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Completed Hasegawa 1/48 F-14A Tomcat

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  • Member since
    November, 2008
  • From: Florida
Completed Hasegawa 1/48 F-14A Tomcat
Posted by plasticjunkie on Friday, July 14, 2017 9:57 PM

Just finished this Hasegawa Tomcat OOB in VF-84 JR markings circa 1989. Double click on the images for closeups. This is a great feature from ImageShack.

Finally the kitty's claws

Worked from a picture of the actual 201 showing moderate grime mostly from the intakes back. The front was relatively clean. The decals were Aero Master 48-522 which had several mistakes in markings and colors call outs. It pays to re check and verify.

 

  • Member since
    August, 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Friday, July 14, 2017 10:03 PM

Wow nice job on that $$ kit 

 

 

 

Nick

  • Member since
    January, 2017
  • From: East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
Posted by damouav on Friday, July 14, 2017 10:10 PM

PJ another A grade build you have achieved here, well done. Your restraint in the "grime" and general apperence is stellar. Just supereb overall work, I very much look farward to your next build.

In Progress
1/48 Hobby Boss TBF-1C Avenger
Pending
1/48 Tamiya P-47-D Bubbletop
1/48 Hasegawa P51-D
1/48 Roden S.E.5a
  • Member since
    June, 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Friday, July 14, 2017 10:24 PM

Very nice, PJ. But, that's what I've come to expect from you.

BK

On the bench: 2x Monogram 1/48 Kingfishers with cockpits and floats, full kit overhauls each

1/32 Kitty Hawk OS2U Kingfisher

  • Member since
    November, 2008
  • From: Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Friday, July 14, 2017 10:43 PM

Thanks guys. Appreciate the feedback and thanks for posting.

  • Member since
    August, 2013
  • From: Michigan
Posted by Straycat1911 on Friday, July 14, 2017 10:56 PM

Wait. 

Someone actually finished a Hasegawa F-14? 

Miracles never cease!

All kidding aside, a very nice job sir! 

  • Member since
    December, 2006
  • From: Phoenix, AZ
Posted by Fly-n-hi on Saturday, July 15, 2017 12:06 AM
Excellent work! That color scheme never gets old IMO!

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    October, 2009
Posted by Ultra on Saturday, July 15, 2017 12:08 AM

That's a 10 out of 10 in my book!  Really great work.

  • Member since
    March, 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Saturday, July 15, 2017 3:11 AM

That is one of the most beautiful built Tomcats I have ever seen.  What a great job you've done!  

The weathering is astounding but what catches my senses more is the even application of the base coat.  That's a key factor in a great build.

Toshi

 

Retired due to work related injury

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

ON THE BENCH:

Revell B-17G Flying Fortress 

NEXT BUILD:

Mrs. Toshi just purchased for me a Tamiya 1/48 Ki-61 via eBay, when it arrives, as always, I’ll do a WIP.  Thanks to M.Brindos and Model Maniac for the heads up and the inspiration in obtaining this kit for my next build.

  • Member since
    April, 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, July 15, 2017 5:40 AM

Wow, the weathering is excellent!  

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/35 Tamiya Nashorn

On deck: 1/48 Hobby Boss Me 262

In the hole: Probably something in 1/35 scale!

 

  • Member since
    March, 2003
  • From: Northern New Jersey
Posted by Tojo72 on Saturday, July 15, 2017 5:45 AM
Very nice work on a tough build.

  • Member since
    November, 2008
  • From: Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Saturday, July 15, 2017 7:30 AM

Thank you all for your kind words. Thanks for dropping in and taking a peek.

  • Member since
    August, 2013
Posted by Jay Jay on Saturday, July 15, 2017 10:30 AM

Another excellent example of your work PJ. hope to see you in September Mate.

 

 

 

 

 

 I'm finally retired. Now time I got, money I don't.

  • Member since
    November, 2008
  • From: Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Saturday, July 15, 2017 4:58 PM

Thanks Jay. Will pm you and Bobby once Modelpalooza gets closer.

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    May, 2013
  • From: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Saturday, July 15, 2017 5:22 PM

Great job on this 14, PJ! I love the weathering, and you can never go wrong with the skull and crossbones!

  • Member since
    November, 2008
  • From: Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Saturday, July 15, 2017 9:13 PM

Thanks for dropping by Bruce. Yes I agree, VF-84's  cossed bones have to be one of the coolest looking US Navy squadron markings ever.

  • Member since
    July, 2003
  • From: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posted by ridleusmc on Saturday, July 15, 2017 10:07 PM

This is an awesome Grumman Cat!  The weathering really brings the details to life.  

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    November, 2008
  • From: Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Sunday, July 16, 2017 6:23 AM

Thanks ridle, glad you like how the Tomcat came out.

 

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, July 16, 2017 6:34 AM

Another awsome Tomcat PJ, and again, really like the finish.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

  

On the bench: Hasegawa 1/32nd Fw 190D-9    

  • Member since
    April, 2016
  • From: Parsons Kansas
Posted by Hodakamax on Sunday, July 16, 2017 6:46 AM

Wow, that thing looks real! Good job and the Imageshack blow ups really show detail. That's why I use Imageshack.

 

Max

  • Member since
    December, 2015
  • From: providence ,r.i.
Posted by templar1099 on Sunday, July 16, 2017 7:38 AM

Another one to emulate ,beautiful as usual.

"le plaisir delicieux et toujours nouveau d'une occupation inutile"

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Sunday, July 16, 2017 11:20 AM

Great job!

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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    March, 2013
Posted by patrick206 on Sunday, July 16, 2017 2:00 PM

Hi, Ernie -

That's just an excellent job, looks more real than a real one. As I look at the part of the wings that fit in the fuselage cuffs when swept, I detect that you painted those wear marks, am I right?? If so, you're a very clever sort to figure that out and do it, I see those scuffs on the real Cat's.

Great work, thanks for the post and photos.

Patrick

  • Member since
    December, 2002
Posted by 7474 on Sunday, July 16, 2017 2:27 PM
Really nice job on this, what else can I say when others have
  • Member since
    November, 2008
  • From: Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Sunday, July 16, 2017 7:32 PM

Appreciate all the great comments gents! Thanks for stopping by.

Patrick

The swing wing area grime is a combination of marbling pre shading, top coat sprayed at semi-circled manner and pigments rubbed into the flat finish to further dirty up the area in that circular fashion. Some Tomcats got really dirty but I rather keep things less than more.

  • Member since
    July, 2017
  • From: Cadiz - Spain
Posted by Jamie_Graham on Monday, July 17, 2017 2:55 AM

Great work!! I really like what you have here ... it's superb! 

I never built a jet plane and i see that it's very difficult get the exact tones and this "mapping" efects in the paint work. Welldone! Congrats!!!

 

 

  • Member since
    January, 2013
Posted by seastallion53 on Monday, July 17, 2017 3:55 AM

If you want more weathering,from my time on USS Eisenhower i noticed on the tomcat the yellow ejection seat stickers leading edge were a little toasted from going supersonic.

  • Member since
    November, 2008
  • From: Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Monday, July 17, 2017 7:42 AM

Hi Jamie

The marbling effect can be applied to just about anything, jets, prop planes, armor and even ships and subs. I'm in the process of finishing a Spitfire Mk.IX for the RAF GB and it too got the marbling effect. I also recently completed a Gato sub in Measure 9 scheme for the Sub GB and it too got some marbling to break up the monotone black paint. IMO it breaks up colors and offers subtle tonal changes in the finish.

Stallion

That's very interesting and good to know from someone that has seen the real thing.

Thanks to both for your comments and input.

  • Member since
    September, 2016
  • From: Albany, New York
Posted by ManCityFan on Monday, July 17, 2017 8:03 AM

Very nice job!  Painting is excellent, and the weathering is spot on!

Dwayne or Dman or just D.  All comments are welcome on my builds. 

 

  • Member since
    November, 2008
  • From: Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Monday, July 17, 2017 9:36 AM

Well thank you kindly D.

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