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Offline mikejapan

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Re: Converting Academy 1/48 F-14A to VF-0 Phoenix
« Reply #50 on: March 30, 2012, 11:50:40 AM »
Did the yellow lay ins on the walkways.

Didn't have white NAVY decals so I compensated.

My dual AMRAAM loadout. Still need to do yellow and brown stripes on two missiles.

And a teaser ;) Go to my F-16 conversion to QF-2200 for more info.

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Re: Converting Academy 1/48 F-14A to VF-0 Phoenix
« Reply #51 on: March 30, 2012, 11:11:07 PM »
Very cool project and it's coming along nicely!  :)
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Re: Converting Academy 1/48 F-14A to VF-0 Phoenix
« Reply #52 on: March 31, 2012, 10:44:57 AM »
Thanks Doom!
I have started working on the thrust vectoring nozzles.
I have grown far impatient for the engines which have been needed for the past 3 months.
As of now i'm working on the lower halves of the nozzles and it's proved to be a fun and simple experiment!
Will post pics later tonight!

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Re: Converting Academy 1/48 F-14A to VF-0 Phoenix
« Reply #53 on: March 31, 2012, 11:50:22 AM »
Some work on the nozzles




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Re: Converting Academy 1/48 F-14A to VF-0 Phoenix
« Reply #54 on: March 31, 2012, 12:50:03 PM »
This is scary good!!  :o
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Re: Converting Academy 1/48 F-14A to VF-0 Phoenix
« Reply #55 on: March 31, 2012, 01:16:15 PM »
Even more progress tonight!







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Re: Converting Academy 1/48 F-14A to VF-0 Phoenix
« Reply #56 on: April 01, 2012, 04:38:22 AM »
Here is the first time that I have posted a pic of myself along with model on here.

Added the inlet details on the upper fuselage. Speed brake etc

I just used the stock F-14 burner cans and it worked out quite nicely  :-*
 

This plane is ALMOST DONE!

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Re: Converting Academy 1/48 F-14A to VF-0 Phoenix
« Reply #57 on: April 01, 2012, 04:59:00 AM »
Looking good!  The model that is...that buffoon holding it is something else... ;) ;D
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Re: Converting Academy 1/48 F-14A to VF-0 Phoenix
« Reply #58 on: April 01, 2012, 05:31:12 AM »
Heck of a lot of bashing and heck of a cool result.  Didn't expect thrust vectors, good job on them.

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Re: Converting Academy 1/48 F-14A to VF-0 Phoenix
« Reply #59 on: April 01, 2012, 05:35:09 AM »
That weathering turned out well!  I will never post a pic of me with a model because I am short and will be dwarfed!!  ;D
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Re: Converting Academy 1/48 F-14A to VF-0 Phoenix
« Reply #60 on: April 01, 2012, 05:38:52 AM »
GTX... That buffoon you see here is a PLAYA!  8)
Thanks again guys!
It's just the head of the robot that's killing me now.
I'm still skeptical on that piece.

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Re: Converting Academy 1/48 F-14A to VF-0 Phoenix
« Reply #61 on: April 01, 2012, 05:55:13 AM »
That weathering turned out well!  I will never post a pic of me with a model because I am short and will be dwarfed!!  ;D

Ah, just do a small scale (e.g. 1/144) and then say that it was a big scale (1/32). ;D
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Re: Converting Academy 1/48 F-14A to VF-0 Phoenix
« Reply #62 on: April 02, 2012, 03:52:47 AM »
Wow looks like a million bucks! Your work on the burner cans/nozzles is really impressive!

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Re: Converting Academy 1/48 F-14A to VF-0 Phoenix
« Reply #63 on: April 02, 2012, 11:53:10 AM »
Thanks Brian!
Yeah that was my first time making nozzles for an aircraft.

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Re: Converting Academy 1/48 F-14A to VF-0 Phoenix
« Reply #64 on: April 03, 2012, 12:45:33 PM »
Hey guys, got more pics for you.
Comparison between the F-14D and the VF-0S Phoenix
ALBEIT! The VF-0 isn't finished YET














And here's an original creation from me. Just finished it now...
This is the F/A-18ME Alacr Hornet 20-30 years ahead.






Thanks for looking!

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Re: Converting Academy 1/48 F-14A to VF-0 Phoenix
« Reply #65 on: April 03, 2012, 07:17:51 PM »
Where did that hornet come from!!!  :o Nice work!! Way to use the vertical stablizer in the main wing  :-* very smart!
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Re: Converting Academy 1/48 F-14A to VF-0 Phoenix
« Reply #66 on: April 04, 2012, 01:11:00 AM »
I enjoyed seeing the side by side comparison between the Tomcat and Phoenix. Your Alacr Hornet is also pretty mean looking.
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Re: Converting Academy 1/48 F-14A to VF-0 Phoenix
« Reply #67 on: April 04, 2012, 04:30:50 AM »
Thanks guys ;)
That F/A-18 has been on hold for 6 months. I had to finish it.
That plane was just a kitbash of F-22, A-4, and of DUH F/A-18 haha
I'm still quite pleased with the look of it!

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Re: Converting Academy 1/48 F-14A to VF-0 Phoenix
« Reply #68 on: April 04, 2012, 05:49:05 AM »
I'm still quite pleased with the look of it!


I'm not surprised , It looks very good :)

Did you based on the design of VF-29 during this build ?
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Re: Converting Academy 1/48 F-14A to VF-0 Phoenix
« Reply #69 on: April 04, 2012, 05:53:49 AM »
Great comparison shots Mike!!
And the Hornet is a beauty!!!

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Re: Converting Academy 1/48 F-14A to VF-0 Phoenix
« Reply #70 on: April 04, 2012, 07:10:48 AM »
Actually, I based my F/A-18 off the X-02 Wyvern from the Ace Combat series games.
http://th00.deviantart.net/fs23/PRE/f/2008/017/3/8/X_02A_Wyvern_poster_by_MS_06F.png
Thanks again guys ;)