Trumpeter 1/32 Tomcat

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Fumbles
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Trumpeter 1/32 Tomcat

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Hello everyone

These are my first two kits built for 2021. First up Trumpeter's 1/32 F-14B. Built out of the box except for the aftermarket decals of the Black Lions Last Roar. I don't have the room for the wings to always be open in the display case. So I used some sliding RC hinges, the turn out is a little crude but when I need the room. I can fold the wings in and when I have the room hopefully in the future, I'll open the wings and let the flaps drop. Unfortunately the forward slats have to stay open for "Now". I'm trying to figure a way to be able to slide those down and back in. For now the kit is done and packed in the display case. All and all a pretty easy kit to build as it is Trumpeter. But it is massive!

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ImageIMGP7911 by Rod McDonough, on Flickr

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ImageIMGP7913 by Rod McDonough, on Flickr

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ImageIMGP7916 by Rod McDonough, on Flickr

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ImageIMGP7920 by Rod McDonough, on Flickr

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ImageIMGP7921 by Rod McDonough, on Flickr

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ImageIMGP7922 by Rod McDonough, on Flickr

7. The reason I need the wings swept in...
ImageIMGP7934 by Rod McDonough, on Flickr

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Good stuff Rod and nice to see you back on here.

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That is a big beauty!

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That really is impressive. What "blue" did you find to match? I've got the Tamiya F-14D with those markings in the pending stash.

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Re: Trumpeter 1/32 Tomcat

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Many thanks for the comments and thank you Derek for the welcome back. I'm trying to get back in here as much as possible. Docman.. That Blue was a hard one to get right. I ended up mixing Tamiya Sky Blue with some Vellejo Model Colour 70.841 Andrea Blue with a hint of Model Colour (Cannot remember what blue) But I used it on a SU-34 a while ago. The mix sure took a few tries to get it right. But I will say.. It gummed up my airbrush rather bad. Thankfully all acrylics so easy to clean. The instructions say a very close match is FS35182 and it is close. But I didn't like it.

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