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Unread October 18th, 2014, 09:45 AM
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Hey Guys,
I am new to the forum and newly (re)introduced to airplane modeling. I have modeled HO scale trains for years but just got back into airplanes recently. This is my first 1/48 scale jet since I was a kid so any input is appreciated. F-14s are my favorite military jet so this group build is right up my alley. My entry is a kit everyone is familiar with.

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My plan is to covert it to a "B". Not sure what squadron I am going to do yet. I think that will depend on what decal set I can get my hands on. The cockpit isn't going to be perfect. I am using the True Details pit for an "A". Most of the model has been scribed and the fuselage has a coat of Tamiya primer on it.



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Unread October 18th, 2014, 05:24 PM
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Nice start! There'll be a special place in my stash for certain Revell-Monogram kits. I've never had the patience to re-scribe any of them though. Here's one I built as a gift (don't laugh) 10 years ago when Steel Beach was a mere hint of the industrial giant it is now -> Revell-Monogram F-14D backdated to F-14B with Steel Beach parts.
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nice!!!!! welcome to the boards and to the group build, most importantly, welcome back to the hobby!
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True details... a lot of detail for not a lot of money!

Looking forward to seeing what you do with this one... I love the monogram kit!
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Unread October 24th, 2014, 08:47 AM
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Thanks guys,
I have the fuselage buttoned up but there are a lot of areas to fill, sand, and re-scribe. I'll post of picture when that task is done. In the mean time I was thinking of making this a VF-103 plane as it would have appeared during Operation Desert Storm. I found this picture via google.

http://i1.wp.com/www.defensemedianet...ver-desert.jpg

I plan to add TCS pod, the tall TACAN antennae, Steel Beach GE nozzles, tail stiffeners, ECM blisters under the wing gloves, and late style wheels. I was thinking of adding a TARPS pod too. Of course, I need to pick up a set of Afterburner VF-103 Sluggers decals. Is there anything else I should think about adding/changing? Thanks.
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The sluggers is an excellent choice, bravo!
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Almost done with the fuselage. The seams along the sides of the nose required a lot of work.



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Unread October 30th, 2014, 12:31 PM
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Nice scribing work!! Lookin good.
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Nice, I like a lot the F-14 from revell
 

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