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F-14A Tomcat from Area 88
« on: December 17, 2014, 04:44:15 PM »
ok, i decided on a project to build for this GB  ;D
i decided to go with an F-14 Tomcat, painted in the colors of Mickey Simon's F-14 from the Anime/comic Area 88.

the kit im gonna be using is a Revell 1/144 F-14A Tomcat, decals for the tail will be used from an older F-14A Black Tomcat kit.



« Last Edit: December 17, 2014, 04:50:15 PM by nils »
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Re: F-14A Tomcat from Area 88
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2014, 06:10:29 AM »
thought i would upload a pair of pictures of how im doing  ;)

i barely started, all i did was cut the tails out of the spreu and applied a first layer of black paint.
it wont be done anywhere before newyears, with the holidays coming up, and im spending christmas at my GF's place, i wont have any time to make significant progress.



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Re: F-14A Tomcat from Area 88
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2015, 09:11:11 PM »
This is going to be good  :)
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Re: F-14A Tomcat from Area 88
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2015, 02:12:18 AM »
update:

i noticed in the clip from Area 88 that Mickey's tomcat was modified into a single seater, with the removal of the rear seat, so i decided to do the same  8)



meanwhile, i built the rear fuselage, but i decided, to keep things simple, to glue the wings in a fixed position.

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Re: F-14A Tomcat from Area 88
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2015, 02:57:06 AM »
some more progress made today, almost ready for the paintshop.
i still need to scavenge the stash for 4 additional AIM-7 Sparrow missiles.
i have another 2 tomcats in the stash that dont really need them, so i might salvage a few from there  8)

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Re: F-14A Tomcat from Area 88
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2015, 06:33:13 PM »
almost done, the main paintwork is finished, all that needs to be fitted and painted is the landing gear, weapons and engine nozzles.
there's still a few things to work out before i apply the decals  8)
ive found a pait of aditional AIM-7 Sparrows in the sparesbox, thinking the AIM-54 Phoenix is a bit overkill for mercenaries on a tight budget. besides, ive never seen Phoenix Missiles in Area 88.
im thil thinking wetheror not to install droptanks  ???

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-1/72 Eurocopter Tiger (Belgian Army)
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Re: F-14A Tomcat from Area 88
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2015, 10:06:33 PM »
Looks like its shaping up nicely.

As for drop tanks, I would add them only because I like fully occupied hard points, but if you're gong for a cash strapped mercenary look, then I would go for a light AA load only..

Actually speaking of drop tanks, I just re-watched episode 3 and noticed a funny production error. Shin is in an unloaded phantom and Mickey is in his tomcat, neither one has drop tanks, then in the next scene the tomcat has drop tanks, the scene after that Mickeys drop tanks appear on Shins phantom, which he then jettisons. Also as Mickey flies away you can see a single fuel tank in the middle, so you might want to consider that.

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Re: F-14A Tomcat from Area 88
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2015, 08:07:13 PM »
im currently putting the final touches on the tomcat, should be done by tonight :)
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Re: F-14A Tomcat from Area 88
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2015, 11:38:07 PM »
Finished  8)





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Re: F-14A Tomcat from Area 88
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2015, 11:51:14 PM »
That is a really nice clean F-14 and a pleasant change to all the preshaded, low viz ones you see these days very well executed :)

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Re: F-14A Tomcat from Area 88
« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2015, 07:40:21 AM »
.. and done.

Worked out well

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Re: F-14A Tomcat from Area 88
« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2015, 10:13:01 PM »
Pretty cat  :-*
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