DanW

Tamiya F-14A 1/48 VF-84

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Finally done. I was building her since November. Mostly out of the box except nose gear damper which I made from metalic tube. People say it is a great kit and indeed it is but there are few things that really grind my gears like the windscreen starboard edge fit or the wing gloves which are hard to glue without damage to the retractable vane panel lines. I used MM acrylics for major colors and other brands mostly Tamiya, Gunze and Vallejo for detailing. I will shoot few more pictures showing details some time later.

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Despite the "Jolly Ranchers" markings.

 

Very NICE !!!! :thumbsup:

 

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Exceptionally well built. This totally subjective, but to me the panel line wash is a bit stark. Using too dark of a wash runs the risk of making it look like a die-cast kit. It's the age old battle of balancing realism with artistic license. Overall, it's an extremely well done build.

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11 hours ago, Darren Roberts said:

Exceptionally well built. This totally subjective, but to me the panel line wash is a bit stark. Using too dark of a wash runs the risk of making it look like a die-cast kit. It's the age old battle of balancing realism with artistic license. Overall, it's an extremely well done build.

I agree, the panel line wash is way too dark. I was struggling with gray tone selection and all the grays I got in stash seemed too light or too brownish to me. I finally used almost black one and looks too dark now.

Thanks,

Dan

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