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jetster13 11-14-2019 11:19 PM

JC Wings F-14 Issue
 
Got my first JCW F-14. Front seater pilot doesn't fit. Anyone have/had a similar problem (and solution?)

FortunateSon 11-15-2019 04:51 AM

Re: JC Wings F-14 Issue
 
JC wings are doing quality repaints on an outdated and even in its day not great witty mould. If you want a better tomcat, buy a hobbymaster, century wings, or calibre wings.

sorry no solution, but, well, it is a pity that JC wings considerable repainting talents are being wasted on crappy moulds.

jetster13 11-15-2019 08:27 AM

Re: JC Wings F-14 Issue
 
Bummer! Have several Century and a couple Calibre; thought I'd give JC a go, but not impressed. As you say, an excellent paint effort, but not a lot in the QC realm...

roguestate 01-06-2020 02:27 AM

Re: JC Wings F-14 Issue
 
i only know jc wings have a lousy landing gear

xumu0117 01-22-2020 10:36 AM

Re: JC Wings F-14 Issue
 
Recently got my rainbow tomcatter from JCW. Same issue with the pilot. Nearest solution is to cut the legs and waist of the pilot and try to squeeze in. Didn’t bother with that as I simply left the canopy open as one of those static airshow scene. :)

Ladia 01-22-2020 07:43 PM

Re: JC Wings F-14 Issue
 
If I could give you some more useful advice than "sorry" ;), then:

you can always try to:

- ask "JetstreamPhotography" on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kOEDsbUing

- ask "blacktemplar420" on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFFOnnS1RO4

- ask "kirax105" on twitter: https://twitter.com/NWMSA0011/status...03703449116673
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EBN6BWQU...jpg&name=small


Sending an email to Flyingmule how they are inserting front pilots ....:
https://www.flyingmule.com/img/prd/J...001_03_lrg.jpg

https://www.flyingmule.com/img/prd/W...-18_03_lrg.jpg

https://www.flyingmule.com/img/prd/W...-22_03_lrg.jpg

..... will probably end up with information they have a special-low-cut-no-legs-midget-display-pilot, but maybe they, or the other mentioned guys will be able to give you useful advice.


Also, I vaguely remember some very old posts here on DAC speaking about using force, hairdryer, needle nose pliers etc. but really donīt remember which model was it about. Sorry ;)


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