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Roland Sachsenhofer (Roland)



67 9 October 2021, 19:12
Roland Sachsenhofer
The first pictures of the project- but you don't see any Hasegawa parts, but the finished resin cockpit of Aires, which I afforded.
9 October 2021, 19:13
Juergen Klinglhuber
Schaut schon mal super aus,....👍
10 October 2021, 19:20
Looks very impressive! Lots of fine details, great colors, and shades
10 October 2021, 19:24
impressive switch-painting 👍
is this a tandem build with the persian cat?
10 October 2021, 19:43
Łukasz Gliński
10 October 2021, 20:48
Harry Eder
Super detailed cockpit! 👍 Watching too
11 October 2021, 05:39
How did you like fitting the resin to the plastic? 🙂

I did this with Aires resin n 1:48. One definitely wants to be careful, and take it slow to avoid removing too much plastic, with a lot of dry fitting.
11 October 2021, 06:03
Martin von Schreckenstein
you are very brave with these old kits. i build almost only 72 tomcats but i never dared the old hasegawa or italeri. good luck fitting the aires pit. i had to do a lot of cutting to make it fit into my heavy maintenance build. really nice work on it
11 October 2021, 07:34
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thank you for all the motivating and interested feedback! Yes, Daniel, this will be the counterpart to the Iranian Tomcat shown in flight.
Treehugger, you have to grind the resin block of Aires a proper amount and also squeeze it a bit - but then it actually fits relatively well into the Hasegawa fuselage moulds. Thank you Martin, indeed! Especially the Italeri kit is rather forgettable; the Hasegawa edition I find quite good- until now 🙂
12 October 2021, 04:45
Martin von Schreckenstein
there are actually two hasegawa toolings. 1977 and 1988. yours is the 1977 with positive lines. the latter is still my favourite kit for open canopy or skunk stripe builds as it is very cheap for its great potential
12 October 2021, 09:50
Very nice cockpit.
12 October 2021, 17:18
The detail painting of the side panels is impressive! That is not possible in 1:72 !? It MUST be a bigger scale 🙂
12 October 2021, 17:21
Juergen Klinglhuber
agree - the accuracy of those panel switsches made me ponder too - a very good job Roland!
13 October 2021, 10:20
Roland Sachsenhofer
Martin, thank you very much for the informative advice - I find myself there with my experiences regarding these kits.
- and thank you mates for the charming question about the scale, I'm glad! 🙂
14 October 2021, 06:50
Roland Sachsenhofer
After the Eduard interlude, we finally continue here! Hasegawa's Tomcat is quite a nice experience, although there is a lot of sanding to be done. I gave myself a little help by means of Aires and other detailing etched parts.
29 December 2021, 16:54
Good progress 👍
29 December 2021, 19:04
Guy Rump
Looking great 👍
29 December 2021, 19:21
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thank yo very much, Cuajete and Guy!
30 December 2021, 10:48
Roland Sachsenhofer
Once again, the whole thing gets colourful before it sinks into "Gray H 315".... 🙂 The red was necessary to show the numerous lowered flaps.
3 January 2022, 09:06
Roland Sachsenhofer
A few construction steps further: the surfaces of the F-14 now bear all the colours and decals, but are not yet dirty in any way or have any signs of use or even a wahing. This might be quite interesting, as I have a lot planned!
8 January 2022, 15:38
Looking so good, Roland 👍
8 January 2022, 19:18
Low viz Wolfpack looks badass, excellent work!
8 January 2022, 19:28
Roland Sachsenhofer
Your words please me very much, mates!
9 January 2022, 12:34
Roland Sachsenhofer
With these pictures I would like to conclude the 72 Tomcat series - to go to the 48. The Hasegawa kit really shows its age; neither detailing nor fit could really convince. But it is all the nicer when a little initiative and above all a lot of Aires cockpit and Eduard etched parts lead to a result! There is also a "first time" here: I was able to sand and polish away the centre ridge on the clear cockpit! 🙂 I hope you like the final pictures, which I tried to make with the help of Coastal-Kits backgrounds.
10 January 2022, 15:48
Konrad -
Very nice Roland looking very cool! Those backgrounds looking nice too!
10 January 2022, 16:04
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thank you for your comment Konrad, I'm glad you like it!
10 January 2022, 17:16
Sergej I
Awesome! Great setup, love it! 👍
10 January 2022, 18:15
Daniel Klink
Brilliant result Roland 👍👍
Ist the nackground by Coastal kits?
10 January 2022, 18:17
Alex Rodionov
Excellent Tomcat.
10 January 2022, 18:59
excellent result. those aires cockpits may be a pain in the to fit... but well painted (superbly in this case) they look fantastic!
10 January 2022, 19:26
Looks like much bigger scale - and the carrier lift is a wonderful background 👍
10 January 2022, 20:08
Very nice result, Roland!
10 January 2022, 21:06
Martin von Schreckenstein
thats the stuff!
10 January 2022, 21:07
Łukasz Gliński
Fantastic finish 👍
10 January 2022, 21:08
Roland Sachsenhofer
Hello mates! Your comments make me happy and motivate me, thank you! I am glad that you like the result! Yes Daniel, all backgrounds are from Coastal Kits.
11 January 2022, 11:49
Bas Tonn
Nice work on the flaps and slats, well done
11 January 2022, 12:45
Roland Sachsenhofer
I'm glad Tom, thank you for your comment!
12 January 2022, 08:46
Saeed Ezadi
What a great Tomcat Ronald. Looks a real CAT!
23 April, 21:30
Looks nice and clean and slick.
Q: What kind of paint are you using? Surface effectcs looks super smooth.
24 April, 07:07
Top build in top presentation!
24 April, 08:27
Roland Sachsenhofer
Hello mates! Thank you for your comments! The "Cat" was painted with acrylic paints from Gunze/ Mr. Hobby; the sealing over the decals was also done with Gunze clear lacquers - glossy as well as matt. I am glad you like the pictures of the result!
24 April, 10:40
Guy Rump
Very impressive build. 👍
24 April, 14:53
24 April, 18:58
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thank you both! Thanks for all the likes too, mates!
25 April, 10:46
Michael Kohl
Cool cat. I like it
25 April, 11:42
Dominik Weitzer
b e a u t i f u l build . looks amazing!
25 April, 13:09
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thank you for your comments, Michael and Dominik
26 April, 13:12

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1:72 F-14A Tomcat (High Visibility) (Hasegawa 00533)

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