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WIP : Hobbyboss 1/72 F-14A Tomcat ‘VF-41’ Pt.4 – Finishing

OK it’s time to finish this kit and I can call another one done. I painted the missiles on the side while everything was going on. Hobbyboss provides black missile bands for some odd reason but I’m now used to simply mask and spray them instead. Wolfpak only includes the markings relevant to the subject …...

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WIP : Hobbyboss 1/72 F-14A Tomcat ‘VF-41’ Pt.3 – Painting

My painting process has been quite standard now for a while with minor variations depending on the subject at hand and how ‘beat up’ I want the end result to be. As usual I began with a stealth coat of black. For this buld, I sprayed Mr Surfacer Black thinned with Mr Levelling Thinner outdoors. …...

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WIP : Hobbyboss 1/72 F-14A Tomcat ‘VF-41’ Pt.2 – Construction

An easy detail to add is to drill out the fuel dump pipe on the beaver tail. It didn’t look right at all blanked off. This was drilled and I used an X-Acto blade to widen the hole. Hobbyboss molds the canopy correctly, in that there are prominent detonation cords for each section (if only …...

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WIP : Hobbyboss 1/72 F-14A Tomcat ‘VF-41’ Pt.1 – Construction

This kit has been in the backburner for a while now, partially assembled. It’s time to get it off the Shelf of Doom. Having built a Hobbyboss F-14 before, this one went more smoothly. This kit will wear the markings of ‘Fast Eagle 107’, the F-14A from VF-41 Black Aces during the Gulf of Sidra …...

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Completed Works

Completed : Hobbyboss 1/72 Grumman F-14B Tomcat ‘VF-102 Diamondbacks’

Kit Info Brand: Hobbyboss Scale: 1/72 Media: Injection Plastic Markings: Cam Decals 72-046 Tomcat Alley: Grumman F-14B Tomcat The Subject In 1987, the Grumman F-14A received its first major upgrade in the form of the F-14A+. The original TF30 engines were replaced with the F110, which provided a significant increase in performance, range...

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WIP : Hobbyboss 1/72 F-14B Tomcat Pt.3

Time to beat-up the finishing! 😀 First up I added some sponge chipping using Model Color Medium Sea Grey. I was quite random about this. This is a much faster way than using salt for chipping but the effect isn’t as fine. Decals are next after a gloss coat. The markings are from Cam Decals’ …...

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WIP : Hobbyboss 1/72 F-14B Tomcat Pt.2

Work (finally) continues on the F-14. Surprise surprise, the first thing to be tackled is the cockpit. I first sprayed Vallejo Air Dark Sea Gray thinking that it’s a match to FS36231 (the standard interior color for modern US jets) but it was too dark. So I ended up spraying my usual Vallejo Air US …...

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WIP : Hobbyboss 1/72 F-14B Tomcat Pt.1

The next project is a new kit instead of finishing a shelf queen. My friend said that this kit was quite straightforward compared to the Hasegawa. Let’s see shall we? First impressions are good so far. The panel lines aren’t as fine as Hasegawa’s but aren’t as deep as the Revell’s. Shape looks alright too....

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