Thread: Build Log 1/7 F-14D Tomcat scratch build
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Old Aug 07, 2011, 09:39 PM
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A little bit more progress, unfortunately the last until this time next week:

First off was finishing up the nav and formation lights. The frames were drawn in position with pencil:

Then using a rotary file with about a 1/16" tip. Then with the rotary file in a pin-vise and using a straight edge, the frames were scribed out:

Then using the same tools that i use to put screws and rivets into the litho-plate, they were heated with a torch then the screw detail melted into the body filler:

At this point, the wings are 99% complete and ready to mold. All thats left is to figure out what to do with the spoiler insets (probably monokote) then build the parting planes and start molding them.

Here is a video of the above frame scribing process:
How to build an F-14D Tomcat #23 (12 min 34 sec)
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