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Author Topic: 1/32 Trumpeter F-14D  (Read 10653 times)

Ethan

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1/32 Trumpeter F-14D
« on: March 07, 2012, 06:32:53 PM »

Hey guys, this is my first step in building something that is not snap-fit and not a mecha. First thing I would like to say about this kit is, the box is BIG, it's even comparable to a PG Astray Red Frame and the parts were pack tightly together. Well, I got this kit cracking last night and immediately noticed a huge amount of detail and parts, so here are a few pics I took last night:





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Re: 1/32 Trumpeter F-14D
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2012, 06:34:10 PM »

These are all just dry fits and aren't glued into position just yet:




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Re: 1/32 Trumpeter F-14D
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2012, 06:52:54 PM »

Recommend searching around the web for some pitfalls, which is guaranteed for big trumpeter kits. It is not easy as a first model - and to save yourself tears further down the road, pay attention to what other people had to say about sub assemblies - ie following the manual's construction sequence may end up with difficult-to-correct shortfalls, so follow the recommendation of those that have built it and dry fitted extensively instead.
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Re: 1/32 Trumpeter F-14D
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2012, 08:04:43 PM »

Thanks for the heads up, I've already found multiple posts where people have posted their work in progresses and areas where they had a bit of trouble. I can already say that I am having to take extra time planning on the steps. i.e. Painting, then gluing. I would also appreciate it if other people who have built similar kits to apply their knowledge here as well so I don't completely screw this up.
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Hemish

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Re: 1/32 Trumpeter F-14D
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2012, 08:30:35 PM »

MMMMMM Tomcats are one of my fav jets, dead sexy

Good luck
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Re: 1/32 Trumpeter F-14D
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2012, 08:43:16 PM »

I remember building a tomcat when I was younger kool plane no Where near as much detail and parts as this
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Re: 1/32 Trumpeter F-14D
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2012, 09:35:46 PM »

@Hemish, thanks! I think I'll need a lot of luck to pull this one off this time......
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Re: 1/32 Trumpeter F-14D
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2012, 02:09:21 PM »

Update: 10/3/12
I finally finished assembling the turbines, and painted it though I have detailed it yet.




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Re: 1/32 Trumpeter F-14D
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2012, 02:10:35 PM »


Some of the details:

And which one would look better? Opened (bottom one) or closed (Top one)
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Re: 1/32 Trumpeter F-14D
« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2012, 03:59:00 PM »

Closed
Good work so far man
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Re: 1/32 Trumpeter F-14D
« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2012, 08:32:06 PM »

Quick update, applied a wash and did the details.

Close up
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Re: 1/32 Trumpeter F-14D
« Reply #11 on: March 10, 2012, 09:04:36 PM »

Wow impressive detail, bottom one btw
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Re: 1/32 Trumpeter F-14D
« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2012, 07:16:17 PM »

Update: after having a crap load of tests at school, I spent a few days in the school holidays to paint the missiles and cockpit. Here are some pics:

Cockpit:



Missiles (had quite a lot of trouble with the decals this time, usually it's a walk in the park but this time I just kept on screwing these up)




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Re: 1/32 Trumpeter F-14D
« Reply #13 on: April 13, 2012, 11:37:12 PM »

Looking good. Certainly a modelling talent to watch out for :) Not knowledgable with modern jets so can't give any other comments.
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Re: 1/32 Trumpeter F-14D
« Reply #14 on: April 14, 2012, 01:21:48 PM »

Looking pretty good man, keep going
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