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Manuel J. Armas S.

F-14D TOMCAT VF-2, 1/32 Tamiya Conversion

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Manuel, is that kit still engraved for the forward fuse and raise panel lines for the rest? I built it in the early 80's and it was that way?

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Manuel, is that kit still engraved for the forward fuse and raise panel lines for the rest? I built it in the early 80's and it was that way?

Yes, is the same Kit just with aditional parts.

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What is the CAM set? and what kind of wheels are those? I am making the exact same kit in probably the exact same markings ;) (VF-2 High Viz) :)

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What is the CAM set? and what kind of wheels are those? I am making the exact same kit in probably the exact same markings <_< (VF-2 High Viz) <_<

Anthony those are the Golden Dragons resin wheels with the updated rim. I have 2 sets and they are nice got them thru Great Models Erick

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Anthony those are the Golden Dragons resin wheels with the updated rim. I have 2 sets and they are nice got them thru Great Models Erick

:monkeydance: Thanks Erick

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What is the CAM set?

Anthony, maybe, could it be the GE exhaust nozzles? (I can't see the Teknics conversion...)

Manuel, I will be following this thread very closing, as I will have to build the same kit (B-version, in -102 markings). I own the Golden Dragons wheels, too, and they really are good for any B/D versions. The bird you chose is very spectacular.

Luca

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hey Manuel,

how long did your teknics conversion take to arrive? mine hasnt arrived after a few weeks, dont know what the problem is :bandhead2:

TIA

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hey Manuel,

how long did your teknics conversion take to arrive? mine hasnt arrived after a few weeks, dont know what the problem is :banana:

TIA

Well TIA: My Teknics Conversion arrive in almost three week. You must have patience.

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And here we go!

Detailing and updating the left and right fuselage, the red part is for sanding and blue to fill.

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After that, I want to make a more panel lines and detailing this part.

Greetings

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Manuel, you have the IFR door cover shown as an area needing to be filled. Don't forget that on that cruise, they removed the doors and left the probe and probe bay uncovered:

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:P

Daniel

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I'll be looking forward to your progress. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to find any photos for that specific aircraft, even though it would have been the "A" version back in my day. I remember when they started taking the IFR doors off during Desert Storm. I watched one get ingested during a launch and FOD the engine out. It was not pretty.

I'm glad you picked the Bounty Hunters. I always loved their colors. I know these are the Deltas, but I thought it might be worth looking at. Cheers

Eddie

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Good luck with these beautiful big plane. Your explain with step by step are great, so i can follow you what you have doing it.

I've one on stash for F-14B with teknics conversion. I'll build into VF-143.

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Oh.. a new plane built by our f-14 master (your last thread about the 1:48 tomcat was very impressing!!!)... looking forward to see more progress...!

:cheers:

dave

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Looking forward to more progress on you CAT.

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Manuel, you have the IFR door cover shown as an area needing to be filled. Don't forget that on that cruise, they removed the doors and left the probe and probe bay uncovered:

:wave:

Daniel

Hi Daniel, well I made this tomcat with the probe bay covered. :whistle:

Here some pics detaling the GUN BAY VENTS...

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Greetings...

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looks great!! I've got one sitting in the closet just begging to be built....

While your at the opening up of things (and good call for the Naca vents) drill out those vents under the gun.

-brian

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Sweet! I'm building a Tamiya Cat right now as well....at basically the same stage. Will be watching closely! Looks good so far!

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Hi:

In the frontal fuselage it lodges the cockpit and the Main Landig Gear. The Kit of tamiya offers detailing with many deficiencies, too many marks of injection and cut wiring, seeing photos I realized that can be fixed with something of Scratch so...

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I don´t finish the details yet, I have to make a few details more, the wires, painting and weathering of course.

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Watching your progress closely. Am debating myself whether or not my scatch-building skills are enough to conquer all of the landing gear bays. I was planning on adding details but not starting from scratch like yourself... oh well. Just curious, for the open NACA vents below the cannon, are you going to stick some card in behind it or just leave them open like that? Looks fantastic so far!

Ben

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Wow!! working on the big Cat are we? I can wait to see what you will do here Manuel. I have this project for my list to build.....soon B) So, please plenty of photos... :D

Mike

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Hi:

I have to change the details because the lengths was to wide, so I change it...

Soon the white paint and the weathering and de wires.

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Greetings...

Edited by Manuel J. Armas S.

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Hi everyone: continuing with this Tomcat, detailing the Nose gear bay, I tried it to detail to which the scale allows.

I use Copper and and steel to make the wires, This Whell bay is almost finish it need the weathering a few more wires and paint with black another wires too.

Here the pics.

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Greetings... :thumbsup:

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