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SuperKungFu 08-21-2013 01:24 AM

CW F-14D USN VX-9 Vampires, "Vandy 1" NAS Point Magu CW001601
 
Well here she is ladies and gentleman, Century Wing's latest tomcat:

Century Wings Grumman F-14D Tomcat
USN VX-9 Vampires, "Vandy 1"
NAS Point Magu, CA 1999 (CW-001601)

I pre-ordered it the second it was announced - and good thing too since it is already sold out at various retailers. Seeing how well the first all-black F-14 (CW587892) sold for, this one was a sure-thing sellout. Although it doesn't have the famous Playboy bunny like the first release - this one features an attractive bat logo of the Air Test and Evaluation Squadron NINE "Vampires" based at Point Magu, California. The VX-9 Vampires conducts operational testing of various aircraft and weapon systems. The quality of this particular model is superb - I guess the black paint is thinner compared to the thicker glossy paint so the parts fit perfectly. Century Wings really knocked it out of the park with this one. I'm sad that it might be the last tomcat for a while since there are so many great liveries out there, but I'm glad I got this one into my collection. Here's some pictures:

http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/...ps65e4a769.jpg
http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/...ps710c276f.jpg
http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/...ps453d616f.jpg
http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/...psa278191a.jpg
http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/...ps4ecccf41.jpg
http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/...psd3f06566.jpg
Here she is next to the rare first Vandy 1 (CW587892) - also by Century Wings
http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/...psf9855242.jpg
http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/...ps5007a281.jpg
http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/...ps46981874.jpg
http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/...pse53fb9f4.jpg
http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/...ps3739febe.jpg

Enjoy!

38 Tiger Bty 08-21-2013 04:54 AM

Re: CW F-14D USN VX-9 Vampires, "Vandy 1" NAS Point Magu CW001601
 
Great pictures, hopefully my order will arrive this week, really looking forward to it.

sarcasm 08-21-2013 08:34 AM

Re: CW F-14D USN VX-9 Vampires, "Vandy 1" NAS Point Magu CW001601
 
there is a huge difference between the red used in these two different models. It seems that at some point CW changed its bright red to dull red and never chnaged it back to bright again. I thought the bright was more accurate.

Splatt007 08-21-2013 10:02 AM

Re: CW F-14D USN VX-9 Vampires, "Vandy 1" NAS Point Magu CW001601
 
Great pics SKF. Mines should be here nex week. :D:cool:

PythonOne 09-05-2013 01:45 AM

Re: CW F-14D USN VX-9 Vampires, "Vandy 1" NAS Point Magu CW001601
 
Where can I still find this? A lot of retailers are showing out of stock

SuperKungFu 09-05-2013 01:46 AM

Re: CW F-14D USN VX-9 Vampires, "Vandy 1" NAS Point Magu CW001601
 
I believe thediecastjunkie still has some in stock. Good luck mate!

Splatt007 09-05-2013 01:50 AM

Re: CW F-14D USN VX-9 Vampires, "Vandy 1" NAS Point Magu CW001601
 
Try Aiken's. it's not on there site but I spoke to Sally and she said they still had them. Give them a call : Click on link below :

Model Airplanes | Aircraft Models | Model Planes | Aikens Airplanes | Aviation Collectables

Adler1 09-05-2013 07:30 AM

Re: CW F-14D USN VX-9 Vampires, "Vandy 1" NAS Point Magu CW001601
 
I know some dealers too, which perhaps have one to sell. Perhaps i can make a connection for you. Two are here in Germany, good shops prefered from me, and one i know from ebay a nice guy which i bought several models from him... He is from Great Britain/England.
If you want, i will ask...

Greets, Tobias

MikeT57 09-05-2013 10:06 PM

Re: CW F-14D USN VX-9 Vampires, "Vandy 1" NAS Point Magu CW001601
 
I just snagged one on Tuesday from diecastairplane.com, arrived today. I called him last Friday and he mentioned he only had 2-3 left in inventory. Nice looking model, that black looks extremely cool. I also snagged the HobbyMaster VX-4 Phantom as well.. very nice too


http://www.diecastairplane.com/store/p/94922-F-14D-US-Navy-VX-9-Vampires-Vandy-1-NAS-Point-Mugu-CA-2003.html

blu3hamm3r 09-05-2013 11:15 PM

Re: CW F-14D USN VX-9 Vampires, "Vandy 1" NAS Point Magu CW001601
 
Great picture u have there!! Love both blackie tomcat! Mines just arrive today! \(^O^)/

rumjungle 07-07-2014 01:10 PM

Re: CW F-14D USN VX-9 Vampires, "Vandy 1" NAS Point Magu CW001601
 
Guys for those collecting this model, can you share with me if this model does not have the ejection pull rings ?

i am looking at my inventory of CW & found out that only this model does not have it or simply the ones that i have is a defective one.

steveNfl 07-07-2014 02:43 PM

Re: CW F-14D USN VX-9 Vampires, "Vandy 1" NAS Point Magu CW001601
 
none on mine

777-300ER 07-07-2014 05:23 PM

Re: CW F-14D USN VX-9 Vampires, "Vandy 1" NAS Point Magu CW001601
 
F-14D's don't have ejection rings on top of the seats


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