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ZHOU Kun added a new photoalbum.
1 | 16. November, 16:42

October 28, 2020

ZHOU Kun added a new photoalbum.
3 | 28. October, 15:24
Patrick Hagelstein
Amazing series of pictures!!! :o
28. October, 15:41
Thank you! Glad to know that you like it!
28. October, 15:43
28. October, 15:52
ZHOU Kun added a new photoalbum.
6 | 8. September, 01:59
I am confused. So, you are building another one? Ah, so two different kits?
8. September, 09:47
Hmmmm, a different kit, also a different aspect to learn the one of the greatest U.S. navy fighter aircraft
11. September, 14:01
Surely watching this next iteration! one can never have enough tomcats :)
19. September, 09:24
Thank you, Daniel! The nose shape of Tamiya Tomcat does look smoother and more decent, so I am giving it another try :)
21. September, 01:24
Nice progress, great looking Cockpit area! The inhabitants look even better now They are from the box right? Does Tamiya provide helmet decals? If you care about: Right on top of the helmets usually is a little black square, velcro or something
17. October, 17:38
Yes, they are from the box.
24. October, 05:44
nice cable job and intersting comparison
27. October, 20:33
Thank you Daniel for your kind comment! I was just prompt to add those electric wire bundles since I was impressed by the details from AMK kit
28. October, 14:49

September 21, 2020

ZHOU Kun added a new photoalbum.
15 | 30. August, 06:17
30. August, 06:53
Bernd Korte
Delete the rod from the pictures and it looks 99% real! Great paint job/weathering!
30. August, 07:00
I afree, think he/she should. Even if it is something of a cheat. :)
I would have done that for my own viewing for certain. Obviously, it is a little dishonest, and for competitions and such it probably wouldn't be allowed to touch up ones photos in that way.
30. August, 07:55
Bernhard Schrock
Top work: I agree 100% Bernd. Without rod it's a true Tomcat In 1:1 scale!
30. August, 09:52
Jos Jansen
Beautiful model Zhou...excellent weathering!
30. August, 10:24
Thank you all! I don't sign in often but found scalemates a good place to put full sized picture to show my WIP photos and finished works. I did not plan to delete the steel rod by any method, just let it be. Originally planned to put yellow or orange lights inside the afterburner cans to make a full burn effect, but I did not have time to do that
5. September, 07:41
The weathering was done by dying the skin of aircraft with some thinned Winsor Newton Oil
5. September, 07:42
That's great, just had to add to all the other praise on your album. Very convincing model thanks for sharing!
5. September, 07:46
Slavo Hazucha
Big show & excellent pictures too! The weathering is superb - one can do a lot with Oils (almost anything I dare say), but it's key to keep a good judgement for the right effect - you got it all just right!
5. September, 09:14
Thank you all! As shown in the WIP albums, the painting work was implemented in four steps: primer, preshading, main color and weathering. Appropriate preshading can do a lot of work, including the various tones on a single color military aircraft. Oil painting brings the variable tones into every panel on the aircraft skin
13. September, 15:21
Dont know if I said already (you have a lot of albums of this cat mate ;) ) - But this is just spectacular, one of the most realistic tomcat models in this scale that I've ever seen! You really have an eye for the small details and the overall impression and the skill to make it happen. Big inspiration, also I just remembered that I needed to order an ocean poster and more brass tubes :)

(PS: I misused my wifes insta to have a look at yours, and I love the side-by-side album you did of our AMK cats, they're like brethren!^^ Really cool to share this experience across the globe, greetings+many thanks to the kind commenters over there!)
19. September, 08:59
Yes, they like your F-14 build very much, Daniel. There are so many comments and likes that I should have let you know.
21. September, 01:18
ZHOU Kun changed his profile picture.
21. September, 01:12
ZHOU Kun changed his profile picture.
21. September, 01:11

September 13, 2020

ZHOU Kun added a new photoalbum.
10 | 28. August, 12:23
Daniel Mysak
Very nice Tomcat, paint and weathering looks great.
28. August, 14:19
Sven Schönyan
Daylight pictures are simply the best! Wonderful Tomcat in an excellent display!
28. August, 14:23
Thank you all!
13. September, 15:27
Jos Jansen
Very well build and displayed mate, subtle weathering...
13. September, 18:47

September 8, 2020

ZHOU Kun started this item
8. September, 02:03
ZHOU Kun started this item
8. September, 02:03
ZHOU Kun started this item
8. September, 02:02
ZHOU Kun added a new project.
Albums: 2 with 107 images
In progress
1:48 Grumman F-14D Tomcat (Tamiya 61118)1:48 1/48 F-14A/B/D Slat & Wing Flap Set for TAMIYA (Kasl Hobby K48088)1+
8. September, 01:55

September 5, 2020

ZHOU Kun added a new photoalbum.
4. July, 02:16
What kind of metal was used for the landing gear parts? Looks like maybe a little hollow.

I think I would use a clear acrylic rod and not metal for showing the tomcat up in the air, somehow the metal rod in photo 9 stands out too much. Or, maybe a thinner metal rod could also work.
5. July, 07:51
Thomas Bischoff
That's cool! Following for sure
5. July, 09:32
to Treehuger, I used stainless steel tubes to represent the gear oleos. As for the supporting pole, steel tube is better than acrylic rod since it is rigid and has sufficient strength
5. September, 07:46

August 30, 2020

ZHOU Kun added a new photoalbum.
5 | 28. April, 03:11
Jos Jansen
Great start...keep on going!
2. May, 20:09
Had deleted the original album by mistake. It is a pity that scalemates does not provide a 'confirm' button :(
5. May, 09:02
Oops, I m back in :)
5. May, 10:10
5. May, 10:11
Martin von Schreckenstein
I really like the dynamic setup. is this gonna be a landing scene when the turkey is at its most majestic?
5. May, 12:57
It is going to be a takeoff scene @Martin von Schreckenstein
23. May, 12:52
Patrick Hagelstein
Oh noooooooh!!!..... But luckily, I found it again! :D Here we go for round two! ;)
25. May, 02:36
Humpty Hays
Nice build. Watching, because I'm interested in getting this kit to build.
17. July, 13:53
Sneaking into a seat! Thanks for sharing
17. July, 22:00
Clifford Keesler
Looking very nice sir. Glad you are back in.
17. July, 22:12
Sergej I
How did I miss this one?
28. August, 10:37
Gareth Burge
Looking good so far...definite follow
30. August, 16:44

August 26, 2020

ZHOU Kun added a new photoalbum.
4 | 26. August, 12:54
Slavo Hazucha
I guess this loadout clarifies the takeoff/landing situation without any remaining doubt! ;)
26. August, 13:35
It was a typical load out at the early stage of Operation Enduring Freedom, called quad bomber. The 2 Sidewinder missiles would be added soon! Stay tuned!
26. August, 15:43
So were in for a 3rd reveal? :D Dont mind, I enjoy every single pic of this beautiful machine! A work of art and a true joy to behold I really like those photo background pics! With this amount of boom boom I understand why he kicked in the burners on take-off... :)

Ok, Nerd knowledge anyone? No? Anyways, did you know...Tied to the catapult they were not allowed to go full burner with the big GE motors as the off center thrust during a possible failure of one would rip the holding bar, throw the big cat around and let it spin all over the deck - just crazy crazy power...
26. August, 19:51
I assume my work depicts an F-14D takeoff, at the moment just after it reaches the minimal control speed. with enough airspeed, the rudder may overcome any yaw tendency even if a single engine fails when the other is on maximum burn.

I would like to take a longer lens to take the finish photo, just like the album WIP 6
26. August, 23:51

August 25, 2020

ZHOU Kun added a new photoalbum.
2 | 12. August, 12:38
Michael Phillips
Very nice Test Super Hornet and Spanish Hornet Zhou! Very realistic finish on both. I see you like the in-flight "flying dirty" pose! :)
12. August, 14:44
thank you mate! I have been trying to make some model unique
25. August, 00:47
ZHOU Kun added a new photoalbum.
24. August, 03:07
nice looking cat
24. August, 08:36
Slavo Hazucha
Another nice one in your preferred presentation pose, is it? ;)

I´ve seen the (beautiful indeed) AMK Kit and you put it to best possible use with flaps, ailerons and "everything open" nice LG extension - metal pipes I assume?

And very interesting config too - Phoenix left, LANTIRN right, empty center... Take-off or "dry" landing?
24. August, 09:15
thank you buddy! The Tomcat was intended for a takeoff scene with afterburners on, so i did not drop the tail hook, neither did I display the spoilers or airbrakes. I intended to build the Sidewinders and GBU-16s to fully complete this model, yet I am getting busy when the new semester comes that I may not be able to complete them. That is the reason I put this Tomcat as 'completed'
25. August, 00:46

August 23, 2020

ZHOU Kun added a new photoalbum.
2 | 23. August, 15:44

August 22, 2020

ZHOU Kun added a new photoalbum.
7 | 19. August, 13:57

August 18, 2020

ZHOU Kun added a new photoalbum.
3 | 17. August, 01:39
Patrick Hagelstein
The light red scuffing on the flap hinges looks sooooo real!
18. August, 03:50
Thank you! One of my friends reminded me of that effect!
18. August, 07:06

August 13, 2020

ZHOU Kun added a new photoalbum.
2 | 11. August, 16:14
Great progress! I especially like how you treated the nose part panels+radome portion, looks very life-like and "organic" What did you use for the stains?
I also like your wing sweep area technique :) I used the same basically, just with a wire that I rolled up bit by bit and a very thin needle put into a rivet as anchor point
11. August, 19:15
Roland Gunslinger
That looks very very very nice
11. August, 19:25

August 11, 2020

ZHOU Kun added a new photoalbum.
4 | 30. July, 15:41
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
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
I love it!! looks absolutely on point I am very excited in which markings it will be :)
30. July, 17:54
Patrick Hagelstein
Looks like a Turkey to me! :D
30. July, 22:18
Jos Jansen
Beautiful...absolutely, very nice the realistic background of the sea! !!
30. July, 22:24
Thanks all! I am happy with the outcome and also glad that you guys like it! To Daniel, you have surprised me with your WIP progress, and I am happy to see the in-flight idea also worked with your VF-2 bird!
11. August, 16:23
Thank you, I first wanted to do a wheels on deck trap-scene - but seeing yours soar over the free water somehow made me change my mind later on :)
11. August, 19:05

August 6, 2020

ZHOU Kun added a new photoalbum.
1 | 6. August, 13:39

July 9, 2020

ZHOU Kun added a new photoalbum.
9. July, 16:06

July 7, 2020

ZHOU Kun added a new photoalbum.
1 | 7. July, 07:31

July 4, 2020

ZHOU Kun added a new photoalbum.
4. July, 02:24
Patrick Hagelstein
The nacelle putty thing looks interesting, that's what a lot of folks complain about. Curious to see how it turns out after scribing.
4. July, 04:43

May 23, 2020

ZHOU Kun added a new photoalbum.
1 | 23. May, 13:45
Intended to remove a repeating photo, but removed the whole album instead...without any confirmation :(
23. May, 13:55
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6. April, 05:30
Wow, what a stunning hornet! Love the loadout, the pose, the perfect weathering and the photography. Awesome mate!!
6. April, 06:31
Slavo Hazucha
Very nice job, well researched & executed modding of the landing gear and great surface treatment - particularly like the job on the sides in front of the intakes - top
6. April, 08:32
thank you!
17. April, 13:56
Patrick O
Picture got me fooled for a split second that it's a real thing ;) Awesome work!
23. May, 13:37

April 28, 2020

ZHOU Kun added a new photoalbum.
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17. April, 15:43
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Konrad Limmer
Watching this with interest !
24. April, 16:56
Eduardo Soto
24. April, 17:01
Jos Jansen
Following...another big cat!
24. April, 18:32
Paul Juliano
I'm following this beauty.
24. April, 18:47
Scott Dutton
This is very exciting, I'm in
24. April, 23:34
Thanks for the comments. To Eduardo Soto: The RIO does has a cup of Luckin Coffee in his hand, wishing me never dropping small parts to the floor :)
25. April, 13:55
:D Holding beverages during TO or Landing is a kinda bad idea, especially on the boat^^
25. April, 14:48
just for fun...LOL
26. April, 13:25

April 22, 2020

ZHOU Kun and Daniel are now mates.
22. April, 14:15

April 19, 2020

ZHOU Kun added a new photoalbum.
17. April, 13:23
Top notch! This beautiful build looks like a real aircraft.
17. April, 16:50
I agree with Neuling, this is another gem you are showing here, I again really like the dynamic pose and the way you took the pics, awesome stuff
19. April, 11:52
I think you should have some fun and use an image editor to erase the stand from at least some of the photos. :) As time goes by, perhaps the photos will be what you have in store.
19. April, 12:04

April 17, 2020

ZHOU Kun added a new photoalbum.
17. April, 15:10
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
I would like to keep modification to a minimum, in order to reduce difficulty in the building :) Building OOB is fun :)
17. April, 16:04
ZHOU Kun started this item
17. April, 15:42
ZHOU Kun added a new project.
Albums: 15 with 438 images
1:48 Grumman F-14D Super Tomcat (AvantGarde Model Kits 88007)
Grumman F-14D Super Tomcat
US Military US Navy (1794-now)
VF-213 Black Lions BuNo 164348/NH-100 | Operation Enduring Freedom - Arabian Gulf December 2001 | Tactical FS35237 FS36320 FS36375
17. April, 15:34
ZHOU Kun changed his profile picture.
17. April, 13:46
ZHOU Kun completed this item
17. April, 13:22
ZHOU Kun added a new project.
1:48 F/A-18F Super Hornet 'VX-23 Salty Dogs' (Hasegawa 07450)
Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornet
US Military US Marine Corps (1798-now)
VX-23 Strike Test SD223 | Naval Air Station Patuxent River 2016
17. April, 13:16

April 6, 2020

ZHOU Kun added a new photoalbum.
6. April, 08:00
ZHOU Kun completed this item
6. April, 08:00
ZHOU Kun added a new project.
1:48 EMB-312 Tucano (HobbyBoss 81763)
6. April, 07:56
ZHOU Kun just joined this community.
6. April, 04:08
6. April, 06:45
Gerald Willing
Hello Welcome here Gentleman ;)
6. April, 07:04
Thanks! It is a pleasure to share my projects
6. April, 07:24
ZHOU Kun added a new photoalbum.
6. April, 06:04
Top notch eagle, congrats
6. April, 06:41
ZHOU Kun completed this item
6. April, 06:11
ZHOU Kun added a new project.
1:48 F-15C MSIP II Double MiG Killer Capt Jeff Hwang (Great Wall Hobby S4804)1:48 Aircraft Weapons: E (Hasegawa X48-17)1+
6. April, 05:52
ZHOU Kun added a new project.
1:48 F/A-18A+/B/CF-188 (Kinetic K48030)
6. April, 05:24


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