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1:72 Academy F-14A, VF-142 "Ghostriders"

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Hi,

Have finished this Academy F-14. Done as BuNo 161417, VF-142 "Ghostriders", USS Dwight D Eisenhower, US Navy, circa 1985. Finished using a mix of in box decals and squadron ones from the old Italeri kit. Kit went together nicely in most parts, and gives you a good variety of options.

Annoyingly, i noticed (after a couple coats of clear) that the left hand wing "205" is in the wrong location. Not sure how i manged that one!! Also, on removing the canopy masking the canopy lifted off (never had that happen before) so the lines don't match up perfectly any more on the black paint around the canopy on the left side 🥵  It should also have a thin yellow line along the edge of lack lines, but thats a bit too much for my poor eyes 🤣

 

Anyway, until someone brings out some  new decals for the Ghostriders, this'll have to do!!

 

50124875268_c5a6582c6d_b.jpgAcademy 1.72 F-14A 161417-9 by Jonathan Francis, on Flickr

 

50124875108_30b4226672_b.jpgAcademy 1.72 F-14A 161417-13 by Jonathan Francis, on Flickr

 

50125668307_ba090770da_b.jpgAcademy 1.72 F-14A 161417-11 by Jonathan Francis, on Flickr

 

50124875458_081b1e2125_b.jpgAcademy 1.72 F-14A 161417-1 by Jonathan Francis, on Flickr

 

50125448001_3afa590eea_b.jpgAcademy 1.72 F-14A 161417-3 by Jonathan Francis, on Flickr

 

50125667797_25167021f5_b.jpgAcademy 1.72 F-14A 161417-18 by Jonathan Francis, on Flickr

 

50125668417_5111e92811_b.jpgAcademy 1.72 F-14A 161417-4 by Jonathan Francis, on Flickr

 

50125667937_954f26eef6_b.jpgAcademy 1.72 F-14A 161417-16 by Jonathan Francis, on Flickr

 

My growing collection, also a Revell, Hobbyboss and Hasegawa one...... maybe ill get one right one day???!!!!

 

50125667877_636af8ed81_b.jpgAcademy 1.72 F-14A 161417-17 by Jonathan Francis, on Flickr

 

Thanks for looking

Jon

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Very nicely done!

 

 

HAJO

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Nice Tomcat(s)!

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Nice work but, is this the new Academy Tomcat or the old one? I'm asking this because I have the feeling that the new mould includes on the vertical stabilisers the stiffeners that almost every Tomcat had in the 80's (before 1985 I think).

 

Again, nice work.

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Schweet Cat! :woo:

Nice build and nicely photographed!

 

-Gregg

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Thanks for the comments guys 🙂

 

On 7/24/2020 at 7:47 AM, SERNAK said:

Nice work but, is this the new Academy Tomcat or the old one? I'm asking this because I have the feeling that the new mould includes on the vertical stabilisers the stiffeners that almost every Tomcat had in the 80's (before 1985 I think).

 

Again, nice work.

 

Yes its the new mold. I actually used the wrong tail fins on this one,realised after painting when it was too late!

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