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1/32 F-14A WIP
Posted by plasticjunkie on Saturday, September 5, 2020 5:29 PM

Started on this gargantuan beast comission that will be OOB (I hope). Here's where I'm at:

Got the wings and tanks together. Lots of sanding and glue used here.

Tires, seats and pit parts ready for paint. The molded detail is actually pretty good and will look better once paint goes on.

 

Forward fuselage is quite large

Is this big or what?

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Saturday, September 5, 2020 5:34 PM

 IP’s and pit are mostly done. Still need a few details here and there.

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Posted by PFJN on Saturday, September 5, 2020 5:39 PM

 

That looks incredible.

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Posted by Tosh on Saturday, September 5, 2020 5:39 PM

What details!  You've outdone yourself once again, I shall be following along gleefully!

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Posted by Greg on Saturday, September 5, 2020 6:25 PM

You have my attention.

Looking good. My favorite thing so far are the green radar or whatever displays.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Saturday, September 5, 2020 8:31 PM

Thanks gents!

Greg the silver paint under the Tamiya clear green adds depth to the screens. I also used Testors clear parts cement on the screens and instruments.

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Posted by Eaglecash867 on Sunday, September 6, 2020 7:02 AM

Nice work PJ!  Is that the giant Tamiya kit?  Also, is that Milliput in the ejector pin marks in the pics before painting?  I've been wondering if that would work for that purpose in small areas like that where its not exactly easy to get a sanding stick.  It would be great if all you had to do is shape it with a damp q-tip.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Sunday, September 6, 2020 10:00 AM

Eaglecash867

Nice work PJ!  Is that the giant Tamiya kit?  Also, is that Milliput in the ejector pin marks in the pics before painting?  I've been wondering if that would work for that purpose in small areas like that where its not exactly easy to get a sanding stick.  It would be great if all you had to do is shape it with a damp q-tip.

Thsnks Eagle. I wish it was the Tamiya one but it's an old Revell but still ok but nothing like a Tamiya. 
For the small pin marks I used PPP, very easy to use and cleans up either sanding or a wet Q Tip.

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Posted by Tojo72 on Sunday, September 6, 2020 10:08 AM

Looks good real nice start,I remember that one,will you be using the Wolf Pack markings

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Posted by HooYah Deep Sea on Sunday, September 6, 2020 11:52 AM

Are you putting a crew in it? If not, don't forget the headknocker in the down position.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Sunday, September 6, 2020 1:02 PM

Tojo72

Looks good real nice start,I remember that one,will you be using the Wolf Pack markings

 



Thanks Tojo but will be using Miss Molly decals that he wants on this one.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Sunday, September 6, 2020 1:07 PM

HooYah Deep Sea

Are you putting a crew in it? If not, don't forget the headknocker in the down position.m



probably closed but no crew either way.  I know what a kneeknocker is but what the heck is a headknocker?

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Posted by CapnMac82 on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 7:34 PM

For 2¢, OOB, the Revell kit at least has panel detail for the IP and cockpi sides, and does not rely on decals.  The "Rubber" tires on the Tamiya have issues.

Tamiya kit has better engineering for the wingbox, and better fit overall, so there's a lot less rescribing after filling.

The Revell kit builds up solid, just needs a touch of work.  The AM doesn't serve the Revell kit much, bu OOB it still builds up nicely. 

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Posted by HooYah Deep Sea on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 9:25 PM

OOPS!!! my bad, the Martin Baker GRU-7 seat does not have one. Sorry. 

Guess I should do better research before I open my yapper.  For some reason I was thinking that the 14A had Escapacs.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 9:52 PM

CapnMac82

For 2¢, OOB, the Revell kit at least has panel detail for the IP and cockpi sides, and does not rely on decals.  The "Rubber" tires on the Tamiya have issues.

Tamiya kit has better engineering for the wingbox, and better fit overall, so there's a lot less rescribing after filling.

The Revell kit builds up solid, just needs a touch of work.  The AM doesn't serve the Revell kit much, bu OOB it still builds up nicely. 

 

Yes the ip  and panel details are pretty good on this kitty but very poor compared to the 1/32 Revell F4 E and G. The tires on this one are nice too with good sidewall lettering and other markings. I’m not fond of kit rubber tires which sometimes melt after a while as with the AMT Tigercats.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 9:54 PM

HooYah Deep Sea

OOPS!!! my bad, the Martin Baker GRU-7 seat does not have one. Sorry. 

Guess I should do better research before I open my yapper.  For some reason I was thinking that the 14A had Escapacs.

 

No worries. Thanks for taking a peek.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 11:10 PM

 

Moving along with this kitty. I punched out some discs to block the hollow Phoenix missile engine nozzles


Looks a lot better now

 The missiles are huge

Got the missiles, landing gears and chin pod assembled but they have lots of nasty seam marks that have to be cleaned up. I will be doing a 2-2-2 load on this one. Both 54’s still have to be glued up.

Also got the forward fuselage assembled

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Posted by Tosh on Thursday, September 10, 2020 12:08 AM

As alway's, you're just moving right along.  Looking real good!

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Thursday, September 10, 2020 7:28 AM

Thanks Toshi for following along.

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Thursday, September 10, 2020 7:50 AM

Geez!

      And I thought the old Monogram kit was Big.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Thursday, September 10, 2020 9:02 AM

Tanker-Builder

Geez!

      And I thought the old Monogram kit was Big.

 

Yea TB this thing is pretty big. At least the wings swing back reducing  display space.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Saturday, September 12, 2020 11:55 AM

The front to rear fuselage fit was not working out too well so I used the same method I used on the the 1/48 Hasegawa kitties that have the same fit issue and solved with the use of spreader bars made from the kit’s sprues.

Now the sides line up for the gluing stage

These 54’s are just a tad large 

The disc I punched out closes the hollow cavity in the nozzle

I hollowed out the molded light in the nose gear so I can make a more realistic light. 

I have to think on this one.

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Posted by crown r n7 on Saturday, September 12, 2020 12:07 PM

Hey that's a large nose gear . Just getting though this viento plantanero Lol 

  

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Saturday, September 12, 2020 12:13 PM

crown r n7

Hey that's a large nose gear . Just getting though this viento plantanero Lol 

 

yea I’m getting plastered by rain up here de ese viento platanero en el sur. That sucka will likely turn into a hurricane once it feeds on the warm Gulf waters.

 

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Posted by Straycat1911 on Sunday, September 13, 2020 8:04 AM

plasticjunkie

The front to rear fuselage fit was not working out too well so I used the same method I used on the the 1/48 Hasegawa kitties that have the same fit issue and solved with the use of spreader bars made from the kit’s sprues.

Now the sides line up for the gluing stage

These 54’s are just a tad large 

The disc I punched out closes the hollow cavity in the nozzle

I hollowed out the molded light in the nose gear so I can make a more realistic light. 

I have to think on this one.

 

On the landing light, maybe chrome silver inside, then some Micro Crystal Clear for the lens? 

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Posted by Eaglecash867 on Sunday, September 13, 2020 8:13 AM

PJ,

For making lenses on things, I've had success with using clear epoxy.  It just has a natural tendancy to form that nice, sort of domed shape of a lens and cures 100% crystal clear.  I have even tinted it to make colored light lenses on various things.

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Posted by Tojo72 on Sunday, September 13, 2020 8:20 AM
Nice work on the detailing

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Posted by Greg on Sunday, September 13, 2020 8:25 AM

Coming along nicely, Ernie.

Thanks for keeping us up to date.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Sunday, September 13, 2020 8:34 AM

Thanks Greg and Tojo.

Eagle, thought about punching out a small chrome Mylar disc for the reflector then using 15 minute epoxy to form the glass, thanks for the suggestion.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 11:16 PM

The gluing has to be done by small sections to help reduce the gaps. The rear fuselage was not a real problem but the front is a different story. I glued the spine first and it has a good fit but the underside has gaping spaces as you can see in the pictures.

The solution: use my oversized long clamp to close up the gap as much as possible while sandwiching thin plastic sheet to fill and secure with Plast I Weld. Now to let it cure overnight and then release the clamps and continue gluing the side gaps. 

 

 

 The smaller clamps close up  the side gaps giving a smooth transition along the join line.

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