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  1. I wonder how this dude got his call sign?
  2. xavi84

    Monogram 1/48 F9F-5 Panther

    Awesome work! I really dig that the green and blue!
  3. There are no words to describe the quality of your work. Fantastic job!
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    1/48 Tamiya F-14A Tomcat, VF-111

    Thanks everyone!
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    1/48 Tamiya F-14A Tomcat, VF-111

    Thanks dudes! I really appreciate all the comments. JackMan - I weathered it in several layers over several sessions. The first thing I did was black base the gull grey. Then I used raw umber, burnt sienna, and mars black oil paints mixed in different combinations and thinned down and to a pretty watery consistency then built up layers by stippling with a stiff natural hair brush and blended out with a soft sponge with a little bit more thinner on it. Then once the oil paint fully cured after a few days I spot painted with acrylics. Be sure to let your oils fully dry before applying the acrylic since they dry at different speeds and can ruin your finish. Then I repeated the process until I had something that looked good to my eye. The key is to be subtle and work slowly. Navy jets don't get dirty in a day so it makes sense to me that the same should happen with a model. It's something that takes practice. Also references are just as an important tool as your paints. They set the guidelines for what you want to accomplish. It also helps that was I an art major with a focus on painting. -Xavi
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    Who needs an ejection seat?

    https://www.collingsfoundation.org/vmf-flight-experiences-flight-training-programs/ For a few grand more, I'd rather spend some time in the phantom that goes with the seat!
  7. xavi84

    Grumman F-14A Tomcat, Tamiya 1/48

    AWESOME! Everything about this build rocks!
  8. Hey Nerds! This is my second Tamiya Tomcat and I can't stress how much I love this freaking kit. The decals are from none other than Furball Aero Designs VF-111 sheet. This was also my first use of Mission Model Paints and I highly recommend these paints if you use acrylics. Other aftermarket used was Verlinden ejection seats and Eduard Brassin wheels. -Xavi
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    F-14A of VF-1 - which low-viz paint scheme on this one?

    That was the first book I ever choose for myself when I was a little kid! I even remember that I got it a Sam's Club.
  10. xavi84

    Wings over Houston 2018

    I was at that show both days! You got some pretty spectacular shots! You should make a trip back to Texas in March for the Corpus Christi NAS airshow.
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    GWH Jumping on the 1/48 Tomcat Bandwagon?

    I’ll be the first to say... YES! MOAR TOMCATS!!!! Maybe this one will be a mid to late A! All we need now is a B and we will be pretty much done with the Hasegawa Tomcats.
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    Hasegawa 1/72 F-16N

    Nice dude! Did you find the colors that you needed?
  13. HA! That was the perfect response!
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    Midway remake

    I hope this isnt Pearl Harbor all over again.
  15. xavi84

    Top Gun 2 Production begins

    I’d much rather watch a shot for shot Archer remake of the original Top Gun than whatever steaming dog turd TG2 will inevitably be.
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