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Offline Ed S

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F-14 Tomcat USN
« on: March 01, 2018, 03:16:13 pm »
I am ready to start on my USN F-14 Tomcat .  Pics later tonight or tomorrow.

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Re: F-14 Tomcat USN
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2018, 05:23:37 pm »
... USN F-14 Tomcat ...

Is it RW?
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Re: F-14 Tomcat USN
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2018, 09:04:02 pm »
... USN F-14 Tomcat ...

Is it RW?

Wouldn't be a WHIFF then would it?
Here'a quick photo. Got the cockpit assembled and started painting. Started glueing the fuselage togerther. This is the AMT 1/72 Tomcat which is not one of the better Tomcat kits. But I found it 2nd hand and cheap.




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Re: F-14 Tomcat USN
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2018, 07:03:05 am »
I guess I should have mentioned that this Tomcat is getting new wings



They are from a 1/32 Viggen that I got in pieces from a friend after it had an accident.

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Re: F-14 Tomcat USN
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2018, 08:28:48 am »
Oh yes!  :thumbsup:

A bit like that F-14XL image that was posted recently.
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: F-14 Tomcat USN
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2018, 08:50:02 am »
Not the same. I've had these parts sitting around for a while until the right GB to use them.

Plus, I still have canards to fit to the Tomcat.

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Re: F-14 Tomcat USN
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2018, 11:25:29 am »
Oh boy.

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Re: F-14 Tomcat USN
« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2018, 11:44:11 am »
nice looking so far  :thumbsup:
that is a airframe with a lot of lift, that is  :thumbsup:
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Re: F-14 Tomcat USN
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2018, 04:50:35 pm »
I like it !

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Re: F-14 Tomcat USN
« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2018, 06:24:45 pm »
Hey, nice idea!! I like it.
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Re: F-14 Tomcat USN
« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2018, 01:20:04 am »
Combining two of my favourite fighter jets? Are you trying to fix the vote or something? ;) Also, looks totally believable for a land-based Tomcat derivative :thumbsup:

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Re: F-14 Tomcat USN
« Reply #11 on: March 04, 2018, 02:10:22 pm »
I was thrown by the topic title but now I'm excited!
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Re: F-14 Tomcat USN
« Reply #12 on: March 24, 2018, 06:39:11 pm »
A quick update. The project is going well. Lots of PSR to make the wings blend with the existing fuselage.  Here's what it looks like as of this evening. The canards are just taped in place. I'm still working on the exact placement.



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Re: F-14 Tomcat USN
« Reply #13 on: March 24, 2018, 06:58:52 pm »
Cool, man! The wings are taking on a shape similar to that of the space shuttle.  I dig it.  :mellow: :mellow: :mellow:
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Re: F-14 Tomcat USN
« Reply #14 on: March 24, 2018, 08:19:14 pm »
Wow, that's looking wicked   :thumbsup: