Revell 1/48 F-14D

ulvdemon

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Started this build after my USS Defiant build. I remember building this in the 80's when Top Gun came out as an A when Monogram released it. Hopefully I can do a better job of it now then back then. So far I have come to release I am either blind or the detail on the pilot is so soft as to just be a mess. Well let the building begin! :)

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Larry B

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Looking good so far. I thought it was funny that you had mentioned how you wanted to do a better job than you did on your first build. This seems to be a recurring theme on a lot of build threads here!

I know I for one have been trying to collect the kits that are on my "re-do" list & like you I have high hopes of doing a better job second time around!

Keep up the good work,

Larry
 

ulvdemon

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Well, considering my first try was in 1986/1987 and it was hand painted gray and white. I don't see how I can get worse! :p
 

ulvdemon

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...and now in my continuing adventures in punishing myself, I ended up buying the Revell's re-pop of the Monogram's F-15C. :eek: In my defense it was on clearance. :)
 

Peppylepugh

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...and now in my continuing adventures in punishing myself, I ended up buying the Revell's re-pop of the Monogram's F-15C. :eek: In my defense it was on clearance. :)
The one on clearance is the one you show the Mrs. The one’s you shoved through the basement window are the ones we really want to see.
It truly is a classic kit of Monogram’s. With a touch of skill, turns out pretty darn good.
 

ulvdemon

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Actually looking forward to building the F-15C sometime next year. After this build I will be working on some old Monogram kits of the UH-1C (always a classic) and the AH-64. Then just to go wild, I will be working on Hasegawa's F-16C.
 

ulvdemon

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Looking good so far. I have built several of these old Monogram Tomcats and with some TLC they make beautiful display pieces. The pits have fantastic detail that is all popped with paint, shading and washes. This last one I made as a Persian cat. I have found that the canopy has a very bad fit but leaving open fixes that.

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ulvdemon

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That looks pretty nice PlastickJunkie. I was able to work a little bit more on my build, images below. I am painting and weathering the wings prior to closing everything up and then painting everything else. Hopefully there shouldn't be any issues
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stevethefish

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Looking good so far. I have built several of these old Monogram Tomcats and with some TLC they make beautiful display pieces. The pits have fantastic detail that is all popped with paint, shading and washes. This last one I made as a Persian cat. I have found that the canopy has a very bad fit but leaving open fixes that.
That's a great build. It's interesting to see a Tomcat equipped with Russian Vympel missiles like that.
 

ulvdemon

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Wings almost done, pilots added, and wheel wells closed for an in-flight display. Definitely coming along.
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ulvdemon

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ulvdemon

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I promise I am still alive, just wanted to post when I had something a litle more substantial to show. Almost done with the ordinance. Just the brown and yellow strieps and then some cleaning up and weathering. I am in the process of cleaning up the seams that are quite even and attempting to make them flush. So, enjoy.


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