Author Topic: Converting Academy 1/48 F-14A to VF-0 Phoenix  (Read 14878 times)

Offline taiidantomcat

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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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Offline Artoor_K

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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 »

Offline 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  :-*




Offline Artoor_K

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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 »

Offline taiidantomcat

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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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Offline Artoor_K

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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 »

Offline Artoor_K

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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 »
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Offline mikejapan

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Re: Converting Academy 1/48 F-14A to VF-0 Phoenix
« Reply #25 on: March 05, 2012, 07:25:14 AM »
Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
Interesting  8)

Offline tc2324

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Re: Converting Academy 1/48 F-14A to VF-0 Phoenix
« Reply #26 on: March 05, 2012, 09:50:57 PM »
Thats one hell of modded F-14.

Great job so far. :)
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Offline mikejapan

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Re: Converting Academy 1/48 F-14A to VF-0 Phoenix
« Reply #27 on: March 07, 2012, 08:26:48 AM »
Well... Since I can't find decals for a 1/48 VF-0 and i've never used the dry transfer decal technique.
I'm just gonna use 1/48 F-14 Jolly Rogers decals.
I have revised the LERX slightly and have continued painting the aircraft.
My father's friend is looking for F-14 or F-15 engines to put in so I can start scratchbuilding the thrust vectoring nozzles.
I can probably get some pics up by tonight.
Keep checking!  :))

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Re: Converting Academy 1/48 F-14A to VF-0 Phoenix
« Reply #28 on: March 07, 2012, 08:32:28 AM »
This is one epic kitbash! All the more impressive given the scale, I can only guess that the amount of putty might but a crimp on sotoolslinger/Ron's use!

Offline Artoor_K

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Re: Converting Academy 1/48 F-14A to VF-0 Phoenix
« Reply #29 on: March 07, 2012, 09:22:17 PM »
Well... Since I can't find decals for a 1/48 VF-0 and i've never used the dry transfer decal technique.
I'm just gonna use 1/48 F-14 Jolly Rogers decals.
I have revised the LERX slightly and have continued painting the aircraft.
My father's friend is looking for F-14 or F-15 engines to put in so I can start scratchbuilding the thrust vectoring nozzles.
I can probably get some pics up by tonight.
Keep checking!  :))

Nice to know that there is a progress. When I'll be home I'll raid my decal stash , maybe I have spare decals for YF-19 and VF-1 :D
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
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