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  1. Thanks for the heads up, any good recommendations for brand or where to purchase?
  2. So after spending quite a bit of time fixing a resin part that I wasn't able to place properly before the CA glue dried (I fixed it and got it into position after much swearing and CA debonder) I was wondering if there is an alternative glue/epoxy? for resin items that gives you a little more time than 3 seconds 🙂 or so , any advice is appreciated, thanks. Dan
  3. So I'm researching a couple builds I'd like to do soon, one of which is an F-16CJ from the 77th FS 'Gamblers' based out of Shaw AFB around 2003 during Operation Iraqi Freedom. I've been hunting for reference photos from that time period and it seems that at least some of the F-16s there have a slightly different camouflage that has the darker grey FS 36118 not go as far forward on the front fuselage, and I was wondering if anyone had some good photos of the F-16CJs from that time period I could use, specifically if anyone has photos of serial number 94-0044 I would be most grateful.
  4. dsahling

    Why?

    If you're going for a mottled effect, filtering, heavily weathered airbrush work, think Su-27s up around the arctic circle, certain types of Luftwaffe WWII camouflage
  5. I sat down today to get started on decalling the Tamiya 1/32 F-14A Tomcat I've spent the past 8-9 months working on however the decals were terrible and broke apart and I could fix it; so I'm not sure if it was an old and/or bad set of the of the Phoenix Decals 1/32 F-14A Tomcat VF-1. They're out of print and I can't find them anywhere so I was wondering if someone had a set for sale? Please send a PM Thanks Dan
  6. I'm making very good progress on an 1/32 F-14A from early VF-1, circa 1975-76 and I noticed something from some photos (I'll try to post them soon) that the exhausts seem to have this bright metallic "ring" or "sealing plates" and its not just VF-1, several other early F-14 squadrons had these. However, most of the aftermarket exhausts out there don't seem to depict this, and I was thinking of trying to scratch build some but I need some good reference photos of these sealing plates and I was wondering if anyone had such photos? From what I can tell a piece of strip styrene put over the exha
  7. So I'm making progress on my Tamiya 1/32 F-14A from VF-1, and while I've been able to find a few photos of the top of the vertical stabilizers I still was hoping to try to find some more close-up detail as I'm trying to figure out whether to keep the raised detail on the top of the vertical stabilizers, as some of the photos I have show that MAYBE the raised detail is appropriate? But im not certain, if anyone would be so kind to share any photos without the reinforcement plates I would most grateful. Dan
  8. So I've almost got my scratch built 1/32 F-14A "boat tail" done (1/32 'Wichita 100 here I come baby!) (I've always wanted to do a 1/32 F-14A from VF-1), the main parts are all installed and it really has turned out much better than I expected. Right now I'm trying to figure out what types of panel lines I need to scribe/fill on it. I know there is panel line that runs adjacent to the end of the airbrake and I have one photo that shows a little of the top of the 'boat tail' but not enough to really make out whether there is another panel line in front of that. Long story short, does anyone
  9. Title sums it up, I’m hunting for some really dirty and weathered F-14 Tomcats, any version but would love find some F-14Ds from VF-31 preferably ones not on airliners.net, airfighters.com, jetphotos.com as I’ve checked those. much appreciated Dan
  10. I'm looking for some F-14A Tomcat VF-1 Wolf Pack from the 1970s photos. I'm looking specifically for those photos of the really nice looking high-viz (light gull grey over white) scheme with the red wolf head and stripes on the fuselage and vertical stabilizers. I've looked through google and I've found some, I'm really looking for modex 100 and do have phots of both sides, but I was wondering if some of the other nice folks here on ARC might have some that aren't commonly seen. Thanks Dan
  11. So I've been thinking I'd like to do a Tamiya 1/32 F-14D from VF-213 Blacklions 101, with the "lions head" nose art. Inspired by that beautiful build Masa Narita did with the carrier diorama. I always enjoy the USN grey TPS schemes because of how easily they lend themselves to heavy weathering and it can always be fun to be creative with weathering and make it up as you go. However, its also nice to have some reference photos on hand too, but I've only been able to find 2 with the lion's head on it from the left hand side. I was wondering if someone else had some more photos of it?
  12. I'm gearing up for a Tamiya 1/32 F-14D Tomcat project and I was fortunate enough to find the Teknics 1/32 F-14D airframe set, but I was hoping to try to also get ahold of the Teknics 1/32 F-14D cockpit set as well and I was wondering if perhaps anyone had one they were willing to sell, please send a PM. Thanks Dan
  13. Hello, I'm looking for a Cutting Edge 1/32 F-14A (early) Backdate Set (the early gun vents/with 7 vents) on it. Please send a PM. Thanks Dan
  14. Hello, I'm looking for a Cutting Edge 1/32 F-14A (early) Backdate Set (the early gun vents/with 7 vents) on it. Please send a PM. Thanks Dan
  15. So I'm wanting to start a couple 1/32 F-14 builds, one of which is going to be an F-14D in low-viz, TPS markings. A lot of the D models have the upper surfaces painted in that Blue-Gray haze color FS 35237 (technically blue). I find one of the best matches to that distinct color is from the Model Master acrylic line, the Mr. Color/Mr Hobby are too dark and too grey. I imagine there are other good brands that may have a good match (I've heard good things about Mr. Paint, but I just can't do lacquers anymore, just too harsh with the fumes even with the hood for me). The one tricky area is fi
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