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

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

Post  Parabat on Fri Aug 30 2013, 11:11

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 Fri Aug 30 2013, 16:42

Superb build Very Happy 

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Post  Parabat on Fri Aug 30 2013, 16:54

Thank you Josh. Cool 
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Post  Parabat on Sun Sep 22 2013, 09:06

Well, after posting up all the pictures, I had a nagging feeling something wasn't right... No-one has spotted it, or if they have, everyone has been too polite to mention it. I erroneously placed the modex's, putting the nose modex's on the wings and vice versa. I thought I could live with it, but once you notice it, you can't 'un-see' it. So, it was out with the paint and on with the correctly sized modex's. Closure at last!





I also noticed I'd forgotten to place on the yellow warning notification panels on the structure behind the RIO's seat, so these were duly placed on as well. I havent glued the canopy on, so it wasn't a finicky problem to get them on.










I also decided to add the TwoBobs' 'slime lights' to the nose to replace my painted on efforts. The TwoBobs decals fitted perfectly.


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