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  1. A new chapter in modeling begins: Review of the CAD of your favorite, yet-to-be-produced, kit. Not a bad thing, just seeing that coming... Good times.
  2. Thank you! PM sent.
  3. Thank you, that'd be great.
  4. Hello, I am looking for the 1/48 Hasegawa F-14 two-grill style gun vent. This is part A15 of the kit. It's the one on the left: Newer boxings of F-14A have the NACA gun vent for part A15. It is confusing... So, I am not looking for the NACA vent, which I have. I can purchase the 2-grill vent (please let me know how much you are asking) or I can trade my NACA vent if you need it. Thank you!
  5. Thank you, I know, I'm a mechanical engineer, and a professor at that, doing research in CAD . Sorry, such an alley-oop situation I had to dunk :)
  6. Embarrassed to admit that CAD renders excite me orders of magnitude more than the real thing...
  7. Happy Turkey (F-14) Day

    Great, thanks. I have the Furball sheet and was indeed planning to use the grim reaper from there like you said. I just realized I have the RM decals that I could not find any buyers for: Now looking at these, the yellow shadow around 212 is too thick. I may just end up printing my own numbers on a color printer. To all: I have a 1/48 Hasegawa F-14A that does *not* have the old grill gun vent seen below. It has the NACA vents only. It has everything else including the ECM bumps, L-braces on the fins, TCS chin pod etc. that the Tamiya kit does not have: I would really like to use the Hasegawa kit. Is there an AM gun vent grill I can use for this kit? Some old Hasegawa boxings have this old style vent, but not my boxing. To add to the confusion, in Hasegawa A boxings, both the grill and NACA vents are numbered A15!!! Please see here for more details: Apologies for the confusing post... In summary, I am asking if: (1) there is an AM part for the grill vent, or (2) somebody could sell me the Hasegawa part A15 from the old boxings (not the NACA vent). I can trade my NACA vent away if needed.
  8. Modern Blue Angels Blue: best way to reproduce?

    Not sure about the color but I've always been impressed by Narita's BA: http://www.naritafamily.com/howto/F18Blue32/photo_frame.htm The super-gloss he gets with urethane, wax and polishing is great.
  9. AMK 1/48 F-14!!!

    No joke, one of my biggest goals in life is to build the following 1/48 Tomcats: 2 Hasegawa, 1 HB, 1 Tamiya, 1 AMK. All the decals are ready. So far, I am 0 in 5. Unfortunately, I cripple under the thought of a 1/48 Tomcat. It is my favorite aircraft of all times and I fear I will not do justice to it...
  10. Information About Specific F/A-18F

    About CAG's aircraft... So when each squadron has an aircraft that bears CAG's name, is this just a symbolic thing or is the idea that the CAG can fly any of these aircrafts (all fighter, attack, recon squadrons)? Always thought it was symbolic but not sure what the story is.
  11. 1/48 Meng's F-35A

    Thank you. I just want to say that your build has been extremely inspirational to me. I have a running list of models I'd like to build (pretty short), which just had another entry today using your build as a catalyst!
  12. 1/48 Meng's F-35A

    Simply awesome. I've been scrolling up and down. The photos have a very nice effect, almost like CAD renders. You must have used a light box going off the super soft shadows? How was the build in terms of fit and ease of build? Also, if I may, looking at the review here:http://www.themodellingnews.com/2017/07/in-boxed-gary-gets-to-grips-with-mengs.html On step 25, part F11: That seems to be a hinge pin, but the doors are not movable, right?
  13. Happy Turkey (F-14) Day

    What a great collection! Seeing all these markings through the same lense really helps appreciate the different squadrons. Aardvark, VX-23, Sluggers and hiviz Swordsmen are my favorites there. About your Ghostrider below. What decals did you use for the finflash, AG, star and bars? The Modex 212 with yellow outlines and the pilot names, are they from the Revell-Monogram F-14A? I am looking to build the exact airframe but have been stuck as I don't have the yellow modex and pilot names. Also, can you comment on R/M decals in general? The last time I built one was many years ago, but I remember the decals to be actually pretty good (thin and no silvering). If this is the case, I may try to find RM VF-142 decals and use them the way I think you did here.
  14. Beautiful. What paints/codes did you use?