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Hey All,

 

This build was a spiritual successor to my Hobby-Boss F-14D which I also hugely enjoyed building. Both builds are on different continents now.

The build was mostly OOB with the exception of basic riveting (to justify the weathering) and rotating of the Nose Landing Gear (probably not technically accurate for a parked aircraft but adds a dash of dynamism). The HARM missile was borrowed from the Academy F-16CJ kit, and the pilot from the Hasegawa F-18D kit. Missiles all carry the blue ribbon of non-lethality :P

Painted using Vallejo Model Air and Alclad II. Weathered with oil paints and a hog brush. The base was made from styrene sheet, acrylics paints and salt weathering.

The aircraft was supposed to represent the more grittier F-18F seen aboard the Carl Vinson, but I destroyed the decal along with a "NAVY" decal on the starboard side, so went with the Abraham Lincon.

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The Pilot figure was from the Hasegawa F-18D kit.

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Anti corrosion paint touch-ups on the tails

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Some forced perspective with the excellent Trumpeter 1/144 F-14D kit.

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Thanks for watching and happy modeling! :)

Cheers,

 

Alex.

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Very nice indeed, love the subtle weathering on this, very well done. She is a little beauty!

Bob

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Love it, very cool and a really nice set of photos

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