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  1. Getting back to Revell v.s. Italeri. Which one is the best option in terms of accuracy and ease of build? I plan to fully rivet the Italeri kit if I get that one (i.e., the lack of surface detail on Italeri not a problem for me). I know Revell is a much newer mold. And just by looking at the inbox reviews are posted images of finished models, I would certainly go with Revell. But I have read so many issues/complaints about the Revell build that I am considering Italeri. What are your thoughts?
  2. Beautiful, subtle effects. Wonderful Honza! Wish you could post your progress pics here again!
  3. Thank you! I hear you with the ordnance. I am not sure if it was common occurrence, but I wanted some variation and asymmetry overall, and I was going with what I saw here and a few other places: http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/index.php?/topic/304360-aim-9-question/ The various sections I created may not be physically accurate though (e.g., color change across a normally a single component). Thank you. Glad it might be helpful.
  4. Thank you very much! It took a little more time than I expected going in, but it is a gorgeous kit.
  5. Thank you Darren. I had that in mind very early in the build but somehow it escaped my attention later on. I would have liked to add it, but I fear it will require some work to look like a part of the original construction/paint. I think I will leave it as is and keep this in mind for my next Tomcat.
  6. if you can find the decals, I think these look pretty cool too: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/bd/DN-ST-85-08601.jpg https://nara.getarchive.net/media/a-right-side-view-of-a-fighter-squadron-43-vf-43-f-21a-kfir-aircraft-preparing-68942b
  7. Thank you very much guys. I really appreciate it. This type of interaction sure gives more energy to get started on the next build. I haven't firmly decided yet, but I am thinking about AMK 1/48 KFIR C7.
  8. Thank you MW. I want to believe that deepening the panel lines and rivets helped with that, as I spent so many hours doing it :) It's something I seem to be doing on every build nowadays.
  9. Thank you very much all! I really enjoyed the kit, what a marvel. There is still a lot I wish a had done more carefully and also with more confidence, but there is always a next build (hopefully). I appreciate everyone's comments and critiques, and also the feedback and support in the WIP.
  10. Thank you all very much for your interest and feedback. Finally finished! Final Pics: http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/index.php?/topic/311452-148-tamiya-f-14a-vf-142/
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