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Darren Roberts

Tamiya 1/48 F-14A Tomcat

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It looks like your wings are in oversweep.  Did you modify the sweep mechanism?

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16 hours ago, Reddog-03 said:

It looks like your wings are in oversweep.  Did you modify the sweep mechanism?

I didn't do anything extra to the wings. That's the way the kit comes.

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That's awesome news.  I thought I'd heard someone say the kit wings would only go to 68 degree full sweep.  I've been looking at the sprue photos trying to figure out how I would have to modify the wing sweep mechanism to put them in oversweep.  If the kit comes with that capability, it's one less thing to worry about.  And one more reason to love this kit!  Can't wait to get mine and take a shot at it.

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Awesome job i really love the subtle weathering and streaks it gives the correct scale look.

Just about to go to the hobby shop to collect mine :)

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Very nice kit and build will the SB update set allow most of the A models of the 80s and 90s to be built? I'm a bit of a newbie when it comes to F-14 blocks. 

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12 hours ago, Hornet14 said:

Very nice kit and build will the SB update set allow most of the A models of the 80s and 90s to be built? I'm a bit of a newbie when it comes to F-14 blocks. 

You are correct. The SB set will allow you to build up to just after Desert Storm, when they started getting the NACA vents. I'm working on a late A upgrade as well as an early A backdate, so eventually you'll be able to build just about any F-14A.

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4 hours ago, Darren Roberts said:

You are correct. The SB set will allow you to build up to just after Desert Storm, when they started getting the NACA vents. I'm working on a late A upgrade as well as an early A backdate, so eventually you'll be able to build just about any F-14A.

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:woo:1989 VF-51 here I come!

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Super build Darren. Just got one of my Tamiya kitty's I love it. Can't wait to get my second one :) 

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That's some hot and sexy there sir. I've always loved your Tomcat work since I first saw it in FSM. Always a pleasure to see a Master of Tomcats at work!

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