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Finished!

I enjoyed every moment of this build. Will get my hands on Tamiya's Phantom soon. If you want to see the different stages of painting, you can find it here: 

All but one of the pix are close ups, since the model i huge even in 1/48. 

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I made one huge mistake, let's see if anyone spots it.

And it's ready for pickup, Axel!

 

Stay safe, take your shots and keep glueing plastic!

 

/Torbjörn

 

 

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7 minutes ago, binbrook87 said:

That's a real beauty. Fabulous work. Especially on the 'staining' like weathering. Just perfect 👍👍

Thanks! I really like using oils, they are versatile and you can fool around with them without having irreversible mistakes. Acrylic colors dry to fast, and then they are impossible to remove without also removing everything down to the bare plastic.

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Extremely nicely finished Tomcat, the paintwork looks suitably weather beaten 😎

 

And only as you asked people to see if they can spot it......the only thing that stands out to me is the symmetrical exhausts, normally would be one open and one closed but it wasn't impossible for them to be both open when shut down so not as much of a mistake as some might say.

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10 minutes ago, TomW said:

Extremely nicely finished Tomcat, the paintwork looks suitably weather beaten 😎

 

And only as you asked people to see if they can spot it......the only thing that stands out to me is the symmetrical exhausts, normally would be one open and one closed but it wasn't impossible for them to be both open when shut down so not as much of a mistake as some might say.

Ah, I didn't know that. Thank you! I'll replace one of them, since I painted and weathered thenother ones as well. My first jet since I was a teenager, so not as up to speed on these machines as I am on WWII aircraft.

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Beautifully built and the weathering and staining are very authentic looking.

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Excwllent work

Rather than a mistake I found a missing piece. it's right?

Edited by Pierpaolo
correction
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13 hours ago, Torbjörn Hanö said:

I made one huge mistake, let's see if anyone spots it.

 

Well done on the paint and weathering.

 

2 things that stood out though:

 

1. The orientation of the markings on the AIM-54s

2. It seems you installed the wings upside down

 

Mark

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2 hours ago, Torbjörn Hanö said:

What missing piece?

/Torbjörn 

The nose gear retraction cylinder cover (piece G54)

actually the wings are mounted upside down, I have not noticed

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1 hour ago, Pierpaolo said:

The nose gear retraction cylinder cover (piece G54)

actually the wings are mounted upside down, I have not noticed

Yeah, you spotted the wings, well done. Stupid mistake, but I realised it after the decals already were on, so no chance to correct it. I'll fix the missing piece, thank you!

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2 hours ago, madcat911 said:

 

Well done on the paint and weathering.

 

2 things that stood out though:

 

1. The orientation of the markings on the AIM-54s

2. It seems you installed the wings upside down

 

Mark

Yeah, the wings ... The decals were on befor I realised it. The markings ... Well, only real aficionados will see it. I did them a late night, my attention was probably elsewhere.

/Torbjörn

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3 hours ago, Bobby No Mac said:

Nice work, especially the weathering on the underside. That Tomcat's begging to be displayed on a carrier base! 😎

And when I was almost finished, Tamiya released a new version of the kit, a carrier launch set. https://www.scalemates.com/kits/tamiya-61122-grumman-f-14a-tomcat-late-model--1364285 Should I build another one? The Iranian scheme is interesting.

/Torbjörn  

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4 hours ago, Wouter1981 said:

really like the weathering, especially the brownish tint. Is all the weathering done with oils?

Yes, all done with oils, except panel lines, I used watercolours for them (Payne's gray). On the bottom surfaces I used ochre.

/Torbjörn 

3 hours ago, Bobby No Mac said:

I think we all know the answer to this! :like:

Yeah, don't we!

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Very impressive. I made the same mistake as you with the decals on the missiles, but no big deal. It's the one thing I think that wasn't very clear in the instructions, & besides, you hardly notice them with the jet in its upright display position. Top work though. Really good work on the subtle weathering. Very easy to go a bit OTT but you've nailed it!

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