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Everything posted by gb_madcat_sl

  1. The AMK kit is definitely not easy to build. Go for the Tamiya. Mark
  2. Are you sure about this? I compared the oleo struts of both the Academy 1/72 and Tamiya 1/48 models and they seem to be pretty close relative to their respective scales of course. The Academy one looks longer as it lacks the rods linking the drag brace to the launch bar. Mark
  3. Nozzles incoming from Wolfpack Designs. Mark
  4. Thanks for the encouraging words, everyone! Mark
  5. Presenting my go at Academy's new-tool 1/72 F-14A Tomcat. Overall it was a decent build with good detail. Aftermarket used were Fine Molds plastic seatbelts and decals from a re-boxing of their old-tool Tomcat. She is built as Fast Eagle 107 of VF-41 "Black Aces" just after the infamous 1981 Gulf of Sidra incident in which this jet and another VF-41 Tomcat, Fast Eagle 102, shot down a pair of Libyan Su-22 Fitter attack aircraft. Mark
  6. I can confirm that it is not included in the new Academy kit. Mark
  7. You need references for Singapore Vipers? There are a couple on static display at the airshow over this weekend. Mark
  8. Ooh. Looks like Hubbie got hit by the ban hammer.
  9. The Hasegawa wings are missing the hinges and some actuators. Corrections covered in this article. http://www.hyperscale.com/features/2001/f14constructiondwa_3.htm Mark
  10. Where did you get this info from?
  11. Which builds? Photos please. Mark
  12. Looks like we have a winner! 300 pages!
  13. I think they are solid parts in the kit Mark
  14. Still need to fabricate the slime light covers and nav lights. There are no spares for these in the box. Not too difficult though. Mark
  15. Picked up the kit from my LHS over the weekend. Looks really nice! Mark
  16. I see. Do you have links to these builds? I have the kit in hand and would like to have some guidance when I tackle it. Mark
  17. You’re privy to the fit issues because you have the kit in hand and are building it or is this second-hand conjecture from builds you see online? Mark
  18. Hope they don't carry over their god-awful rendition of the AIM-9X. Mark
  19. Here's my rendition of Tamiya's recent iteration of the iconic P-38 Lightning. I dressed mine up to represent "Miss Virginia" which was involved in Operation Vengeance; the aerial assassination of Admiral Yamamoto who was the mastermind of the attack on Pearl Harbor. The kit fell together really well with minimal filler used for seam lines. However, the kit decals were a tad thick. For aftermarket, I used PE seatbelts by Eduard and metal gun barrels by Master Models. The wire antenna was done using 0.1mm copper wire, brass tubing and rigging fibre by Infini. The kit was painted with Mr Color lacquers and weathered with oils, enamels and pencils. All in all, the kit was a pleasure to build. Looking forward to Tamiya releasing other variants! Mark
  20. Pretty sure this list refers to Warthogs in 1/72. OP is asking about 1/48. Mark
  21. Hmm. That's interesting. I'm looking at the sets from the Tomcat kit as well as the ordnance set and all 8 of mine are molded perfectly. Maybe @Sio or @Martin @ AMK Models can arrange for a set of replacements to be sent you way? Mark
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