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WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot

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About WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot

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  • Birthday 07/31/1965

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  • FirstName
    James
  • LastName
    Kelley
  • IPMS Number
    42106
  • City
    Pittsburgh
  • State
    Pennsylvania
  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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  1. I started this kit back in November 2016, when it was released. As the Tomcat is a complex machine, so is every model kit of it. I worked on this off and on, fighting boredom and loss of interest for 3.5 months. It's a very, very good kit - the intake trunking are genius-level engineering. Really. However, the cockpit detail is soft, the main landing gear legs DO NOT need to be in three pieces (3 seams on a cylinder, thanks so much), and those issues irritated me. I do, however, like how the underwing stores/weapons are laid out - those are my modern jet albatrosses (albatrii?). The weapons go together easily, and the myriad of stencils are laid out numerically and logically on the decal sheet. Ironically, this was my favorite part, next to the intake trunking. Decals were mainly from an Afterburner Decals sheet, depicting a machine in operation during my tenure with VF-84. I have some good stories about Fred "Bad Fred" Lewis, lol! We had a lot of fun on a Key West det. The stencils were from the kit. Is this the best 1/48 Tomcat kit on the market? Yes. Is this Tamiya's best kit? No. No, it's not. 1. 1/32 F4U-1A/D Corsair 2. 1/48 Feisler Storch 3. 1/12 Yamaha YZR-M1 4. 1/48 F-14A Tomcat (probably) Anyways, here are some photos:
  2. An old kit from the 1970s, but went together very well. No putty or filler needed anywhere. Painted with Gunze-Sangyo acrylics, and markings are from an old Cutting Edge sheet. The only modifications done were drilling out the gun barrels. MiG enamel washes were used, as well. I really like those products so far...
  3. When I get dressed up...especially in a suit...I look so fine your heads would explode. Therefore, in everyone's best interest, I shall remain casual. You're welcome.
  4. "will do their research and send me every picture they can on weathered aircraft(without doing research) " Um...what? See ya in 6 months, Sarge.
  5. I'd rather just see good quality convention photos....
  6. Thanks, Gil. They're all decals. Left wing, right wing, forward and aft fuselage, left and right tail empennage.
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