Greg Baker Whoah... I'm in... an F-14 groupbuild, hmmm...
8. May, 07:01
Roland Gunslinger Welcome Sergej, Daniel and Greg.
@ Daniel your big Rhino is a good inspiration and there's no better reason to finish a big toy than a GB
Greg, as i said to Patrick Hagelstein: do you have a choice at all?
8. May, 07:49
Greg Baker Likely not... I had no say in the Australian Truck GB, but this one... well, let's assume my 1/144 cat will fit inside the cockpit of yours...
Roland Gunslinger "my 1/144 cat will fit inside the cockpit of yours" LOL So you can save fuel...
Hi Holger. Ja bequem ist wichtig, könnte ein längerer Bau werden
Hab grad gesehen du bist in/aus Wangerooge. Was für ein Zufall. Ein Bekannter von mir war letztes Jahr bei einem Modellbau "Treffen" (oder Workshop?) dort.
Roland Gunslinger Maciej, there are two more in my stash
It's a really big kit with lot's of plastic. But the instructions looks like it's the same build as the 48 hobby boss i recently build. So, im optimistic i can finish it til christmas.
12. May, 22:52
Daniel No time to waste I can only warn you that suddenly all your 48 scale tomcats will look boring with the big toy in the same room just my experience. OOB is cool, curious what this kit can deliver without help
12. May, 23:03
Roland Gunslinger I believe you about that
Another problem: My display case is slowly getting full...
Especially because i want to build it "all open" like my "Vark" (Radome, flaps, slats, weapon bay,...)
Daniel These are some nice additions interesting paints, have you tried those already? Enamel right?
6. June, 19:37
Roland Gunslinger Yes, these are Alclad 2 enamels. I wanted to test them for a long time but they were often sold out when I ordered. I was lucky this time. Heard a lot of good things about it. Unfortunately, they stink like hell and without a spray booth I don't think they can spray at all. I haven't tested it in detail yet.
6. June, 20:42
Slavo Hazucha A proud collection of extras & I love the cockpit-to-plane size comparison !
I sure would go through some make-up melting scenes having to ultimately cover-from-view all the beauty behind the seats in the Aires pit... Maverick & Goose ejection scene, anyone?
I only checked some Alclad metals until now, initially, the smell is +/- on par with MRP´s, maybe just a little stronger, but the Alclad "Axe effect" definitely stays longer (both in the air & on the model) - no idea if that´s a bad thing or just honest & the MRP´s employ some nose-cheating chemicals...
Treehugger Tip: Afaik, the top side "console" in the middle of the canopy has a handle bar for the "wizard" in the rear seat to grab onto when getting in and out of the rear seat. On my Aires resin in 1:48, the handles weren't there and isn't shown in the instructions, so I made one of styrene parts. Edit: Ah, looking at photo7 it looks like this handle is actually articulated on your large resin kit, nice.
Today i started to reduce the huge pile of sprues and glued some parts together. So far the pieces have been working very well together. Not as perfect as the 48 Tamiya but better than expected. Especially since you read almost only bad things about this kit, at least in German forums. Only the details are not very well worked out. In addition, the kit has the same strange panel lines as the Hobby Boss kit. Somehow this was to be expected
Michael Phillips Oooh, somehow I missed this one too! Count me in. Looking good so far, that cockpit is going to be a beauty!!!
10. September, 01:36
Roland Gunslinger Thanks Clifford and Michael Take a seat. Lots of gluing but not really a big progress
11. September, 18:29
Roland Gunslinger While I was initially optimistic, the kit has now turned out to be the ultimate horror. Actually, nothing fits with the intakes and lower fuselage. Everything is warped and must be glued with force. Although my motivation is very subdued, I will definitely bring this to an end: no matter what the cost.
@ Guy "Perseverance" is a good synonym for model making
@ Clifford "I had no doubt you could do it."
It's one of the best compliments you can get
@ Christian Yes, it's my biggest F-14 project with lots of aftermarket stuff til now. We'll see how it turns out
@ Slavo, Tthat applies very well. It's really very different: Some parts fit like the Tamiya kit, others are held together and you think there is still a component missing in between. The air inlets and the engine fit e.g. not at all.
It shouldn't be much bigger. I don't even know where to put the model. But since there are so many parts it takes a while until I finish building the bird. I still have a little time to think about it
7. October, 08:25
Spanjaard looking really interesting funny the size comparison with the 1/144, love it.
7. October, 08:47
Slavo Hazucha Seems you got from the troublesome to the encouraging - the LG wells look great. Seeing the huge 32-scale playgrounds, I envy you at least as much as a 72-scale builder looking at 1/48
7. October, 08:55
Sergej I Hahah Slavo, indeed brings every scale its own details and traits with it... I often look sadly at beautifully detailed rivets and panels of 48th scale...
32nd is carpentry from my pov ..
7. October, 10:24
Roland Gunslinger Welcome Spanjaard!
"32nd is carpentry from my pov"
@ Slavo + Sergej
You have to honestly say that this Trumpeter kit is not exactly exemplary for the 32nd scale guild
The small GWH 72nd scale F-14 probably has more details than this big F-14 here OOB.
7. October, 10:47
Guillaume Blanchet That's some nices details. Keep the good work & I'm sure you'll turn this lo quality kit into a beaty.
Donald Dickson II How you guys manage to detail color the tubing and such is beyond me. If I use paint, it becomes a horrid mess. Pencils, I cant get it to color the part sufficiently with the exception of silver. You and Slavo need to do a tutorial series for those of us too ham handed to figure it on our own.
7. October, 16:39
Jos Jansen Beautiful details in those wheel bays...excellent, looking really forward to the reveal of this mighty (big) Cat!
Guy Rump Excellent cockpit Roland, your perseverance has paid off
16. November, 09:04
Roland Gunslinger Thank you all for your positive comments! That's a big motivation. Much appreciated!
Especially with such a large project (for me at least) the mojo varies from time to time. Even if I build models: patience is not exactly my strength
16. November, 10:39
Murad ÖZER it doesn't get any better than this, WOW.
16. November, 10:58
Daniel The best start you could wish for on your big scale journey, fantastic!