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1/18th F-14B Tomcat conversion

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13 hours ago, A-10 LOADER said:

Thank Aigore, I have to admit I'm really enjoying this part of the process.

 

Steve

"TOMCATS FOREVER, BABY...!"

So am i, and all of us i dare to say.. It will be the Coolest Tomcatmodel ever!!

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4 hours ago, freshnewstart said:

So am i, and all of us i dare to say.. It will be the Coolest Tomcatmodel ever!!

Thanks freshnewstart, I appreciate your kind feedback. I'm not too sure about the "coolest Tomcat model ever" part but, I'm happy with how she is looking so far. There are A LOT of talented people here on this site that blow me away.

 

Steve

"TOMCATS FOREVER, BABY...!"

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On 10/21/2018 at 1:17 PM, A-10 LOADER said:

... Still much more to do but, progress is being made. ...

Gee, Steve!  Just when I thought you were just about finished, too. 😀

 

She's looking better & better. :thumbsup:

 

John

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4 hours ago, CaptainObvious said:

The weathering is looking great!

-co

 

1 hour ago, JohnS said:

Gee, Steve!  Just when I thought you were just about finished, too. 😀

 

She's looking better & better. :thumbsup:

 

John

Thanks boys, John she's getting closer and closer.

 

Steve

"TOMCATS FOREVER, BABY...!"

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8 hours ago, A-10 LOADER said:

Thanks freshnewstart, I appreciate your kind feedback. I'm not too sure about the "coolest Tomcat model ever" part but, I'm happy with how she is looking so far. There are A LOT of talented people here on this site that blow me away.

 

Steve

"TOMCATS FOREVER, BABY...!"

We have this very old saying.; sæt ikke dit lys under en skæppe .. Can be translated to : Dont sell your shine to cheap..

This big model you are about to finish, is a outstanding journey, with an amazing result..You earned every rose you get..

Jesper

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On 10/22/2018 at 6:41 PM, freshnewstart said:

We have this very old saying.; sæt ikke dit lys under en skæppe .. Can be translated to : Dont sell your shine to cheap..

This big model you are about to finish, is a outstanding journey, with an amazing result..You earned every rose you get..

Jesper

Thanks very much.

 

Steve

"TOMCATS FOREVER, BABY...!"

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Update for today,
I went back over the top surfaces of the jet, with a thin coat of the Medium Gray, just to knock back the "sun bleached" effect and blend things together more. Thanks for staying interested in this build and enjoy the pics.

Steve
"TOMCATS FOREVER, BABY...!"

 

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17 hours ago, freshnewstart said:

Awesome!

Thanks very much.

 

Steve

"TOMCATS FOREVER, BABY...!"

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21 hours ago, chuck540z3 said:

Totally cool.  Wow!

 

Chuck

Thanks very much Chuck, I appreciate that. As I've said in the past many times, your  opinion, which I highly regard, means a lot to me.

I'm currently working on the top surfaces of the jet, weathering her up and adding the dirt and grime. I'm also working on an idea for the wing sweep wear marks and I'm hoping to have something worth posting soon.

 

Steve

"TOMCATS FOREVER, BABY...!"

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Greetings everyone,
I'm thinking this will be my last update until the jet is completed. I want my final reveal to be a surprise for everyone and, because she's so close, I don't want to give anything away until she's completed.
I was able to get the entire jet weathered and gloss coated again, to lock in all the weathering and to also help darken up the colors so that when I flat coat her, the colors won't fade away.
I need to fix one slime light decal, flat coat her, do the metal colored areas and then I can unmask her ( I'm really looking forward to that part, hopefully no over-spray found it's way inside the cockpit ) and get all the pieces added to her.
I'm hoping with in the next two weeks, at the very latest, to have a finished product to show all of you. Thanks to everyone who stayed on this ride until the end, I appreciate it very much.

Steve
"TOMCATS FOREVER, BABY...!"

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On 10/31/2018 at 2:26 PM, A-10 LOADER said:


I need to fix one slime light decal, flat coat her, do the metal colored areas and then I can unmask her ( I'm really looking forward to that part, hopefully no over-spray found it's way inside the cockpit ) and get all the pieces added to her.
Steve
"TOMCATS FOREVER, BABY...!"

 

 

Always the fear of every modeler, because the fix is just about impossible to do.  Good luck Steve!  I'm really looking forward to the final reveal.

 

Cheers,

Chuck

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On 11/2/2018 at 7:00 PM, chuck540z3 said:

 

 

Always the fear of every modeler, because the fix is just about impossible to do.  Good luck Steve!  I'm really looking forward to the final reveal.

 

Cheers,

Chuck

Thanks Chuck, the good news is there was no over spray in side the cockpit, thank God.

I've been busy adding all the small details to the jet, all the fuselage probes along with a scratch-built Temperature probe, an old sewing needle was used for the port side "pointy" Angle of Attack Sensor, yaw string, blade antenna to the bottom of the TCS pod ( for the third and, hopefully LAST time ).  Unmasked all the glass, cleaned it all up and, polished it and, also unmasked the wingtip lights, glove vane lights, walkways and, the TCS pod. 

She's getting closer everyday, hopefully not too much longer.

 

Steve

"TOMCATS FOREVER, BABY...!"

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For Chuck,

 

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Steve

"TOMCATS FOREVER, BABY...!"

 

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Greetings all,
Just a quick note to let you all know that my Tomcat was completed on Tuesday the 14th, how ironic eh and, pics will follow shortly.
Thanks to all who followed along.

Steve
"TOMCATS FOREVER, BABY...!"

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On 11/7/2018 at 9:04 AM, A-10 LOADER said:

For Chuck,

 

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Steve

"TOMCATS FOREVER, BABY...!"

 

 

 

Just noticed this.  Fanfrickingtastic!

 

Cheers,

Chuck

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59 minutes ago, A-10 LOADER said:

Greetings all,
Just a quick note to let you all know that my Tomcat was completed on Tuesday the 14th, how ironic eh and, pics will follow shortly.
Thanks to all who followed along.

Steve
"TOMCATS FOREVER, BABY...!"

Wow, I don't think my old bod can handle the shock! :thumbsup2:

 

Congrats Steve on keeping focused on completing this project over the years.  It's been a great trip.

 

Can't wait to see photos of the finished big 'cat.  

 

John

 

 

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1 hour ago, chuck540z3 said:

 

 

Just noticed this.  Fanfrickingtastic!

 

Cheers,

Chuck

Yes sir, very happy to find no over spray inside the cockpit or canopy.

 

Steve

"TOMCATS FOREVER, BABY...!"

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26 minutes ago, JohnS said:

Wow, I don't think my old bod can handle the shock! :thumbsup2:

 

Congrats Steve on keeping focused on completing this project over the years.  It's been a great trip.

 

Can't wait to see photos of the finished big 'cat.  

 

John

 

 

Thanks John, hopefully you'll approve of the final product.

 

Steve

"TOMCATS FOREVER, BABY...!"

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