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Hajo L.

F-14B VF-74 "Be Devilers", Hobbyboss 1/72

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Sorry for beeing a bit late to the party, but as promised, I join the GB with this kit:

 

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This will be my fourth Hobbyboss F-14, the kits are very nice in my opinion. The build will be nearly completely OOB, although I got a nice surprise when I bought a bundle of 1/72 aircraft weapons, pilots and other stuff: It also contained a Resin-cockpit for the Tomcat! I have no idea what brand it is, and it is most likely not designed for the Hobbyboss-kit, but I think at least the basic cockpit should work with the kit. This way I will also get around the problem with the Hobbyboss-cockpit, which has no features on the side-consoles and also doesn´t provide any decals for this. The F-14D-kit DOES have decals for the side consoles....

 

 

HAJO

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The resin cockpit fits quite well into the two front halves, at least while I was dry-fitting it:

 

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But first I started painting all the instruments. First a coat of grey (Revell 76), then light black for all panels and bigger instruments. Then I highlighted buttons and knobs with silver and finally gave it a touch with a white pencil.

 

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Green window color for the screens.

 

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Finally I had to sand off some parts of the sides to make it really fit, but now it sits good!

 

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HAJO

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Status of this afternoon:

 

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I just attached the front to the main fuselage and the bird is waiting for the glue to dry.

 


HAJO

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Progress is fast and easy!

 

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Sitting on its own legs:

 

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And the Cat's belly in its full beauty:

 

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HAJO

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