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1/48 Tamiya F-14A

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Steel Beach will have a set for the ECM antennas and TCS pod. You can get wheels from Royale Resin or other various companies. Everything else is in the kit, including the tall TACAN antenna if needed, as some ODS Tomcats had them.

Nice! I'll get your stuff for sure. I regretted it not getting your LANTIRN pods while I was there.

Rob

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I like all the brands that come in the Tamiya box.

I 'm a fan of colorful patterns 70s. But undoubtedly the first choice is VF-2

Then VF- 84 and Iran.

But hopefully someday the decals for the VF -114 gray over white are avaliable.

Edited by Fefster

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This one or bust:

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I soooo wish one of the new school decal companies would make decals for this bird. The aeromaster sheet is impossible to find! Furball and Fightertown, are you guys listening? 😜

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This one or bust:

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Oh snap! Ive just spent the last hour or so searching the internet to find decals for this and nothing. We need these markings!

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Looks to be an all-over flat Light Gull Grey FS36440.

https://www.furballaero-design.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=FDS%2D4808

Technically at the time the U.S. Navy was using a gloss gull gray on its jets when they went through depot level maintenance after a cruise. A few weeks at sea thanks to weather, high speed flight and salt spray the finish would pretty much become satin or flat in appearance. I'm not sure how long the Nimitz was on operational station when the Su-22 shoot down incident occurred.

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For my choices, I would like to do Iran, VF-41 from Gulf of Sidra and VF-32 from the second Libyan shoot down incident. I've got the markings to do all of them and could enter them in a single collection as F-14s who earned air to air kills. I've got the bits to convert the Swordsmen jet as needed and the proper decals, even if it will still require some minor surgery on the sheet.

I would also love to do Gunslinger 76, which was the VF-124 Bicentennial marked jet in full high vis gull gray over white. One thing is for sure, if I plan to do ALL these Tomcats, I am going to need a lot more display case space.

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Any of the overall Light Gull Gray schemes. Don't want to have to paint the white bottom. There is an overall LGG Sundowners scheme or maybe Aardvarks scheme that I could pull off building this kit OOB, right?

Edited by TomcatFanatic123

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Any of the overall Light Gull Gray schemes. Don't want to have to paint the white bottom. There is an overall LGG Sundowners scheme or maybe Aardvarks scheme that I could pull off building this kit OOB, right?

I found several -111 jets you can do OOB in both hi vis and lo vis schemes for overall Gull Gray. You may need to adjust the BuNo. I never do. No one can really see it anyway. :D

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Wish there was new fin tips for the early A's with the hexagonal reinforcement plates like on the Persian cats.

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Never seen this photo before. Sure is different with the Japanese kill markings.

:cheers:

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Never seen this photo before. Sure is different with the Japanese kill markings.

:cheers:/>

I'd heard about, maybe seen the photo, then completely forgot about it. Stumbled on to it accidentally today trying to track down Bunos for the famous "Splash the Zeros" scene.

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Did VF-84 actually do up a Cat with those kill markings or was somebody having fun with Photoshop? :D

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This one or bust:

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Hell yes! What a great shot!

Edited by 305swag

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+2 :thumbsup:/> plus this one:

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always loved red tails :rolleyes:/>

VF-31 is pretty sharp too.

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Did VF-84 actually do up a Cat with those kill markings or was somebody having fun with Photoshop? :D/>

I believe that pic was in the squadron walkaround.

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