Jump to content
ARC Discussion Forums
  • advertisement_alt
  • advertisement_alt
  • advertisement_alt
Sign in to follow this  
titan

Trumpeter 1/32 F-14 Tomcat

Recommended Posts

Nice job, Chris. As always though. :thumbsup:

The intakes seem to be a very good seller. ;)

Cheers and...happy mastering!

Alexander

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That looks great Chris! Wow!!

Edited by Zactoman
removed quoted images

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for all the encouraging comments! This looks to be a popular product.

Rivets!

I recall reading comments about how Trumpeter went way overboard with the rivets and how they shouldn't be present on the intakes.

Trumpeter may not have done a good job with their rivets but they are present and sometimes very prominent on the real thing.

Like the Tamiya Mustang wings, you can easily hide them with a coat of Mr. Surfacer or similar primer if you don't want them there.

The rivets on the actual plane are flush and painted over but often show and gather dirt. In certain areas the rivets tend to be hidden more (i.e. the forward sides) but I have included them for the modeler to decide what to do with.

For those who have seen Tomcats up close at air museums, keep in mind that they have been heavily repainted and haven't been used and abused.

Intake_16.jpg

Notice that Trumpter located the rear intersection of the intake part is too far back. This resulted in the engine access panel being way too narrow.

I moved the intersection forward, closer to where it belongs. This means that the intersection between the resin part will need to be eliminated and some re-scribing will be necessary.

Intake_17.jpg

Here is a good picture showing the engine access panel and the rivets on the intake: http://data3.primeportal.net/hangar/bill_spidle_f-14d/f-14d_159600_christine_parts/images/f-14d_159600_christine_parts_265_of_354.jpg

:cheers:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Chris,

I've got to say, your work is remarkable. I've just been studying these new intakes and I'm sat here gaping at the delicacy of your work. When I think how tough it is to scribe a single straight line I'm in awe of the accuracy and crispness of these intakes. Every line, curve and rivet is beautifully rendered.

Another thing that impresses me is the varying depth of the panel lines compared to the rivet detail within each panel. That must take alot of effort.

I hope they are as popular as they appear to be. :pray:

Bravo dude, these look tremendous. :worship:

:thumbsup:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Totally agree with the comments of geedubelyer.

Your research skills rock as well!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Chris

GREAT as usually.

I need a set. I need two sets. I need three sets. Only my vallet will decide. But one even if I have to sell my kidney.

Good luck

Jozef

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have been lurking on this one for a while now and those intakes look Awesome! :thumbsup: Glad I am not the only one that noticed that the daily doors were too narrow on the Trumpeter kit. I am curious if you will be producing them with the P&W engine differences for the "A" model Tomcats as well? Or will we just need to make the changes, which wouldn't be too difficult anyway?

KiowaFixer

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

NOw all i need is for Zactoman to use his crazy skills and shrink these to fit 1/48 Hasegawa kit :pray:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I hope they come out at the same time wolf pack does the cockpit for and update for the B. :rolleyes:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Man oh man! It makes me want to do a 1/32 Tomcat after my Flanker! Great work!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hello Chris,

I was wondering if the new Quickboost intake cover fit in your intake. Did you modifyed the area where the cover is normaly located?

Thanks

Stephan

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks again for the nice comments guys! :cheers:

I've been making good progress and am currently scribing the second intake.

I was wondering if the new Quickboost intake cover fit in your intake. Did you modifyed the area where the cover is normaly located?

No, my intakes are not even close to the same size or shape as the kit parts.

I'm hoping that when you see them you won't want to put covers on them!

:cheers:

Edited by Zactoman

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

...

No, my intakes are not even close to the same size or shape as the kit parts.

...

:thumbsup:

Edited by Anders_Isaksson

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Any updates on these Chris? I too am eagerly awaiting a set for my pooched Trumpeter F-14A. Just as soon as the resin is cured, there are dozens, if not hundreds, of us with cash ready to throw at you in exhange for at least one set of these beauties. Doo tell.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hey Chris,

what do you think, will you have the intakes ready before xmas? My credit card is ready...!!

Can´t wait to see these intakes on my cat :woot.gif:

Edited by Tomcatfreak

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...