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Everything posted by Janissary

  1. What an incredible build! Everything looks just perfect.
  2. Hello, from the 1/48 Tamiya F-16 kit, I am looking for: - Two 1/48AGM-88 HARM missiles, - Their pylon adapters (part E7), - Decals I am willing to pay $15 shipped to 15090. Please PM me if you can help. Thank you!
  3. Awesome! Do you have a link for the A-6 build progress?
  4. Beautiful model and display! Thanks for the canopy tint ideas as well. They will be handy as I plan my next build.
  5. 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?
  6. Beautiful, subtle effects. Wonderful Honza! Wish you could post your progress pics here again!
  7. 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.
  8. Thank you very much! It took a little more time than I expected going in, but it is a gorgeous kit.
  9. 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.
  10. 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
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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/
  15. Here are the final pics of my latest build. There is some nostalgia surrounding these markings; my first serious model at the age of 13 was the Italeri Tomcat in the same decals! I remember building it over one night. This is still one of the most vivid memories of my childhood. So when the Tamiya Tomcat came out, I told myself that my first real 48th Tomcat will be in these markings. The kit is excellent. I still chose to deepen all the panel lines and rivets to make sure the oil wash appears consistent in the details. Steel Beach tail braces, Wheelliant wheels, Quichboost TCS pod, Hobby Aqueous and Tamiya acrylics, MM metalizer paints for airbrushing, Vallejo for hand brushing, Furball decals. Overall, it was a lot of fun. WIP: http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/index.php?/topic/305805-148-tamiya-f-14a-vf-142/ As always, I welcome all your critiques.
  16. A few final pictures before the end of the build. I added some more weathering to the bottom and top with oils, pastels, and pencils. I will weather the inflatable bags a little bit more and add faint sweep marks. I will also add some more grime to the engine covers by the nozzles.
  17. I love your in-flight builds. They very inspiring. I am still in awe with your Hasegawa Tomcat nozzles. What happened to that build? I am really looking forward to your magic in this one too.
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