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41 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
Vytautas
Looks very impressive! Lots of fine details, great colors, and shades
10 October 2021, 19:24
Daniel
impressive switch-painting 👍
is this a tandem build with the persian cat?
10 October 2021, 19:43
Łukasz Gliński
Following
10 October 2021, 20:48
Harry Eder
Super detailed cockpit! 👍 Watching too
11 October 2021, 05:39
Treehugger
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
Cuajete
Very nice cockpit.
Following.
12 October 2021, 17:18
bughunter
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
Cuajete
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, 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, 15:38
Cuajete
Looking so good, Roland 👍
8 January, 19:18
Daniel
Low viz Wolfpack looks badass, excellent work!
8 January, 19:28
Roland Sachsenhofer
Your words please me very much, mates!
9 January, 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, 15:48
Konrad -
Very nice Roland looking very cool! Those backgrounds looking nice too!
10 January, 16:04
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thank you for your comment Konrad, I'm glad you like it!
10 January, 17:16
Sergej I
Awesome! Great setup, love it! 👍
10 January, 18:15
Daniel Klink
Brilliant result Roland 👍👍
Ist the nackground by Coastal kits?
10 January, 18:17
Alex Rodionov
Excellent Tomcat.
10 January, 18:59
Spanjaard
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, 19:26
bughunter
Looks like much bigger scale - and the carrier lift is a wonderful background 👍
10 January, 20:08
Cuajete
Very nice result, Roland!
Congrats!
10 January, 21:06
Martin von Schreckenstein
thats the stuff!
10 January, 21:07
Łukasz Gliński
Fantastic finish 👍
10 January, 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, 11:49
Bas Tonn
Nice work on the flaps and slats, well done
11 January, 12:45
Roland Sachsenhofer
I'm glad Tom, thank you for your comment!
12 January, 08:46

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

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