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  1. Skull Leader

    SU-22UM3 Peruvian Air Force

    there aren't a lot of photos out there, the Peruvians have never been huge on having their military aircraft photographed by the general public. There are a couple of good photos in the Yefim Gordon book of the combat models, but none of the trainers. They only had 3-5 UM3s and they're long out of service now. There's a pic of one on the Wikipedia page, but it looks like a recent photo with a very faded paint job.
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    VF-32 CAG F-14A tail color.

    the color is FS 15044, Gloss insignia Blue. In certain lighting conditions, the color is often mistaken for black.
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    AMK 1/48 F-14!!!

    because "mah wings gotta have dropped flaps or else it ain't good!"
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    AMK 1/48 F-14!!!

    By definition, that IS sensorship. (I'm not tryin' to say... I'm just sayin'.) Sio's assertion that the only detractors are from his "competitors" is farcical at best. When you boast that your kit is going to be the best and most accurate iteration out there.... especially in a subject so saturated as the tomcat, you can be damn sure people are going to nitpick. We want the kit to be perfect... we would be beyond thrilled if it were. But dont put test shots out there and not expect them to get nitpicked. You wanna edit or shut down the thread, that's your bailiwick, but don't try to pass it off for something it isnt.
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    Correcting Hobby Boss FB-111 intakes

    You have to do that anyway on the academy kit, so the same goes regardless of which kit you use them on.
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    F-14A glove vanes 1/48

    I don't know the answer to that for certain, but I believe they were a function of the speed. The faster the airspeed, the more they deployed.
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    F-14A glove vanes 1/48

    no. Zero aerodynamic profiling
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    Rescaling decals

    http://www.arcair.com/TnT-archives/tnt-main.shtm Very top of the page is a scale converting tool.
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    GWH Jumping on the 1/48 Tomcat Bandwagon?

    I'm still waiting for Kitty Hawk's announcement now that the new year has passed... especially now that GWH has blown the lid off of theirs. 😄
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    AMK 1/48 F-14!!!

    Best of luck on that, transparency isn't one of AMK's watchwords. Do they owe us an explanation? Certainly not. Would it go a LONG way towards fostering a better relationship with those they'd like to be their customers? Absolutely. In either case, since I cancelled my pre-order, I guess I don't have a dog in this fight any more. If an explanation had been given as to why they've continually missed deadlines, I might have held on to it.
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    EA-6A wild weasel walkways

    It's been molded at least twice, actually... and I can actually find them easier than I can the bog-standard A-6E kit. (at least around here)
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    AMK 1/48 F-14!!!

    cancelled both of mine too.
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    Kitty Hawk 1/32 Mirage 2000

    That you started it, maybe? I'm not tryin' to say, I'm just sayin'....
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    1/48 Tamiya F-14A

    It's there, they just don't mention it in the instructions. For as much detail as Tamiya put into the kit, their instructions sometimes leave a bit to be desired. Another example is in the F-14D kit... if you're building the VF-2 option, they tell you to use the sparrow-well blanking panel used by F-14As and Bs on TARPS-wired jets, when that panel wasn't used in D models. (and I don't recall it being mentioned at all in the A kit, though I think all the options in the F-14A kit pre-date the introduction of TARPS)
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    VF-213 Last cruise CAG colour

    That's Tamiya being Tamiya and not proofing their research. THIS is the CAG jet: https://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.masm.fr%2FNavycag%2FMaddogDesignsProfiles%2FF-14%2FVF213-BlackLions-CAG-Mutha-Roosevelt-2006.jpg&imgrefurl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.masm.fr%2FNavycag%2FMaddogDesignsTomcat.html&docid=MyldOMcTUI_4jM&tbnid=F_x9_eChJJavNM%3A&vet=10ahUKEwjbsZe8l4LfAhXM3YMKHXcuC1AQMwhDKAUwBQ..i&w=1304&h=794&bih=860&biw=1768&q=VF-213 Last cruise CAG jet&ved=0ahUKEwjbsZe8l4LfAhXM3YMKHXcuC1AQMwhDKAUwBQ&iact=mrc&uact=8