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Old 07-17-2016, 01:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Cosmetic Surgery覧Century Wings 1/72 F-14A VF-84 AJ207 1978 USS "Nimitz"

Another modificated Century Wings Tomcat.
Finished last year end but thanks to laziness, pended till now for press release.

Appreciated to my last experience dealing with CW F-14, this time only cost half of the time.

Parts used are from Hasegawa old version(raised panel line) 1/72 F-14 and Fine Mold metal pitot tube.

Last one FYI:
Cosmetic Surgery覧Century Wings 1/72 F-14A VF-111 NL200 1988 USS "Carl Vinsin"


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Old 07-17-2016, 02:02 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 07-17-2016, 02:07 AM   #3 (permalink)
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This is the original conditon.

Three main problems for CW Tomcat is:

Wrongly shaped windshield

Too long nose landing gear

Ugly pitot tube

Another dramatic thing is HM copied all these mistakes from CW.
Do you really have R&D team, Hobbymaster? Or at least do your staff really take 5 minutes just to glance at the real aircraft photo which are worldwidely available online?

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Old 07-17-2016, 02:13 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Work in progress is mostly same as NL200 so not intend to repeat.

I recommend Fine mold or Master Model metal pitot tubes instead of some cheap Chinese brand.

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Old 07-17-2016, 02:17 AM   #5 (permalink)
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You will need electric tool to dig and smooth out the metal surface to fit the new windshield.

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Thanks for watch.

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Old 07-17-2016, 03:59 AM   #8 (permalink)
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that's very nice. Though with that kinda work, you might as well just do the kit.
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Old 07-17-2016, 04:45 AM   #9 (permalink)
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This is the original conditon.

Three main problems for CW Tomcat is:

Wrongly shaped windshield

Too long nose landing gear

Ugly pitot tube

Another dramatic thing is HM copied all these mistakes from CW.

The mold is the same for both brands. There is a new tooling coming out from Calibre Wings though.
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Old 07-17-2016, 06:30 AM   #10 (permalink)
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The mold is the same for both brands. There is a new tooling coming out from Calibre Wings though.
Didn't HM claim their mould was new?
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Old 07-17-2016, 07:06 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Didn't HM claim their mould was new?
I suppose it's "new" in respect of being offered under the HM brand as opposed to CW. There is a thread on this forum somewhere that lumps both HM and CW as the same vs the Dragon f-14 model.
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Old 07-17-2016, 08:43 AM   #12 (permalink)
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that's very nice. Though with that kinda work, you might as well just do the kit.
Agree. I would just do the kit and you have another Tomcat in your collection .
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Old 07-17-2016, 11:59 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Didn't HM claim their mould was new?
Actually, they said it'd be pretty much the same as the CW mold. Which is understandable because HM was the company that made the CW mold in the first place.
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Old 07-17-2016, 06:21 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Nice improvements!
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Old 11-03-2016, 01:03 AM   #15 (permalink)
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With the new CAL cat coming out, I do hope to avoid such bloody surgery going forward......
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Old 11-03-2016, 12:18 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Like the VF84 old livery
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