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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

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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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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

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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?



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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.

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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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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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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

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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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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!

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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 »




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Re: Converting Academy 1/48 F-14A to VF-0 Phoenix
« Reply #15 on: March 03, 2012, 10:05:22 PM »
Looking great!! the styrene details make it pop  8)
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Re: Converting Academy 1/48 F-14A to VF-0 Phoenix
« Reply #16 on: March 04, 2012, 08:00:29 AM »
Maybe this will help you, few photos of my Phoenix:









Keep up the good work , very inspirational for sure :)
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Offline mikejapan

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Re: Converting Academy 1/48 F-14A to VF-0 Phoenix
« Reply #17 on: March 04, 2012, 09:05:22 AM »
Thanks guys
And wow.....I finally have some decent pics of the aircraft itself!
THANKS ARTOOR!
Oh yeah, did I ever mention that those Thrust vectoring nozzles are gonna be a pain in the a**
But it should be fun ;)
« Last Edit: March 04, 2012, 09:11:44 AM by mikejapan »

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Re: Converting Academy 1/48 F-14A to VF-0 Phoenix
« Reply #18 on: March 04, 2012, 03:28:53 PM »
She's getting there  :-*




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Re: Converting Academy 1/48 F-14A to VF-0 Phoenix
« Reply #19 on: March 04, 2012, 06:16:57 PM »
Wow :) It's getting better with every update :D Two things I'd like to  mention: these small black lerx near cockpit should be sleeker , on the radome, the line where putty begins is visible. Please, don't get me wrong - this is a VERY serious conversion and modification of these "small things" will make it even better :)

A few drawings:
http://macross2.net/m3/macrosszero/vf-0a/schematic-vf0a.gif
http://macross2.net/m3/macrosszero/vf-0a/vf-0a-fighter.gif
http://macross2.net/m3/macrosszero/vf-0a/vf-0a-fighter-lineart.gif

Line drawing of head unit behind nose wheel wwell:
http://macross2.net/m3/macrosszero/vf-0a/vf-0a-fighter-lineart.gif

Think about this configuration :)
http://www.macross2.net/m3/macrosszero/vf-0a-angel/vf-0a-angel-fighter-armed.gif
« Last Edit: March 04, 2012, 09:27:03 PM 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 #20 on: March 05, 2012, 05:27:04 AM »
Thanks Artoor!
I didn't really see all the bad stuff until after the painting.  :icon_crap:
I may be able to work on it today but not sure.
Thanks for the comment man!  8)
Btw.... The angel configuration?
No plane I know will even look close to the Ghost.
If I were to make that aircraft I need to COMPLETELY scratchbuild it.
Idk maybe I will maybe I won't but thanks again!  ;)
« Last Edit: March 05, 2012, 05:35:02 AM by mikejapan »

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Re: Converting Academy 1/48 F-14A to VF-0 Phoenix
« Reply #21 on: March 05, 2012, 05:46:01 AM »
wow Mike! How did you paint it! Looks superb  8) Also love your Avatar saying. Perfect attitude  :)
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Re: Converting Academy 1/48 F-14A to VF-0 Phoenix
« Reply #22 on: March 05, 2012, 07:05:13 AM »
Thanks Artoor!
I didn't really see all the bad stuff until after the painting.  :icon_crap:
I may be able to work on it today but not sure.
Thanks for the comment man!  8)
Btw.... The angel configuration?
No plane I know will even look close to the Ghost.
If I were to make that aircraft I need to COMPLETELY scratchbuild it.
Idk maybe I will maybe I won't but thanks again!  ;)

You're very welcome :)

In case of building Ghost...think about 1:48 F-16.With F-16 you have to: place whole airframe upward-down, rotate wings (forward swept) and make downward-canted winglets, modify cockpit area and front of fuselage (to make it more X-men-blackbird-ish , putty and styrene will do it - and by the look of this Phoenix , I'm sure that you can handle the build of Ghost  :) ) and modify exhaust...

The decision is yours :)

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Offline mikejapan

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Re: Converting Academy 1/48 F-14A to VF-0 Phoenix
« Reply #23 on: March 05, 2012, 07:09:38 AM »
You mean like this guy???
http://s362974870.onlinehome.us/forums/air/index.php?s=d8ee5f649e7837f09099911cb4fe5f2b&showtopic=172627&st=40I thought about the Falcon honestly.
Talk about 90210 surgery haha
Also, Talidan: I just got FS16440 Light gray and used a paintbrush ;)
And for the black stripes I just masked it off and went on.
Thanks guys!
« Last Edit: March 05, 2012, 07:12:16 AM by mikejapan »

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Re: Converting Academy 1/48 F-14A to VF-0 Phoenix
« Reply #24 on: March 05, 2012, 07:18:50 AM »
Sickening, weakening
Don't let another somber pariah consume your soul
You need strengthening, toughening
It takes a bit of dark to rekindle the fire burning in you
Ignite the fire within you