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HobbyBoss 1/48 F-14A

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Dave,

NICE WORK ..Looking good to ME.

Keep up the good work..

HOLMES

{HAPPY NEW YEAR} :)

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Thanks every one!

I wonder does this kit include a separate air refuelling probe? It's would be great for Iranian F-14.

Well the kit does come with the standard probe / bay etc... I just elected not to use it

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Looking very good TT! Can't wait to see her with her clothes on!

Jeremy

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Hi All... Paint done and decals going on... Using the markings from a receint HAS release that had Cartograph markings..... They Matched up surprisingly well... Not perfect mind you, but not to shabby....

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Thanks for looking

Dave

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Nice work!

Can't wait to see her finished!

/Kristian

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Ok, I think I have seen enough.

I definately need to get me a HB Tomcat!

Great work so far, looking forward see this one finished.

Many thanks for sharing! :thumbsup:

Cheers,

Anders

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Beautiful choice of markings! Can't wait to see the final model.

Rodney

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OH man what a BEAUTY!!!!!! I think I am in LOVE! er, with the model I mean! Hehehe! Awesome job you have done TT, can't wait to see more.

Jeremy

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Great work- and it's nice to see an "Old School" Cat once in awhile. Your decals are excellent.

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Very nice indeed! :blink:

The Hobby Boss Tomcat is looking very, very good. I'd like to do a comparison build this year with the Hasegawa kit...

Your paint sceme is unusual - but very attractive! Thanks for sharing! Can't wait to see the finished bird! :D

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I like it a lot... I think for your pics, building this tomcat is more fun that Hasegawa TOMCAT... whitout the exess of rivets maybe we have the best kit for F-14...

I wish F-14A B and D from HoobyBoss :D

Greetings

from Lima - PERU

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Very nice indeed! :blink:

The Hobby Boss Tomcat is looking very, very good. I'd like to do a comparison build this year with the Hasegawa kit...

Your paint sceme is unusual - but very attractive! Thanks for sharing! Can't wait to see the finished bird! :D

Gotta love the early year paint schemes for US Navy planes. The Gull grey over white really brings out the colors of the markings!

Jeremy

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:banana: I Love that scheme :coolio: , the early bounty hunters are one of mi favorites tomcats squadrons :nanner: !!!

Great Work Dave!!! Keep it coming!!!

Greetings

FEDE

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GREAT STUFF... where did you get those early VF-2 markings.... looking for one set my self... are there any 1st cruise VF1/ markings already availavble

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Looking Smoove, Dave ... Really Smoove ... :thumbsup:

Gregg

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Hi All... Paint done and decals going on... Using the markings from a receint HAS release that had Cartograph markings..... They Matched up surprisingly well... Not perfect mind you, but not to shabby....

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One of the coolest schemes EVER! Reminds me of the old tool 1/72 Hasegawa kit I had as a kid :)...Decals look fine, good fit. Whaddya think to the kit so far?

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I know that there are gonna be some Die Hard opponants to the HB kit... And that is OK.... But I'm tellin' ya all.. This kit will be great for the modeler that doesn't wanna spend up to a year building.... Or spending up to 100 % the price of the kit for an Aires / Avionics Pit and other aftermarket goodies to make the mighty Hasegawa better... This kit is for the modeler that models for themselves. Now if your a commission builder that can have the buyer absorb the cost of the after market stuff.. Thats great.... But lets not bash this kit to badly. Yea the HB is about $10.00 more than a standard HAS A model... But how much are ya gonna spend on stuff?? OOB the HB Beats HAS Hands down for fit, Cockpit details and wheel wells, Yea the excessive rivits are a bit over the top... But an hour of applying some Mr Surfacer 500 to the un wanted rivits and 10 minutes of sanding with 800 grit sand paper, the problem is gone.. And no wanted surface detail is lost...

I'll have some profile shots of the main fuselage up in the next day or so... She's lookin pretty good compared to my latest HAS build

Dave

Just got mine the other day for $58.00 shipped from China and i must say that's the best $58.00 i've spent on a kit in a long time! The VF-41 bird just does it for me! Keep up the good work, i love the hi vis F-14's!

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Oh yeah!! An old-school Tomcat! Couldn't go wrong with one of these bad boys! Great progress so far! :cheers:

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