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Decided to jump in with a Tamiya F-14D.

First of all, I forgot how "small" 1/48th is to me now after working on 1/32nd aircraft armor in 1/35th & 1/16th.

I'll be using the Quinta cockpit set and I have ResKit exhausts and I have ResKit thermal coated GBU-12 weapons on the way.

I also have some 3D printed landing gear that looks very nice as well.

I am going for a low viz line bird versus a fancy CAG bird.

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An hour's worth of work to remove the nice kit molded details to prep for the Quinta set. 

Paint to follow ....... black base coat followed by the cockpit color.
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-Scott

 

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Scott

Nice choice, as you can never go wrong with a Tomcat. The past months, I've been doing a lot of building in 48th scale and yes, it does take a little getting used to size wise, but the detail is all there. I'm a huge fan of Quinta 3D detail sets and they transform Tamiya already detail office into a show case.:construction:

 

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Well here we are so far ....... Quinta cockpit decals ...... I have a set of Legend F-14D seats that still need painting.

 

 

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On to the next area ......nose gear bay and forward fuselage

 

-Scott

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Scott

Some mighty nice sea going weathering. Surely replicates all the photographs I have of operational Tomcats.🏆

I'm always going the opposite way of a almost freshly painted aircraft/museum finish for my collection. 

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Scott

WOW, looking mighty good, decal work and weathering are spot on. You're absolutely in the home stretch now. 

This morning, I finally finished the last of the never seeming air brush list and tomorrow I'll be gloss and then decaling.

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4 hours ago, Peterpools said:

Scott

WOW, looking mighty good, decal work and weathering are spot on. You're absolutely in the home stretch now. 

This morning, I finally finished the last of the never seeming air brush list and tomorrow I'll be gloss and then decaling.

:construction:

 

Looking forward to your update Peter !!!!

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