halinsky f-14a tomcat

Discussion in 'Aircraft & Aviation' started by The Hermit, May 26, 2008.

  1. The Hermit

    The Hermit Member

    halinski f-14a tomcat

    can any on point me to a photo build of this halinski kit?

    im having a hard time with it in some areas

    any help is appriciated

  2. logicman

    logicman Greybeard

  3. exzealot

    exzealot Member

  4. Master-Bruce

    Master-Bruce Active Member

    That's a very nic detailed model there. I can't make out the dialogue( not tried to translate mind) but that thread looks quite in detail.
  5. shoki2000

    shoki2000 Active Member

  6. Lex

    Lex Dollmaker

  7. The Hermit

    The Hermit Member

    thanks so much guys this really helps lots

    once again you set me straight

    now if i can just comeplete the model ill be ahead sign1
  8. dansls1

    dansls1 Member

    You could also post some pic's up for us to review your progress and try and help with any difficulties :D
  9. The Hermit

    The Hermit Member

    grudgingly i will agree, but i tell you that this model is intimidating
    i have only just begun and have made several mistakes that required "surgery" to correct.

    it is only with the study of 3 seperate model builds that i have been able to continue in the build of the model

    but each time i succeed after a "disaster" i find my enjoyment of the build increases with the complexity i encounter, this one aint for the faint of heart ...lol..

    i really have to say i am impressed deeply buy the german and polish modelers out there they are truely in a class by them selves and much can be learned by studying the builds that they provide on the other model websites.....

    and to you i thank you deeply cause i wouldnt have been able to continue
    and i appriciate the time you take to post them.... danke!!

    ill post some pics in a bit
  10. The Hermit

    The Hermit Member

    ok here we go. my build will be a hybrid sequence of the 3 other builds i reviewed and the original instructions, no guarantees that i wil go in order just what makes sense to me

    first off i build the cockpit frame as suggested

    make sure to cut out all extra spots if you are going to build the advanced version, i constantly forget to do it and i pay for it.

    i have a small supernova in my room so i dont know why the damn camera is using the flash

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  11. The Hermit

    The Hermit Member

    im constantly amazed how complex and extreamly well engineered this model is

    check out the nose cone

    it looks sooo spiffy and well fit

    wait for it

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  12. The Hermit

    The Hermit Member



    it is a movable nose cone for displaying radar inside

    its prolly the hardest thing i have had to do in modeling

    its got wood glue super glue some spit and i think blood somewhere....

    it is amasing how it fits together in the previous photos so seemlessly

    i have to hand it to halinski they really do design models well

    i am going to attempt to make it closeable since i have not seen any one do that yet since i like how it fits so well closed but we will see

    maybe i just leave it open static ... who knows

    fyi if you go this route and build the open nosecone DO NOT USE the glue strip or you will be cutting it off after it is assembled like i had too!!

    i slowly stitched the cowl hinge into place with super glue

    yes it was very hard

    money shot

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  13. Lex

    Lex Dollmaker

    I'm so going to build a Halinski kit...!
  14. The Hermit

    The Hermit Member

    i tried to get a better shot of the hinge cowl its actually cutt off the front nose and it tapers wide and top to none at bottom and is extreamly difficult to glue much less in the correct position

    i advise patience and then strike with super glue sign1

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  15. The Hermit

    The Hermit Member

    im going to bed last photo

    i was thinking to start the skin on forward cockpit but i decide to finish radar first more photos later

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  16. exzealot

    exzealot Member

    This is great! Halinski kits can be intimidating; that's for sure. My first paper model was the Halinski Tornado. However, the good news is that Halinski kits, in some respects, are the easiest to build from the standpoint of design accuracy, and easier-to-understand graphics. Screwing up is a GOOD thing - that's how I learn anyway. Hang in there! Keep going, don't stop, take your time and enjoy the build. We will enjoy your build as well. :thumb:

  17. The Hermit

    The Hermit Member

    my blackberry camera sucks at macro photos

    i only get about 4 hrs max to work on model after work

    even so working on the radar assembly eats time like a black hole

    all most competed it tonight but the radar antenna t's are tiny to cut and slow going

    picture below

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  18. The Hermit

    The Hermit Member

    new camera arrived

    the new camera arrived today, thanks to those who helped.
    we chose the canon powershot a580
    it is producing excellent results

    here are some new photos of the model

    and they look much better

    muhahhaa looking at the above photo for comparison

    im impressed

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  19. The Hermit

    The Hermit Member

    im starting to get into the harder parts of the model
    but i trudge on...

    they landing bay was more difficult than i had thought
    i abandonded white glue and used only super glue sparingly
    it achieved good results

    im still loving the camera

    it takes beautiful shots

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  20. The Hermit

    The Hermit Member

    and before i forget the nose gear ala solo

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