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Old 08-21-2013, 01:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 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:

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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:







Here she is next to the rare first Vandy 1 (CW587892) - also by Century Wings






Enjoy!
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Old 08-21-2013, 04:54 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default 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.
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Old 08-21-2013, 08:34 AM   #3 (permalink)
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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.
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Great pics SKF. Mines should be here nex week.
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Old 09-05-2013, 01:45 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Where can I still find this? A lot of retailers are showing out of stock
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Old 09-05-2013, 01:46 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I believe thediecastjunkie still has some in stock. Good luck mate!
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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 :

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Old 09-05-2013, 07:30 AM   #8 (permalink)
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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...

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Old 09-05-2013, 10:06 PM   #9 (permalink)
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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
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Old 09-05-2013, 11:15 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Great picture u have there!! Love both blackie tomcat! Mines just arrive today! \(^O^)/
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Old 07-07-2014, 01:10 PM   #11 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 07-07-2014, 02:43 PM   #12 (permalink)
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none on mine
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F-14D's don't have ejection rings on top of the seats
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