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10 | 21. August, 20:17
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Michael Hickey
she's coming along now Cliffy.
14. September, 06:37
Clifford Keesler
Thanks Michael. I got the Dark Ghost Grey painted today.
14. September, 21:09
Clifford Keesler
All paint except slats finished today, pictures tommorow.
17. September, 01:41
Daniel Klink
that kitten developes into a very impressive tomcat Clifford
17. September, 20:38
Nathan Dempsey
Getting to the fun part now :) looking nice.
17. September, 20:44
Alexander
Slowly coming together I see.
17. September, 21:23
Clifford Keesler
Thank you very much Daniel, Nathan and Alexander. I hope to start the salt weathering tommorow. Progress has been slow, as I am also building Maverick's Top Gun A model for my son. It is a Revell kit, so it got a total re-scribe.
17. September, 22:55
Donald Dickson II
Hmmmm. I have the early version boxing now tucked away in the stash. This doesnt look as easy as the Tamiya seems to be. LOL
18. September, 03:04
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Roland Gunslinger
Wow, what a beautiful f-104 It's a shame it fell down. I am optimistic about that You can fix it ;)
17. September, 05:50
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17. September, 08:55
Slavo Hazucha
ooouch - but with a 32-scale Mach-2 missile hitting ground, Pitot tube & one LG door sound like an +/- acceptable trade...

on a completely different note, happy to see this coming up - a very nice build with a cool cockpit - is this OOB & how did you find the big 104 from Italeri? I particularly like the layout & sillhouette of a green-grey camo Starfighter with 4 tanks. Five prolonged "fast looking" shapes in a very nice symetric config, would make a nice in-flight one day... + always nice to see a Thunderbirds tail in the background ;)
17. September, 10:52
Clifford Keesler
Thank you all for your kind remarks. The re-build is well under way. Nose around cockpit is rebuilt. I have to rebuild the seat rails. @Slavo thank you much mate. It was OOB, with the exception of PE cockpit detail. It was a very nice build, fit was excellent and decal sheet was massive. I think it offered 9 different schemes. I have plenty of Star Fighter decals left. I want to do the "C" model that is out now. They also released an updated J and S version with the rece pod.
17. September, 20:19
Nathan Dempsey
That's a nice one Clifford. I feel your pain with the rebuilds!
17. September, 20:51
Clifford Keesler
Yea my wife wasn't to happy with that one getting broke, she bought that one for me when it was first released. But repairs are going well.
17. September, 22:58
Donald Dickson II
Oooofff. That sucks my friend. But, as Slavo said, that sounds as if it wasnt as bad as it could have been.
18. September, 02:36

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September 7, 2020

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Clifford Keesler
Yea you have to be careful breathing that stuff. I used to build R/C model aircraft when I was younger. We used silk and dope to cover them with before they came out with the iron on coverings. I spent many an hour with my eyes going round and round. Smelly stuff. LOL.
23. July, 01:25
Gary Dahlström
I still have a couple jars of Aero Gloss kicking around. Every so often I pop the top and use it as air freshener. *Good times*
23. July, 18:43
Augie
I did aeromodelling in air cadets.. doping balsa aircraft.. I swear I was the one flying after that.
23. July, 19:45
Clifford Keesler
I do not know if you can even get Aero Gloss, or any kind of dope anymore. I have a whole stack of balsa and tissue models.
23. July, 21:25
Patrick Hagelstein
I like the new avatar Augie! :)
3. August, 17:02
Augie
thanks Patrick
3. August, 19:22
Sergej I
Here we go, Cliffort, first cat-dog is on her feet. Beautiful! Bar is set, I will get back to mine after August. Still need to pick up a package of corona in Greece lol, hopefully I get the state-sponsored 2-week bench time.
3. August, 21:57
Clifford Keesler
I will be looking forward to seeing your excellent build completed.
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25. August, 00:35
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21. August, 20:22
Clifford Keesler
Wings puttied and horizantl stabs, installed.
24. August, 01:29
Nathan Dempsey
Following. I have this one hiding deep in the stash.
24. August, 03:06
Clifford Keesler
It has been pretty good so far. There was a rather large step where the radaitor scoop met the fuselage, and that was after sanding the base down before installing it. But I sanded it down and puttied it, so it should be ok. That is the only issue I have had with it so far.
25. August, 00:15

August 21, 2020

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August 20, 2020

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1:48 F-14D Tomcat 'CVW-14' (Hasegawa 07212)1:48 F-14 Alfa probe & Angle Of Attack probe (Master AM-48-007)4+
 
2 | 17. August, 23:46
Clifford Keesler
So, made a start on this one today. Spent 3 hours cleaning up and gluing cockpit parts. Not real impressed with parts fit so far. I had to put a fair amount of putty where the side panels join the cockpit tub,so as not to have unsightly gaps in the cockpit. I was surprised at the amount of flash on the parts of this kit.
20. August, 02:16
Nathan Dempsey
I have this exact same kit. I honestly haven't looked at it closely so it will be very interesting to see your build. If you have a specific need for detail shots of of some specific area let me know. The FL Air Museum has a real one outside and it's literally 5 minutes from my house. FYI: The cockpit looked stripped though...
20. August, 02:22
Danumurthi Mahendra
nice goodies you have there
20. August, 02:58
Roland Gunslinger
Count me in 8)
I have a later rebox A version of this kit. So i spy ;)
@Nathan 5 minutes near a F-14D? You sir, you are a very privileged person :D
20. August, 07:21
Maciej Bellos
Following!
20. August, 13:38
Clifford Keesler
Thanks Nathan, and welcome aboard. Welcome Roland. Thank you Danumurthi. Started in the the photo etch today. While waiting for some stuff to dry, I decided to install the main wheel wells, God what a freaking nightmare. Nothing fit the way it was supposed to, no wonder so many opt for the resin wheel well replacments. Finally got them in, but they are also going to require putty. I will get some pictures tomorrow. Who said Hasegawa kits were good? LOL. Actually I love their F-104 kit. I have their F-16 and F-86F which I have not built yet. I also forgot you do not get any weapons with them either. Luckly I have a set of F-14D weapons, but will have to buy an aftermarket weapons decal sheet. Ok rant over, will continue with the build tomorrow. I am sure not going to be defeated by a Hasegawa kit. LOL.
20. August, 23:41

August 19, 2020

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19. August, 05:36
Clifford Keesler
Does any one know which color of gray are use on the F-14 three color camo scheme? I keep getting conflicting color callouts. between instruction sheets, decal sheets etc. Is it Light ghost gray, dark ghost gray and neutral or medium gray, or something else? Help please.
19. August, 00:05
Nathan Dempsey
+1

I got no clue Clifford, but with all the F-14 builds someone is sure to know :) BTW I do trust the decal recommendations more than the kit.
19. August, 01:53
Michael Phillips
Clifford, the F-14 TPS Scheme colors are:
FS36375 Light Ghost Gray
FS36320 Dark Ghost Gray
FS35237 Medium Gray

A good reference to how it was applied in general (there are some exceptions for particular squadrons or schemes, so check your references) can be found here:

https://cybermodeler.com/aircraft/f-14/f-14_profile02.shtml
19. August, 01:59
Nathan Dempsey
Oh yeah baby...
19. August, 02:31
Clifford Keesler
Thank you much guys.
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August 13, 2020

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10 | 17. May, 00:53
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Nathan Dempsey
Just lovely work Clifford. I know what a basic (& old) kit this is and you've made it look great. That's one to be proud of.
11. August, 22:26
Clifford Keesler
Thank you very much for your kind words Michael and Nathan, they are most appericated.
12. August, 21:31
James C
That's a cool looking MiG-27 Clifford and I love the camouflage
12. August, 21:35
Clifford Keesler
Thank you very much James.
12. August, 21:38
Roland Gunslinger
Nice! The camo looks great
13. August, 06:29
Slavo Hazucha
Ah, managed to discover the second MiG! ;) Looks like this one spent some out-of-shelter time under the elements - very nice job indeed
13. August, 11:16
Alexander
That is one heavily weathered MiG - I like it ;). Turned out very nice.
13. August, 15:54
Clifford Keesler
Thank you very much Roland, Slavo and Alexander. Your kind words mean a lot. I personally think I over weathered it a bit. But did not want to take the chance of trying to re-paint areas to tone down the weathering. Although I did see some pretty beat up ones in my reference phptos.
13. August, 23:50

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August 1, 2020

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1. August, 21:54
Clifford Keesler
My wife just came home from Goodwill, and boy did she have a surprise for me. A Monogram 1/72 scale RB-36H, still sealed in the original packing, and she paid only 40.00 for it. I am as happy as a Pig in S*** I have been wanting this kit forever.
1 | 1. August, 21:47
Nathan Dempsey
Now that's a score :)
1. August, 23:52
Clifford Keesler
Yes it was, now all I need to find is a decently priced 1/48 F-89 Scorpion.
2. August, 01:22

July 30, 2020

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30. July, 01:06
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1:48 P-51A (Accurate Miniatures 3402)1:48 A-36A / P-51A (Eduard 48134)
 
30. July, 00:45

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