**** FINISHED: 1/40 Grumman F-14 "Tomcat" - Carrier Aircraft GB

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  1. ccheese

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    #1 ccheese, Oct 15, 2012
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    Name: Charles
    Category: Intermediate
    Manufacturer: Guillows
    Kit: Display (non-flying) balsa/tissue F-14 “Tomcat”
    Scale: 1:40
    Accessories: None, OOB build.

    You'll note the anti-glare panel only shows up in the head on pic. This is because I added it after I put up all the pic's.
    It's a plastic thingy that goes in front of the cockpit.

    This is not one of my better efforts. Murphy's Law was applied here, in force, and in triplicate.

    The mandatory pic's are posted, and one extra where, with a gust of wind, the model became airborne.

    Charles
     

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    This is the extra, where for an instant, the model became airborne... Thanks for looking...

    Charles
     

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    Really nice Charles. I enjoy following all of your balsa builds.

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    Looking great My Friend. Welll done. :D
     
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    It's a cracker Charles! Turned out really well, despite any problems along the way.
     
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    Very cool :) Never knew balsa could look so cool :)
     
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    Nice work Charles!
     
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    Nicely built Charles, she is a beaut.
     
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    What a great build Charles.
     
  11. ccheese

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    Thanks, Lads.... appreciate the nice comments.

    Charles
     
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    Just glad the wind didn't take it away!
    The "Jolly Rodger" flies again?
     
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    Turned out well Charles. Hope the landing wasn't too bad.
     
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    Nice job Charles.
     
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    you've done a fine job Charles, don't be too hard on yourself.
     
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    A great build and a neat paint job Charles.
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    Great work charles!!
     
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    Echo Wayne's post - looks great to me!
     
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    Wonderfull Charles, no need for a members choice thread as far as i'm concerned !
    Very well done my friend
     
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    Thanks again, Fellas.... I sent a pic of the Tomcat (the one extra pic) to Guillow's Service Dept, in Maine. The Svc. Dept. forwarded the pic's to the Design Dept. This is a copy of what the guy (Mark) at the design dept. sent back.

    Sent: Tuesday, October 16, 2012 1:57 PM
    To: 'Customer Service'
    Subject: RE: F-14 Tomcat

    Yes, he sure did. Nice build of our F-14!
    I will use the picture on our website modelers photos page at the end of the month.
    Mark

    Should be interesting....

    Charles
     
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