ ejection handles were poorly cast and didn’t fancy trying to hollow them out with a scalpel so removed them used spare plastic ones from a finemolds kit which are ‘solid’ so look they have the red safety cover them. So thats how I painted them and added the RBF tags. 


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Next is added detail to missile nose bungs. 
I have used these before on their own on other builds but noticed recently that they normally have a bungee or elastic cord around a fin to hold them on. So out with the UvdR rigging! 
 

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This will be hidden and tidied up by the addition of the rbf tag. 
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Also the benefits of having slide molded missiles - lovely detail on rear! 
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Thanks for looking. 
 


 


 

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Fantastic work on those missiles!

 

AW

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