Roland Gunslinger Because i'm waiting for a part to complete the stand for the aggressor cat and "TOP GUN: Maverick" is coming "soon" to the cinemas, i decided to start a Top-Gun "double build":
F-14A 104 "Ice-Man" + F-18E (Maverick).
Both in "In-flight action".
I hope i can finish them til July, and i hope the Revell kit isn't that bad.
For those who haven't seen the Trailer (seriously?): Youtube Video
Roland Gunslinger Welcome mates! Thx for your interest
The copyright is really aggressive, because it's inside, too.
Daniel, compared with your trumpy build the revellkit is like an "Überraschungs-Ei"
Thx for the link Matthew. The sprues do have slightly different colors, so maybe it's a mix of several production lines.
Dry fit is good so far. But flesh is a problem on some parts. Especially the landing gear parts are really bad. Luckily I don't need them
9. March, 22:26
Patrick Hagelstein Apart from the obnoxious copyright stenciling, the kit's panel lines look nice. I'm curious to see how you can turn this one in a beauty as well. Enjoy the build!
10. March, 03:58
Roland Gunslinger So far the kit isn't bad but more "OK'isch" than good. The first real problem is the "In-Flight" Mode.
Maybe i was to naiv but the kit isn't designed for it. The landing gear flaps doesn't fit lol (to small).
15. March, 15:37
Ingmar Stöhr In may experience that's a problem with most kits. They are not designed for in flight. Which is only reasonable, as most models are represented on the ground.
After a little break to take a deep breath the hardest part finished: It's a sanding monster. I hate that kit now, and i was about to throw it in the trash. But the pulse has calmed down so let's go
31. March, 13:43
Ingmar Stöhr Hey Roland, it happens to all of us. Great to hear, that you charged up your energy.
I like to say: "Life is to short for bad kits!"
But here I am, working on a kit, that is easily the worst modern ship model kit that I came across so far. Somehow it triggered my ambition to prove that I can master it....
1. April, 07:07
Roland Gunslinger „No pain, no gain" some people say
The good thing, i'm also working on the Tamiya F-14. And that's definitely the best kit I've ever had!
1. April, 07:34
Daniel And be glad you didnt choose the Italeri product, it could have been worse I ve built several revell rhinos, but never tried one in flight, well I am warned now Neat work. Have you managed to fit in a driver?
1. April, 07:56
Roland Gunslinger Oh, i have a Italeri in my stash, too
The worst part of this Revell kit is the front fuselage + canopy. The canopy is smaller than the cockpit section. I will try to heat the canopy with a hairdryer to widen it.
After long casting sessions fortunately we have a pilot!
1. April, 08:18
Slavo Hazucha I hear you, just went through my own path of penance, scratching the belly and all other bits of an F-18 before daring to get some primer on, then scratch some more... But true, there was no Revell copyright molded in the plastic...
Gearwells closed, I guess this one is ready to gain some speed!
1. April, 08:27
Roland Gunslinger Sometimes i think i must be insane doing scale modeling
Now the copyright placement makes sense for me. Thoughts of the kit engineers :"the poor modeler has to sand the whole aircraft, so i can put the copyright wherever I want"
1. April, 08:45
Ingmar Stöhr LOL
The Tamiya Tomcat really is the best fitting kit I ever build. After that I build the Tamiya F-16 and wondered what a poor fit this kit had. So I guess the Tomcat has raised my expectations towards kits somewhat...
1. April, 10:34
Patrick Hagelstein Yeah, that Tamiya Tomcat is awesome! I was glueing the wings while watching TV and forgot which wing I already glued. couldn't see it when they were lying in front of me. Only when I picked the unglued wing up, did I find out there were just dry fitted together. Amazing engineering!
Jos Jansen Which paint did you used for the light blue stripe...just curious. By the way, an awesome neat stripe .
10. May, 17:24
Roland Gunslinger Thx Ingmar and Jos!
Jos, I used AK FS35450 for the blue stripe. It's the official color used for the rhino.
10. May, 18:21
Daniel Since its maverick flying this air superiority blue is only fitting Stripes looking good just noticed the film hornet has no pizza box on the nose, interesting...
10. May, 18:30
Roland Gunslinger Thx Daniel!
Yes, there are hornets without the pizza box but there are also ones with. Let's make the confusing complete: The stripes of the „official" (Fightertown Decals) Maverick hornet ends over the pizza box. But there are others with endings in front of the pizza box [img1]
Daniel oh, well, things look easy until you start researching^^ Didn't even know that there are pizza-free super hornets at all - until now
10. May, 19:37
Roland Gunslinger LOL Ingmar, I don't take it very seriously.
Daniel, i thought it's an difference on E/F. Because the two seater F has the pizza and the one seater E not. But then i saw the E with pizza and slightly different paintings then the E without and thought WTF.
But now i don't care. Only the masking of the pizza box with the tamiya tape wasn't that funny
Daniel, i ordered nothing special. The base will be more minimalistic...
Donald, that's a good hint from Daniel. I think for collecting the kits will be cool. But for a build i don't know: The hornet is the same like i build and IMO it's not a very good one (Ok the price is cool). I'm convinced a hasegawa Super Hornet + the fightertown decals is the better choice for easy going. I can't say anything about the 1978 F-14 but i'm sure there are better ones (Hobby Boss, Tamiya) Just my 2 cents...
But maybe there are other opinions...
PS: but i am also considering buying the kits
24. May, 22:01
Donald Dickson II I built a different version of this kit and have this exact one in my stash. I found it to be a rather enjoyable build.
Danke Pero! Das gibt es für ca 3-4 € bei „Aktion". Entweder in der Bastelabteilung oder bei Kosmetik. Das weiß ich nicht. Hat meine Frau organisiert und ist schon ein bisschen länger her. Aktion Markt gibts mittlerweile fast überall. Dieser Halter ist super praktisch als Werkzeug oder Lackierteilehalter zu verwenden.
Patrick, I don't, but my wife probably in „Action„
25. May, 07:18
Pero Sušić Patrick, the Link worked. Thanks. This thing will be very useful.
25. May, 07:27
Daniel @Roland: ah ok, I was anticipating a film team and maybe a Fallon guard house with a tin roof