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Sarunas D
I wrote in the project description that I didn't plan to rescribe the rear fuselage. But because of the lower fuselage and intake fit it looks like I'll be forced to rescribe the raised details that will be destroyed by sanding...
30. September 2017, 10:28
Carl Boehm
Looking great so far!
2. February 2018, 02:06
Sarunas D
Thanks! Got slowed down with sanding and filling the joint between radome and front fuselage. Hoping to move forward soon.
2. February 2018, 07:01
Maciej Bellos
Following!
26. May, 19:10
Sarunas D
Maciej, welcome!
26. May, 19:12
Roland Gunslinger
Oh, that's a cool cat...Following!
It's said, that's one of the best (or the best?) kit in that scale on the market. Looking forward to see it "fly".

BTW: There's a Group Build running ;)
Scalemates F-14 Tomcat Group build 2020 (1. May until 31. December, UN)

26. May, 19:22
Sarunas D
Roland, thanks for joining.

In certain ways this kit is really good - the overall fuselage shape is accurate, the armament is correct for the Bombcat version. Another great feature is the swing-wing mechanism, strengthened by metal parts and screws - once top and bottom of fuselage is assembled you have a sturdy and reliable swing mechanics. And metal landing gear parts to support this large jet. And nice decals.

However, there are other serious issues with the kit, like decals for cockpit instruments, raised panel lines on almost all surfaces, fictitious panel lines at the front of the fuselage. The fit of major sub-assemblies is really bad. It requires a lot of dry fitting, and filling and sanding afterwards. Many details are lost to sanding, so the fuselage really needs a full rescribe in order to look good. I already started rescribing the part between the vertical tails.

This kit is for those who want to do some "dirty" work and improve their skills. I have a quality that I'd better work on a crap kit and complete it as best and as clean as possible. Considering a modeller enjoys this kind of build, it's still hard to recommend the kit - the kit and Eduard cockpit PE (decals for instruments in the kit) cost about 200$ with shipping costs. So in conclusion, I'd build one of these for sports and improvement, but after that I'd just get Trumpeter versions - Tamiya is simply asking too much $$$ for the level of quality that's in the box.

Thanks for the group build link. I'll go check it out. It's almost the middle of the year, not sure if I'll finish the kit this year :D
27. May, 10:18
Roland Gunslinger
Ok, That sounds conflicting. I've never seen this kit but the raised panel lines and the high price deterred me to buy the big Tamiya kit.
I'm starting the Trumpeter D for the GB, though it sound's like the Trumpeter kit has lots of issues, too. We will see :D
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Sarunas D
If purchasing replacement AIM-9s, which AIM-9 versions specifically should I get for US, Australia, Israel, and Japan? The year 1969-1970 as per box marking schemes.
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Guys, could you help me find the dark green color for the B paint version? It's a JASDF plane, the instruction says FS 34079, but the color profile is way different from the dark green. I'm looking for Testors Model Master enamels. For other dark green colors I chose 1710, but the JASDF looks much more different.
14. May, 18:19
Murad ÖZER
looks like the camo consists of these 4 colors:
FS34097
FS34108
FS30372
FS16440

15. May, 14:17
Murad ÖZER
a search on scm for fs 34097 comes up with these equivalents:

SCM Search: FS34097
15. May, 14:18
Murad ÖZER
to my eyes on both the fs color callout and real life pictures it surely looks like your usual airforce olive drab but with a noticeable green tint instead of the darkish/brownish one to be honest.
15. May, 14:20
Sarunas D
You're right about the green tint. I looked at every MM green enamel color that my local shop has and decided to go with MM 2029 Green FS34258 - it looks closest to the color in the manual.
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1:35 M41 (Tamiya 35055)
 
M41 U.S. Tank M41 Walker Bulldog
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Thomas Kirschbaum
looks good!
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