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23 hours ago, viperbite said:

Wow! Superb! And it's even much harder to get despite of all those issues the kit has. Truly master piece!

 

I agree, damn fine job.

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Beautiful job. Thanks for posting and for pointing out the things you feel could use improving. Kind of the point of this board I'd say. I don't ever recall ANYONE saying the kit is unbuildable but I guess some people read things differently. Outstanding work! the paint job is especially convincing! 

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18 hours ago, F4DPhantomII said:

Could it be worse than Hasegawa’s kits?

 

In some areas, it's on par with the Hasegawa kit, especially the intake ramp area. Overall, I think it's slightly better than the Hasegawa as far as fiddly construction, but I still probably won't build another one. 

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After 4 months of work, here is my build of the AMK 1/48 F-14D Tomcat.

 

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I added a few items to the build...

  • Resin wheels.
  • P/E seat belts.
  • Intake covers made from Tamiya tape.
  • A radar assembly from a Hobby Boss Tomcat kit.

The fit tolerances were very tight. All matting/gluing surfaces had to be sanded or the parts would not fit. There are lots of small parts that need careful attention when gluing/attaching. I was surprised how well the Hobby Boss radar set parts fit. Just a little white glue to fill in and it worked great!

The model was airbrushed using MM Acrylics. I also used "Flory models dark-dirt wash" to highlight the panel lines. The decals where from the kit.

Hope you like it!

Scott

CNJC-IPMS

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