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  1. A-6E Intruder

    Looking solid. Happy to see you finally filled in some of the nose panel lines but then you re-scribed them! The A-6 has no panel lines on the nosecone. Fill in the line from the separate nose piece of the kit and the connecting lines that go from the windscreen to the nose. It should be one big bulbous nose on the Intruder. (PB won't let me post pictures but a quick google search will show you how the nose radome is one big piece. -brian
  2. New Decals - VA-65 A-6 Intruders Pt.1 & 2 (1966-91)

    Looks awesome! Please tell me the sand/browns are FS printed. Just fyi - there is no Pantone equivalent to these colors... Thinking it's time to get a 1/32 Intruder and build the 65 ODS Nose art jet!! thanks, brian
  3. Tamiya Release Rumors?

    F-22 or F-35 coming from Tamiya. Betting on the F-22. I'd love a late F-14A w all the mods and Lantirn... -brian
  4. AMK 1/48 F-14!!!

  5. A-6E Intruder

    A few passes with a sharp knife on the edge and a touch of filler to smooth the high spots but it fit pretty perfect. For the aft end fairing into the body, I added a tab inside so that it sat flush. This picture was from the first one I did without the height adding tab.
  6. A-6E Intruder

    Actually the lower body long piece fits perfectly - you just have to remove most of the locating tabs or at least cut them down. I've done it on 4 copies of the kits and never had any problem once I did that. The nose is a tricky piece but with carefull fitting it goes on pretty well. The nice thing is there are no panels along the nose so you'll have to fill and smooth it anyways. Keep up the great word. Kit takes a little effort but once you get it, I think it looks great and goes together better than people think.. -brian
  7. 1/48 Hasegawa F-14A Tomcat, NSAWC Adversary, 1999

    Wow. Simply stunning build!! I love it. A note on the lighter blue color - as you mentioned, it's too light. NSAWC 20 never used 35450. It was only ever painted 35190. I know there's material out there suggesting otherwise, but the actual color was 35190. NSAWC 10/30 were only ever painted 35450. Photobucket doesn't work on here for me otherwise, I'd post some pictures showing the difference and a copy of the instructions. -brian
  8. 1/48 Hasegawa F-14A

    Every update is so cool to see! The amount of work you're putting into this is stunning. Can't wait for more. Your windscreen interior frames are amazing. A quick note on references - are you trying to match the coamings to the real thing or the movie prop? Those cockpit shots are on a studio built set and not an actual cockpit. They didn't use real coamings or even materials in building the cockpit set piece. (and if you watch closely, when Goose gets his closeup shots, he's actually sitting in the pilot seat. You can see the RIO cockpit behind him) haha keep up the great work! brian
  9. VFA-213 CAG jet

    I'll put the VFA-87 missle shoot jet on there. Waiting for end of cruise pictures from both to get a final version of markings. I'm sure I won't be the only one doing these markings. Cheers brian
  10. VFA-213 CAG jet

    Got the current Black Lion 201 done for a future Fightertown Decals sheet. Hoping that, the Tamiya Tomcat and Combined Test sheets will all be out during the summer. Brian
  11. 1/48 Hasegawa F-14A

    I found if you close the canopy you can't add the inner rails and have it fit. I cut off the rails just forward of the rear deck and just add the PE to the clear canopy or a scratch defroster like you made. So much easier than sanding the outside of the canopy.
  12. VX-4 Phantoms

    Sheet 48068 is white. I'm talking about a new sheet that has XF #5 on it. I've posted artwork previously but don't have it handy.
  13. VX-4 Phantoms

    Fightertown has #5 XF just like Darren's build above on the upcoming combined test sheet. Been sitting on the print pile for over a year now but will happen this summer. Brian
  14. GALAXY Model Decals experience

    I have very strong feelings on this. I can't say for sure but a lot of their stuff looks really, really, really close to Fightertown Decals...