1/72 Academy F-14A Tomcat – Build Log

21st December 2014

What a mega session that was today!

After a quick fettle up I got the pre-shading done, even used Flat Black this time! 😉

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And the pre-shading on the underside…

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Next up was a top coat of Tamiya Sky Grey XF-19. What I’m going for here is quite a light grey Tomcat similar to the ones in the movie. She’ll be heavily weathered in true Tomcat tradition…

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With the top coat pretty much done it was time to add in a few details. First the rubber air bags under the swing wings were masked up…

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And also the anti-slip areas atop the intakes…

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The rubber airbags were airbrushed with Tamiya Rubber Black, with a bit of Tamiya Dark Grey here and there to add a bit of texture.

The anti-slip areas were sprayed with Tamiya Buff heavily lightened with flat white. The anti slip areas also got a bit of bleaching by adding some more white to the mix.

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And after a good long session, here she is coated in Klear and ready for the next stage…

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Cheers - Rich



2 comments on “1/72 Academy F-14A Tomcat – Build Log
  1. delys says:

    It was my Christmas present and I was blown away by it. Couldn’t have been moredelighted or impressed by the work that went into it.

  2. dan says:

    i really enjoyed reading this. And you are funny 🙂 glad your mum liked it. I will use some of these techniques when i build my academy tomcat

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