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    Winter time: Model building, preparing summer events...<br>Summer time: WWII GMC 2.5to truck 1/1 scale (real one), going on vehicle meetings, WWII re-enactments, air shows, parachuting...

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  1. anj4de

    1/48 Tamiya F-14D

    Got pics ou already?
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    1/48 Tamiya F-14D

    Hi Darren The wheels are not bad but the tyres lack all the nice markers names that the resin guys have on theirs...I have already used Eduard wheels on my -A. The Tamiya wheels could be used on an old Monogram in stead... cheers Uwe
  3. anj4de

    AMK 1/48 F-14!!!

    Hello AMK...any news on the Tomcat please? Even though I now have the Tamiya -D, I still have budget for yours... 🙂 Looking fwd to it! cheers Uwe
  4. anj4de

    1/48 Tamiya F-14D

    Hi...Has anybody heard anything about upcoming Eduard and other add on stuff for the Tamiya -D? Wheels are needed, a cockpit maybe and I am tempted to say exaust nozzles since those are rather simplified in the Tamiya kit. thanks Uwe
  5. anj4de

    IRIAF F-4 D Phantoms

    Great pictures of my favourite jet. How recent were those taken? Does Iran still fly -D models? I know they have -E ones as well. Are all those still in service? cheers Uwe
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    1/48 Tamiya F-14D

    ...started my -D now, so far business as usual. Parts fall together as experienced on the-A model already. I was tempted at first to use the Quickboost transparent resin navigation light inserts for the fuselage but opted out, too much cutting for too little effect. It would be nice though if the various decal providers could include those on their sheets. It would simplify things a lot. The masking set from New Ware has those included for painting but as small as they are red/green decals would do the trick even easier... Brian, I am looking fwd to the new decal sheet...this time I want a low viz bird, I think it captures the -D area and missions best. F-14A versions IMHO look best in the earliest gray over white colors. Can't get that Vietnam VF-1 No.105 out of my head, one day...! 🙂 cheers Uwe
  7. anj4de

    1/48 Tamiya F-14D

    Thanks Brian and Darren...great help! I also just ordered the 4 basic colors in Tamiya's new LP range, I am curious if they are good. I have Gunze Mr-Color and MRP, like both even though the MRP are a bit on the expensive side being as thin as they are... cheers Uwe
  8. anj4de

    1/48 Tamiya F-14D

    Brian...you made my day! I actually want a low viz 2003 bird. Please put me on the list for a decal sheet Very useful information...especially the requirement to swap out consoles. I would not have thought about that being required. Last question...what's the deal on the all black painted cockpits, please? cheers Uwe
  9. anj4de

    1/48 Tamiya F-14D

    and to add to it, 163894 as shown on the decal sheet was definitelty a LANTIRN bird! Some nice pics of it in below link... http://www.seaforces.org/usnair/VF/Fighter-Squadron-2.htm
  10. anj4de

    1/48 Tamiya F-14D

    One more...dated 2002, so earlier then the Tamiya kit version says...(2203)
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    1/48 Tamiya F-14D

    Thanks Darren But VF-2 eventually got LANTIRN -Ds...do you know when that was? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VFA-2#/media/File:US_Navy_030518-N-0295M-008_An_F-14D_Tomcat_comes_in_for_a_landing_aboard_the_aircraft_carrier_USS_Constellation_(CV-64)_after_completing_Aerial_Combat_Maneuvers_(ACM)_training.jpg
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    1/48 Tamiya F-14D

    Hello F-14D experts! I am about to start with the Tamiya -D. I am aiming for the (a) VF-2 bird, CAG or line bird not yet clear. Two questions I have: 1. The Tamiya istruction tell you NOT to use the PTID control stick on the left RIO console for VF-2. Is this correct only for the 2003 CAG bird or for all VF-2 birds at that time frame? 2. Cockpit color...the Coremans bool shows, amongst others, a completely black -D cockpit. Which birds/squadrons did have that, please? I read elsewhere it was done for night ops but do not recall to which birds and when. thanks Uwe
  13. anj4de

    Fightertown Decals and the Tamiya Tomcat...

    VF-2 low viz with "BEAT ARMY" and "GO NAVY" for the Tamiya bird please... thanks Uwe
  14. anj4de

    1/48 Tamiya F-14D

    ...going through the instructions I find one thing strange! Sprue C is the one with the vertical stabalizers which now have the correct T-shaped re-enforcements. I know it was debated before if Tamiya re-tooled the mold or made a new one. The order number for sprue C in the -D kit (can be bought seperately) is 19006652 which is the same as in the -A kit. So there is no differenciation between the two which leads to the conclusion that they re-worked the molds...which in return means that once the first version stock is used up no new -A kits could be produced! That sounds just not right. I do not know how big Tamiya's stock in -As is but it is hard to believe it will last for 20/30 years. Looking at how long the Monogram version is in circulation it will cause an issue sooner or later. Will the -A become a rare collector's item soon...? 😉 cheers Uwe PS: It also rules out the possibility for a very early -A...unless the produce a new tool. 😞
  15. anj4de

    1/48 Tamiya F-14D

    It's here!!! Received e-mail about availabilty yesterday at 11:34AM, ordered, got confirmation at 12:19. Today at 12:06 it was at my door! Great service of Modelbau Seidel http://www.modellbau-seidel.de/index.php?firma=Tamiya&amp;best=61118 Kit is sold out again now...but I have it! That made my week end! 🙂 At a very brief inspection I found some more niceties...the so far not too often mentioned 4th version, a VF-11 bird from 1995, has alternative earlier rear cockpit equippment, the older round screen which Tamiya added! Also the decals for the cockpit include switched on and off screens now! A nice touch. One of the versions, VF-2, has the front center Sparrow bay faired over...Tamiya provides the parts here. And the carbon decals for the engine fairings are now a lot less pronounced than in the pics of the show models from Japan. I am sure there is more to detect...like for example the included interieur of the TARPS pod! 🙂 cheers Uwe