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G.W.H - 1/72 F-14D TOMCAT

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On 11/1/2019 at 1:43 PM, picknpluck said:

Got mine finished up.

 

It looks really good. Well weathered... 

Congratulations

 

Eric B.

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Luckymodel is advertising the GWH 1/72 F-14A kit now and have it for preorder. Has decals for the early VF-1 scheme and includes the early style boat tail. I hope they do the same for the 1/48 version.

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On 11/22/2019 at 8:35 AM, Mstor said:

Luckymodel is advertising the GWH 1/72 F-14A kit now and have it for preorder. Has decals for the early VF-1 scheme and includes the early style boat tail. I hope they do the same for the 1/48 version.

 

Hmm... so no signs of the later style beaver tail and gun vent in the upcoming F-14A?

Well, perhaps more releases are on the way.

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On 11/22/2019 at 2:35 AM, Mstor said:

Luckymodel is advertising the GWH 1/72 F-14A kit now and have it for preorder. Has decals for the early VF-1 scheme and includes the early style boat tail. I hope they do the same for the 1/48 version.

Anyone know when GWH will release their 1/48th scale one?

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4 hours ago, B.Sin said:

Anyone know when GWH will release their 1/48th scale one?

I'm not sure GWH knows.

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7 hours ago, Anders_Isaksson said:

 

Hmm... so no signs of the later style beaver tail and gun vent in the upcoming F-14A?

Well, perhaps more releases are on the way.

 

There are two marking schemes provided. The VF-1 scheme with the original beaver tail and seven opening gun vent and a VF-41 scheme with a later boat tail but the same seven opening gun vent. I have found no close up pics of the parts sprues so don't know if there is a later style gun vent part. They've only shown a diagram of all the sprues. There a number of parts marked as not used. Perhaps there is a newer gun vent there. Will have to wait until more info is released.

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The F-14D comes with this gun vent in addition to the NACA vent. I'm told by the Tomcat gurus that this vent is incorrect for any variant.

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58 minutes ago, picknpluck said:

The F-14D comes with this gun vent in addition to the NACA vent. I'm told by the Tomcat gurus that this vent is incorrect for any variant.

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You have been told correctly. The standard gun vent as seen above shouldn't have the grill at the rear. That only goes with the NACA vents. 

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7 hours ago, picknpluck said:

The F-14D comes with this gun vent in addition to the NACA vent.

So strange, my F-14D has quite different part:

 

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6 hours ago, Darren Roberts said:

You have been told correctly. The standard gun vent as seen above shouldn't have the grill at the rear. That only goes with the NACA vents. 

 

Indeed so. Some filler and sanding necessary, but looks doable.

Btw, that mid style gun vent looks a wee bit soft in detail compared to, say, Hasegawa.

 

6 minutes ago, Solo said:

So strange, my F-14D has quite different part:

 

 

 

 

Perhaps your box has two similar sprues with a part for the gun vent?

 

 

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That is right, there is one more sprue with such part:

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On 7/12/2019 at 2:06 PM, Darren Roberts said:

I like how they handled the boat tail and engine shrouds for different variants. That's a novel approach if the fit is good.

All I want to know is if I can build a 1975 Tomcat with it. As for the wing issue, there are several Fujimi Tomcats buried away in my stash! 

Gary

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On 7/22/2019 at 9:34 AM, ghatherly said:

I would suggest that you contact them and point out the issues you have.  Most all of the companies farm out the Decal Art work, ( I know GWH did this for the F-15 series). to private parties and don't get into the details as you do.   They may very well do as you mention,  but you  will never know if you don't ask.  It may save you lots of unnecessary aggravation.

 

 

GH

 

 

PS:  I really like you stuff!

 

 

Did he copyright his art work? If so, I'd make them pay thru the nose!

Gary

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