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F-14B Tomcat VF-102

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See if I can get this built over the next 6 weeks. I've got a fresh 1/48 Revell F-14D Tomcat. I'll be salvaging the instrument panels from a previous build that I never finished. Only reason I'm salvaging these is because of the resin screen I have already applied to the rear IP. After market will be Steel Beach F-14 LANTIRN set, Verlinden ejection seats (I already painted them for the other build), and CAM Decals 48-098.

And now....for pictures...

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Update of the last couple weeks work:

The old pit next to the new

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Leather covers

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Fitment of the intakes are horrid on these kits. It took a lot of sanding on the inside walls to get the fit close to flush. Still going to take some sanding on the outside to get it completely flush.

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Thats a little better

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Wing halves glued together

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Time to get the top and bottom glued together.

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Time to get the top and bottom glued together.

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Looking on in awe!

I has to ask: what's with the coin in the photo...? Just 'cos you're rich, eh! :D

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I assume it's a clamping caul to align the upper and lower fuselage joint.

Edited by David N Lombard

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David is correct. There is a couple 90 degree angles in the seam between the upper and lower half. Without something flat, such as the pennies, or holding it for a couple hours, there would be a lot of sanding involved.

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Ah, got it! :rolleyes:/>

Really looking forward to seeing this take shape. BTW, if anyone missed the cool Diamondbacks 50th video on the (now defunct) Patrick's Aviation site, it has surfaced on YouTube, in two parts:

(I defy anyone not to get goosebumps when 'Jump' kicks in with the Tomcats at around 03:20!)

Edited by ChippyWho

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