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F-14 Tomcat Group Build idea...
Posted by armorman on Tuesday, September 7, 2004 6:07 PM
I was reading Combat Aircraft Mag. and was reminded that the Tomcat is on it's way out of service so how about a Group Build to represent each 'Cat from their airwings? It may be difficult to find the decals sets but I love the 'Cat and think it would be pretty nifty. I am thinking about a mid January 05 start date and completion on or about March. If anyone has any ideas float em on up!
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Posted by tho9900 on Tuesday, September 7, 2004 8:32 PM
I'm in!!! don't have a specific craft yet, but I'm in!!!

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Posted by bstrump on Tuesday, September 7, 2004 8:40 PM
If it's a Jan '05 start date, count me in. I've got markings for Cats from all "eras". It's too bad the Tomcat is being replaced by something inferior but I guess all good things must come to an end, I suppose.
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Posted by armorman on Tuesday, September 7, 2004 8:45 PM
great! Def a Jan 05 date. The replacement looks puny... I'll start getting a list going and all the other stuff.
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Posted by saltydog on Tuesday, September 7, 2004 9:24 PM
i'll be there with bells and whistles on armorman!!! count me in too!! later.
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Posted by armorman on Tuesday, September 7, 2004 10:29 PM
Excellent saltydog, bstrump, tho9900! Hopefully the list will grow. Just email me what kit you will eventually be doing(since it's a while away) at my email jonathanhc@charter.net I am working on two projects one of them for the Nav Av GB. I'll get all the info together and see if I can work us up a graphic for it in the coming months. Later guys.
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, September 7, 2004 11:40 PM
if the start date is that far away i will manage it for sure ! i have no clue which kit i willb e doing but ill figure that one out eventually
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Posted by DanCooper on Wednesday, September 8, 2004 6:35 AM
tempted, tempted........ but I have to withstand.. must not...

If only I didn't so many GB's going on and starting in the near future...
Although, feb is still a long time ahead.............

OK, count me in for a F14-A I've got the Hasegawa 1/48 kit for the "Black Knight" History, wich provides over 5 decal-options for the same bird in different time.
I a few moment I'm going to pick-up the ejection-seats I've ordered Big Smile [:D]
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Posted by Zone V Afterburner on Wednesday, September 8, 2004 7:11 AM
I think that will be far enough ahead that I can join in. I will build a Tamiya 'Cat' converted to a 'D' model from VF-31.
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Posted by fiasco on Wednesday, September 8, 2004 7:50 AM
I've been looking at building a cat for some time now, this is just the kick I need...I'm in!
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Posted by armorman on Wednesday, September 8, 2004 9:34 AM
and the list keeps on growing! I know it's a ways off but I am going to do the Has 1/72 14D Bounty Hunters VF-2. I think I'll try to pick up the Eduard set to go with it. College was cancelled today due to flooded roads so I am going to hit the workbench for a while before sweetie gets home. I am writing down the names that are and I'll keep track. Later fellas. Btw, a68trans-amMustang what scale is that Tamiya kit. Is that the 1/32?
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Posted by armorman on Wednesday, September 8, 2004 9:49 AM
Okay scratch that last. I found the Has 1/48 f-14A Jolly Rogers of VF-84. I'll prob do that with the Eduard interior set. Anybody know how good the Academy 1/48 14A is?
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Posted by DanCooper on Wednesday, September 8, 2004 1:12 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by armorman

Okay scratch that last. I found the Has 1/48 f-14A Jolly Rogers of VF-84. I'll prob do that with the Eduard interior set. Anybody know how good the Academy 1/48 14A is?


Have'nt build it yet, but I've got the box right in front of me now and the pieces look very nicely moulded, without any noticeble flash.
However there are some (as always with Academy) prominent ejector pinmarks. For more realism I've got myself the Airwave ejection seats Smile [:)] (7,8 €)

I'm really looking forward building this pretty bird.
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Posted by Zone V Afterburner on Wednesday, September 8, 2004 3:02 PM
Yes the Tamiya F-14 is 1/32.It is the latest release with the Black Knight decals and the LGB's
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Posted by bstrump on Wednesday, September 8, 2004 5:55 PM
I'll be doing the Hasegawa F-14D converted to a B and use TwoBobs markings for VF-11 "Red Rippin' Muthas" in1/72 scale.
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Posted by armorman on Wednesday, September 8, 2004 6:17 PM
That sounds great bstrump- I decided on Has 1/48 F-14A the markings are still undecided
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Posted by fighterguru on Wednesday, September 8, 2004 9:47 PM
Im in Iv got Two kits though the A and D they are both revel and 1/48 scale. Im stoked and ready to Rock and roll.
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Posted by HomagerMan on Thursday, September 9, 2004 4:00 AM
Count me in! With a start date that far off I think I can do it.

I have a 'cat kit some where, but I can't, for the love of me, remember which kit it is. I know it's 1/48.

James
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Posted by DanCooper on Thursday, September 9, 2004 8:40 AM
Guess what, I must have been blind while typing my last reply, it's the Hasegawa kit that I've got Confused [%-)]

And then to think that I was holding the Blackbox cockpit kit in hands yesterday, but I put back because it was for Hasegawe I had only the Academy-kit Banged Head [banghead]Banged Head [banghead]Banged Head [banghead]
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Posted by HomagerMan on Thursday, September 9, 2004 8:57 AM
I just remembered the kit I have, it's the Italeri F-14a Tomcat plus. Has anyone tried this kit before??

James
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Posted by armorman on Thursday, September 9, 2004 7:57 PM
Hey fellas, James that Italeri kit isn't bad at all. It had very little flash and the cockpit detail was okay... it turned out to be a good build with no major fit prob's. Hey Dan how is that Black Box cockpit? I ordered the Has 1/48 and I am still debating the markings but i would really like to do the cockpit proud. Okay here are the stipulations for the build-if I am missing something let me know!- I'll take a list of names in the next month or so but here goes:
Any Scale
Any Manufacturer
Must be a Cat
Let the detail FLY!
Start Date: January 15, 2005
End Date: March 15, 2005
I have started working on the patch since I have had a few ideas bouncing around. Gimme a couple more weeks to finish that. I just shelved the Italeri 1/72 JSF to start on the Has 1/72 Super Hornet. This is one sweet kit! If I missed anything above let me know- I'll be workin' on the Nav Av GB.
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, September 9, 2004 10:37 PM
I have 3 F-14 kits. 2 Monogram and the Revell all in 1/48. The Revell kit has the wing glove vanes on it and it is the Hunt for Red October kit. I am considering the GB. I love the F-14 and the Super Hornet can't hold a candle to it. The F-14 is faster, more powerful and deadlier than anything else in the Navy now.
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Posted by HomagerMan on Friday, September 10, 2004 2:39 AM
I had a look at the kit I have last night and my word it's BIG. I also forgot that I had the eduard f14-a detail set, 48294. I know it's for the HAS 'cat but I use some of the parts from it.


James
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Posted by armorman on Friday, September 10, 2004 12:57 PM
Hey Mark, I agree on the Cat being superior to the Super Hornet. It's a shame they can't update it completely and shelve that joke called the JSF. The Cat is so much prettier than anything else in the air. Even after 30 years!
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, September 10, 2004 11:47 PM
The JSF and the F-22 are both a huge waste of money! And I correct myself, I also have the Super Tomcat kit from Revell. I also have Two Bobs decals for most of these kits. I may participate in this GB yet!!!
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Posted by armorman on Saturday, September 11, 2004 9:24 AM
You must join! I'd like to see your work!
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, September 11, 2004 2:55 PM
I will!!! You and I and anyone else for that matter, can communicate via E-Mail if you want. It would be easier to share photos that way. Let me know! I am going through my F-14 kits and decals. This is going to be fun!!!
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Posted by armorman on Saturday, September 11, 2004 5:30 PM
Mark, great idea! All sounds good. I wish I could blink and the Hornet would be done so I can get started on the F-14A. I ordered the Jolly Rogers 60th Anniversary scheme today and waiting for the Has 1/48 Tomcat 'A. I'm pumped and almost ready to go! I am debating on the blackbox cockpit. Have a good weekend!
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, September 11, 2004 5:45 PM
I saw the decal set for the Jolly Rogers and it looks very cool! I am not using any extra sets. Too much money. I have used them in the past on other projects, but careful painting can accomplish a bunch. I am finishing the RM F-4E now. Great kit.
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Posted by armorman on Saturday, September 11, 2004 10:28 PM
Good point Mark, my girl, aka the budgeter, has stated that I have surpassed my monthly kit budget so I backed off of the black box detail set. No prob though- it means I get to use my own creativlty. That's a good idea on the painting, wish I had already thought of that. Those RMonogram kits have been getting really good. I did their F-15C last year and was extremely impressed with the detail.
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