Hobby Boss 1/48 F-14D VF-31 'Tomcatters' (80368)

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Post  Parabat on Tue Aug 27 2013, 14:31

Thanks Josh,

She ain't perfect, but she's great!

Well, I'm calling this done! After a few minor heart attacks attaching the undercarriage door actuators and pilots and RIO's mirrors, it is complete. Obviously as soon as the RFI is up, someone will spot the the one little thing I forgot to paint etc.

Some of the last in progress shots...

Ripped off the 'W' of the pilots' name on the canopy decal during decalling, so a deep breathe and a fine brush later it was repaired.


Cockpit shot with the nervous breakdown inducing HUD








And a teaser for the RFI...

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Post  joshdaarmyboy on Tue Aug 27 2013, 15:01

Superb build, would you mind posting a tutorial on how you do pre-shading please ?

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Post  Parabat on Tue Aug 27 2013, 15:31

Thanks, and sure.
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Post  Parabat on Tue Aug 27 2013, 19:17

And here we are, finito!

VF-31's '110', BuNo 519618 as she was at the beginning of OIF in 2003.

I used the Hobby Boss 1/48 F-14D, TwoBobs 'Felix in the Fight' decals, Humbrol enamels, W&D Studio pitot and AOA probe, Eduard canopy mask (Godsend!) and a really cheap airbrush.

My aspiration was to use as little AM as possible to show what a great kit this is, in my opinion it is superb. It has one or two idiosyncrasies, but still offers a superb amount of value and is a great fitting kit which allows you to make a great looking 'Cat out of the box.

I chose not to fill all the rivets, as I don't mid them. I added small touches here and there to improve the kit, but all was done using what's in the modelling box (wire etc).

Sit back and enjoy.

















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Post  joshdaarmyboy on Thu Aug 29 2013, 11:32

That is a superb build, something to be proud off Very Happy 

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