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Saturday, May 14, 2011

Academy F-14A Sundowners

Attached the final bits onto the kit, same antennas and the pitot tube. This kit is now complete (Well pilot figures not included). Kit is the standard Academy F-14A, decals stolen from the Hasegwa kit. In-flight display was supported by 2 rods through the exhausts. Took me quite a while get it right because the whole weight of the plane was supported by the exhaust area, had to stuff some epoxy putty in as additional support.

More pics below....

Sunday, May 8, 2011

[WIP] F-14A Sundowners Part 3

So after the paint had dried on the kit, I brushed on a coat of Future as a gloss undercoat for decaling. Hasegawa's decals are quite nice to work with, but a little on the thicker side.

Decals for the tailfins are especially quite challenging to deal with since I'm using them on the Academy kit.
Panel line wash also done after decaling, using oil paint thinned with lighter fluid.

Another coat of Future over the decals and wash to seal them. Left it to cure for about 2 days. In the meantime, I made a trip to an art supply shop to hunt for materials to make an in-flight stand for this plane.