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Author Topic: 1/32 Trumpeter F-14D  (Read 10565 times)

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Re: 1/32 Trumpeter F-14D
« Reply #15 on: April 14, 2012, 05:38:52 PM »

Nice. Hope you are not going to fit it with those AMRAAMs when you display it.

Just one small thing you need to paint the lens on the nose of the Sidewinder as they are not a solid nose.
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Re: 1/32 Trumpeter F-14D
« Reply #16 on: April 14, 2012, 07:17:11 PM »

Definitely not going to put the AIM-120s on them, and thanks for the tips with the Sidewinder. When you mean the 'lens' do you mean the entire front nose??

*forgot to do the LGTRs and AN/AAQ-25s as well.... and I need to do some clean up with the cockpit after looking at the photos I took.
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Re: 1/32 Trumpeter F-14D
« Reply #17 on: April 14, 2012, 07:46:58 PM »

See below. If you want to go for more accuracy, the small holes in the collar like section just behind the forward fins are laser lenses. They are part of the proximity fuse section, it's how the missile is primarily detonated.
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Re: 1/32 Trumpeter F-14D
« Reply #18 on: April 14, 2012, 08:00:55 PM »

Okies, I'll repaint the missiles some time tomorrow and sharpen the front fins as well. Thanks for your help!
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Re: 1/32 Trumpeter F-14D
« Reply #19 on: April 14, 2012, 10:24:42 PM »

No need to repaint the missile. The image I used was just to show the lens, it's a practice missile not a warshot (dummy/practice ordnance are always painted blue or have a blue band instead of the yellow one which denotes warshot ordnance).

There is one thing to bear in mind though, missiles do not end looking all dirty and weathered like you have done them. Sure they might get a bit of crud on them during a flight but they are cleaned up, checked and like new before they are ever put back on another plane.
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Re: 1/32 Trumpeter F-14D
« Reply #20 on: April 14, 2012, 11:06:52 PM »

Okies, so I can pretty much just use a bit of methalated spirits and wipe all that 'dirt' off as I haven't completely sealed it off yet but got a gloss coat underneath the dirt.
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Re: 1/32 Trumpeter F-14D
« Reply #21 on: July 15, 2012, 01:44:45 PM »

Update after 3 months of laziness. Due to my noobiness, on the 'lower' body there is a massive step where two part were supposed to meet up. I guess it's just more puttying and sanding for me. Anyway, I've assembled the 'wings', 'upper' body and partially the lower body. Also begun to preshade and give the grey a variation in tone with light shades of black randomly misted over the parts.
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Re: 1/32 Trumpeter F-14D
« Reply #22 on: July 15, 2012, 01:51:27 PM »

Looking forward for further updates.

Are you using tamiya surfacer as putty? I fear for big scale models where the weight is significant, primer may not hold over inevitable distortions (eg due to weight) and crac. I'd use ab putty just in case.
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Re: 1/32 Trumpeter F-14D
« Reply #23 on: July 15, 2012, 02:21:26 PM »

I'm using their basic type putty. So far, nothing had cracked and it's holding everything in place even after sanding vigorously.
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Re: 1/32 Trumpeter F-14D
« Reply #24 on: September 01, 2012, 07:44:23 PM »

After much sanding, putting, gluing and frustration, this baby is almost ready for it's 'final' coat of paint.
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Re: 1/32 Trumpeter F-14D
« Reply #25 on: August 31, 2013, 02:09:12 AM »

Anticipating seeing this done. I'm already feeling like my 1/72 Tamiya (Italeri in a JP box) F-14A Tomcat is left behind. Do the 1/32 kits give you a choice of decals/squadrons, or just the one?
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Re: 1/32 Trumpeter F-14D
« Reply #26 on: August 31, 2013, 07:09:43 PM »

Oh god, why did you dig this thread up. Haha.

And yes, this did come with different sets of decals. On the side Of the box, there's the: 'bounty hunters', USS Carl Vinson and the USS Theodore Roosevelt
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Re: 1/32 Trumpeter F-14D
« Reply #27 on: September 01, 2013, 01:45:42 PM »

Oh god, why did you dig this thread up.
- Planes. PLANES!! :D

Went on a rampage buying low-cost (Read: Italeri) 1/72 Multirole Aircraft (TECHNICALLY the F-14 in it's 'bombcat' counts as multirole?) due to renewed interest in planes. While browsing the threads noticed you had this little gem in the works, couldn't help looking through and commenting. Especially since I saw Gino's 1:32 Tophatters Super Hornet at Victorian Hobby Centre awhile back. :) I'm sticking to 1/72 at the moment, and am having trouble with my 1/72 F-14A build. Was hoping I could pick up some tips from your bigger build as well.

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And yes, this did come with different sets of decals. On the side Of the box, there's the: 'bounty hunters', USS Carl Vinson and the USS Theodore Roosevelt
- Good. I know there's a lot of aftermarket decals for 1/72 and 1/48, but not so sure about the big planes.

Heck, I forgot to ask why Gunny advised not to have the AMRAAMs mounted. I'm fairly sure the F-14 mounted them just before they were phased out of service, but I could be wrong.
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Re: 1/32 Trumpeter F-14D
« Reply #28 on: September 01, 2013, 02:03:01 PM »

Well I guess I will finish this guy off after I have my prelim HSC exams. I've already painted most of it. Just need to put on the clear parts, touch up the exhaust nozzles and the clear parts for the cock pit. After that, decals and I'm good to go.

On a side note, if anyone knows where I can get some waterslide decals for the appropriate armaments for this build, can you link me? I'm still looking for decals so I can re-paint the missiles with the 'correct' colours. Thanks!
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Re: 1/32 Trumpeter F-14D
« Reply #29 on: September 01, 2013, 05:50:47 PM »

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