Author Topic: Converting Academy 1/48 F-14A to VF-0 Phoenix  (Read 15094 times)

Offline mikejapan

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Converting Academy 1/48 F-14A to VF-0 Phoenix
« on: February 28, 2012, 01:16:15 PM »
I don't feel like doing the whole WIP over again.
So here's a link everyone.
http://s362974870.onlinehome.us/forums/air/index.php?showtopic=244796&st=0&p=2329267&fromsearch=1&#entry2329267

Offline taiidantomcat

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Re: Converting Academy 1/48 F-14A to VF-0 Phoenix
« Reply #1 on: February 29, 2012, 12:13:17 AM »
Well worth the click everyone! (I'm sure he will post more pics here later!  :P )

Welcome Aboard!!  8)
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Offline Artoor_K

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Re: Converting Academy 1/48 F-14A to VF-0 Phoenix
« Reply #2 on: February 29, 2012, 05:35:54 AM »
I really hope for the next photos here :) I want to make VF-0 from F-14 1:32 in the near future and now I have perfect guide:)
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Re: Converting Academy 1/48 F-14A to VF-0 Phoenix
« Reply #3 on: February 29, 2012, 05:43:11 AM »
Neato :-*

Offline mikejapan

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Re: Converting Academy 1/48 F-14A to VF-0 Phoenix
« Reply #4 on: February 29, 2012, 06:08:26 AM »
Don't worry, more pics will arrive tonight.
I've done much more already.
Right now I have built up around the upper fuselage and layered it.
The black walk around areas near the canopy are almost done.
I'm gonna buy the F-14D aires exhausts from spruebrothers.com
Thanks for looking guys!

Michael

Offline sotoolslinger

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Re: Converting Academy 1/48 F-14A to VF-0 Phoenix
« Reply #5 on: February 29, 2012, 06:44:51 AM »
Can't wait bubba that is some serious putty-fu skills ;)

Offline mikejapan

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Re: Converting Academy 1/48 F-14A to VF-0 Phoenix
« Reply #6 on: February 29, 2012, 01:50:38 PM »
You see on top of the fuselage where I had contoured plastic sheets and apoxie clay to make it look "buff" ;)
You can see in the first pic that I had shaped a ball where the hud projector should be.
And started making the walkways.
I'm using an F-15 styled way of utilizing an Avionics bay behind the pilot. Not sure if it's like that in the real VF-0 but who's gonna know right?



Offline finsrin

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Re: Converting Academy 1/48 F-14A to VF-0 Phoenix
« Reply #7 on: February 29, 2012, 02:06:06 PM »
Totally like it.   Looking forward to more pictures.

Offline Artoor_K

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Re: Converting Academy 1/48 F-14A to VF-0 Phoenix
« Reply #8 on: February 29, 2012, 04:37:07 PM »

Here is line art of cockpit but there isn't any sign of avionics behind seat:

http://macross2.net/m3/macrosszero/vf-0a/vf-0-cockpitfighter.gif

When I'll get back home I'll try to make a photo of my 1:72 VF-0 cockpit area but I think avionics bay behind seat is invisible even in film.
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Offline taiidantomcat

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Re: Converting Academy 1/48 F-14A to VF-0 Phoenix
« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2012, 01:42:36 AM »
just so impressed with this massive conversion!!  Gutsy!
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Offline apophenia

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Re: Converting Academy 1/48 F-14A to VF-0 Phoenix
« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2012, 06:15:50 AM »
Wow, that is some serious surgery. Nice work man!
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Offline mikejapan

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Re: Converting Academy 1/48 F-14A to VF-0 Phoenix
« Reply #11 on: March 01, 2012, 06:22:00 AM »
Thanks for all of your replies everyone.
About the cockpit. Your right.
I was looking around and found this model http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php?topic=30286.0
I give credit to the guy and anyone else who built it. I wish they came out in 1/48.....
I'll probably scratchbuild the interior of the canopy and cockpit. Should be fun ;)
Aight, I'm gonna go hit up this one hot girl I know and ask her out to prom.
More progress tonight so keep watching!
Catch ya later

Offline Artoor_K

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Re: Converting Academy 1/48 F-14A to VF-0 Phoenix
« Reply #12 on: March 01, 2012, 06:50:19 AM »
Well , It's my VF-0 :)  Very nice model by Hasegawa but ...I want it in 1:32 :) Anyway ...I'm waiting for yours :) Think about a conversion resin pack :D
« Last Edit: March 02, 2012, 05:49:30 AM by artoor_k »
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Offline mikejapan

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Re: Converting Academy 1/48 F-14A to VF-0 Phoenix
« Reply #13 on: March 03, 2012, 08:56:55 AM »
So far I have enlarged the flaps too at least 1cm.
I've also cut out and placed the forward fuselage lights near the radome.
I couldn't figure out how to make swivels for the weapon mounts honestly.
The structural integrity of the wings is very questionable as is.
So i'm using the regular weapons stations for the project.
Here is a link http://s362974870.onlinehome.us/forums/air/index.php?showtopic=132432&st=1130
I'm using the Dual Amraam system and I may experiment even more!
Still working on it!

Offline mikejapan

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Re: Converting Academy 1/48 F-14A to VF-0 Phoenix
« Reply #14 on: March 03, 2012, 11:22:34 AM »