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1/48 Tamiya F-14D VF-2 Bounty Hunters


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Hi All

This is my latest completion. 1/48 Tamiya F-14D Tomcat as "Bullet 103" from VF-2 in OIF 2003.

What hasn't already been said about this kit isn't worth saying.  A real joy to build.  The model is mostly box stock but I did add the following:
Master Models turned brass nose probe
Wheeliant resin wheels
Fightertown Decals 48086 Tomcats at war Pt 3.
Fightertown Decals 48087 Tomcat data and weapons decals.

The model is painted in MRP Lacquers FS36375 / FS36320 / FS 35237 - USN TPS scheme, and weathered with Tamiya panel line wash, Tamiya weathering sets and AK weathering pencils.

Here's a few pics, I hope you like it.

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Thanks for looking, Have a great day & stay safe.

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Extremely nice!  Great finish and weathering. 

 

What was your process for weather the wing sweep area?

 

Rodney

 

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10 hours ago, Rodney said:

Extremely nice!  Great finish and weathering. 

 

What was your process for weather the wing sweep area?

 

Rodney

 

 

Thanks all for the kind words.  

 

Rodney I was stressing about that area, after my final flat coat  I used the AK weathering pencils.  I inserted the wing into the socket, held the pencil in place and moved the wing to mark the arcs.  Do this in a few places - remove the wing again and use the marked arcs as a guide for weathering sets ( or your chosen method) blended with q tips.

 

Hope that helps

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On 7/2/2020 at 3:40 AM, AndrewPerren said:

 

Thanks all for the kind words.  

 

Rodney I was stressing about that area, after my final flat coat  I used the AK weathering pencils.  I inserted the wing into the socket, held the pencil in place and moved the wing to mark the arcs.  Do this in a few places - remove the wing again and use the marked arcs as a guide for weathering sets ( or your chosen method) blended with q tips.

 

Hope that helps

 

Thank you.  

 

Rodney

 

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Very nice build overall. I really like it! I don't know why, but the cleanliness and clarity of the canopy parts really sticks out to me and looks great. Did you anything to enhance them?

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10 hours ago, Brenhen said:

Very nice build overall. I really like it! I don't know why, but the cleanliness and clarity of the canopy parts really sticks out to me and looks great. Did you anything to enhance them?

No nothing special.  Just kept them protected and buffed with a soft cloth.

 

 

8 hours ago, Da SWO said:

Nice.

TARPS Pod?

 

Yes Tarps pod.  Loadout as per the kit instructions. 

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