Treehugger Looks really nice I think. I wonder, I've seen on more than one tomcat model here, maybe it's just with the D versions, I don't see any trace of the extendable fins just beside the two large air intakes. Maybe they removed them after the F-14A?
30. July, 16:27
Treehugger Is the ocean photo in the background blurry? Maybe you could get a better photo, if you had a sharp ocean texture photo in the background, and used a shallow'ish depth of field for the foreground tomcat? Or, just getting a better depth of field that way, by relying on any blurring made by the camera, if only slight, instead of relying on a blurry background?
30. July, 16:28
Michael Phillips Very nice work Zhou! Very realistic finish and awesome presentation. Well done!
Treehugger, the glove vanes were disabled and welded closed on all F-14As rather early in their service if I remember correctly. New production F-14Ds did not have them at all but upgraded ones still had welded closed vanes I believe.
30. July, 16:42
Daniel I love it!! looks absolutely on point I am very excited in which markings it will be
Slavo Hazucha Nice to see your work-steps on the LG & the paint-job - the outcome was quite spectacular & ultra-realistic Hornet - as seen here on the title pic too
The max-extension legs just before touchdown really look goof
I worked on exactly the same kit, but added Aires cockpit, Nozzles & Wells - (none of which was specifically for Kinetic...) - the Nozzles are very nice & fit fine, the cockpit was a real pain to fit & probably only worth the effort if you want an open one - I discovered that too late. The wells do not fit the Kinetic kit at all, lot of sheet added, but once there, are really nice... Just in case you want to build another one soon
17. April, 15:41
ZHOU Kun I would like to keep modification to a minimum, in order to reduce difficulty in the building Building OOB is fun