Weekend of Heroes---Get Up and Close to the JSI F-14 Tomacat

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Post by usmcchet9296 » Sat Jun 06, 2009 3:07 pm

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Post by usmcchet9296 » Sat Jun 06, 2009 3:12 pm

Just some info
This thing is HUGE
It was broken in transit so it doesnt look as good as it should
this is production pieces not a prototype
Look for it before xmas
No pilots are included but Merit is pushing for them to make some
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Post by pickelhaube » Sat Jun 06, 2009 3:48 pm

This looks cool.
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Post by dragon53 » Sat Jun 06, 2009 4:09 pm

USMCCHET9296:

Thanks very much for posting the photos.

Did you find out if the VF-84 "Jolly Rogers" paint scheme is low-visibility or high-visibility?

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Post by aferguson » Sat Jun 06, 2009 4:14 pm

great pictures, thanks. Looks like this thing is becoming a reality. Very impressive.

Pilots are very important.
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Post by Grilledcheese » Sat Jun 06, 2009 4:20 pm

Awesome. I'd buy the thing as is or as an unpainted kit. I'm just silly like that.
I would get a serious kick out of building a kit that big... 8)



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Post by dragon53 » Sat Jun 06, 2009 4:45 pm

JSI photos of the 1/18 figures of the pilot and radar intercept officer for its upcoming F-14 Tomcat:


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Post by cornbreadfred » Sat Jun 06, 2009 5:30 pm

Cool model, thanks for the pictures. Now I have to make some room for that big Tomcat.... :D
Fred, really looking forward to the JSI 1/18th scale Grumman F-14 Tomcat.

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Post by usmcchet9296 » Sat Jun 06, 2009 6:56 pm

dragon53 wrote:USMCCHET9296:

Thanks very much for posting the photos.

Did you find out if the VF-84 "Jolly Rogers" paint scheme is low-visibility or high-visibility?
No that I forgot to ask but gents this thing is cool it is huge
the pictures dont do it justice it dwarfs the P38
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Post by cornbreadfred » Sat Jun 06, 2009 6:59 pm

Did you get some pictures of the Corsair sitting next to the F-14? The paint job on that Corsair looks nice.
Fred, really looking forward to the JSI 1/18th scale Grumman F-14 Tomcat.

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Post by VMF115 » Sat Jun 06, 2009 7:02 pm

its cool and I can't wait to pick one up but it looks like the flight controls don't move other then the swing wings...cool anyways 8)
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Post by Birddog » Sat Jun 06, 2009 7:10 pm

Just awesome!!! I could care less about moving flight control surfaces... use that work for better detail in other areas....:wink: :D

It's awesome to see modern jets being made again in 1/18. Can't wait to get this one in my collection.

Bring it on......NOW WHERE IS THE A-10 IN 1/18 SOMEBODY!!!!

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Post by VMF115 » Sat Jun 06, 2009 7:22 pm

JSI has to become careful with false advertising on their website:
Item Number: 00000
Scale: 1:18

Description:
1. Fully outfitted cockpit with hinged canopy, revealing plenty of cockpit detail interiors.
2. Retractable landing gear with rubber tires.
3. Authentic scale, panel lines, surface details and simulated rivets.
4. Features moving ailerons, elevators, flaps and rudder as well as adjustable trailing and leading edge flap.
5. Realistic paint scheme, antennas and access panels.
6. Authentic detachable ordnance loads.
7. Equipped armament and missiles.
8. Detailed turbojet engine and mounted Intakes.
9. Suitable for static or hanging display.
I don't mind not having them but don't advertise something that it does not have. :wink:
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Post by Birddog » Sat Jun 06, 2009 7:26 pm

Who says it won't? This looks like a prototype of sorts anyhow.

Even if it doesn't have all they list, so what? It won't stop me from buying one. I hope this doesn't start turning into a finger pointing contest right off the bat.

God Bless JSI for getting into the 1/18 modern jet world... :D
Go Ugly Early in 1/18!!

Still waiting and wishing for a 1/18 A-10 Warthog.

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Post by VMF115 » Sat Jun 06, 2009 7:34 pm

Birddog wrote:Who says it won't? This looks like a prototype of sorts anyhow.

Even if it doesn't have all they list, so what? It won't stop me from buying one. I hope this doesn't start turning into a finger pointing contest right off the bat.

God Bless JSI for getting into the 1/18 modern jet world... :D
usmcchet9296 wrote:Just some info
This thing is HUGE
It was broken in transit so it doesn't look as good as it should
this is production pieces not a prototype
Look for it before xmas
No pilots are included but Merit is pushing for them to make some
I am not pointing fingers just pointing out whats on on the JSI website.

I Don't mind that it will not have those features, but don't adversities them if they don't have them.

I agree God bless JSI.
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Captain Wild Bill Kelso: My what?
Colonel "Madman" Maddox: Your guns! Ack, ack, ack, ack, ack!
Captain Wild Bill Kelso: [fires his airplane's guns] AHHHH!

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Post by sledgehammer » Sat Jun 06, 2009 7:43 pm

Ohhh man, the wife ain't gonna like this. I 'll take 10
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Post by Birddog » Sat Jun 06, 2009 7:57 pm

I maybe wrong....but I still think this doesn't look like a production piece. Maybe for the most part it is. However, if it isn't going to show up until around Christmas, there is still time for them to do some alterations here and there.

Either way, it looks great to me and I'm ready for it.

After seeing these pictures and the pictures of the 1/18 F-15, my hopes for someone doing a 1/18 A-10 spring eternal for sure now.... :D
Go Ugly Early in 1/18!!

Still waiting and wishing for a 1/18 A-10 Warthog.

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Post by VMF115 » Sat Jun 06, 2009 8:04 pm

SO bird dog are you done with the hunger strike? 8)
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Post by cornbreadfred » Sat Jun 06, 2009 8:10 pm

Ok it's final, Moma said we can get rid of one of the kids to make room for the new F-14 model. Now which kid do we pick????? :D
Fred, really looking forward to the JSI 1/18th scale Grumman F-14 Tomcat.

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Post by VMF115 » Sat Jun 06, 2009 8:19 pm

cornbreadfred wrote:Ok it's final, Moma said we can get rid of one of the kids to make room for the new F-14 model. Now which kid do we pick????? :D
the biggest oldest boy she knows :lol:
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Captain Wild Bill Kelso: [fires his airplane's guns] AHHHH!

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Post by Birddog » Sat Jun 06, 2009 8:25 pm

VMF115 wrote:SO bird dog are you done with the hunger strike? 8)
Do you see or have you heard of an A-10 in 1/18 officially confirmed and ready for production yet?
Go Ugly Early in 1/18!!

Still waiting and wishing for a 1/18 A-10 Warthog.

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Post by VMF115 » Sat Jun 06, 2009 8:44 pm

Birddog wrote:
VMF115 wrote:SO bird dog are you done with the hunger strike? 8)
Do you see or have you heard of an A-10 in 1/18 officially confirmed and ready for production yet?
nope,,, but I wounder if jsi was the factory that was going to make the 21st A-10 before they axed it?

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Captain Wild Bill Kelso: My what?
Colonel "Madman" Maddox: Your guns! Ack, ack, ack, ack, ack!
Captain Wild Bill Kelso: [fires his airplane's guns] AHHHH!

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Post by Black_Dragon_One » Sat Jun 06, 2009 10:12 pm

usmcchet9296 wrote:Here you go

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More here
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jhermesmey ... 262711059/

does the wheel retract? and what material is it made of the landing gear that is .... it look like they might have to make the the landing gear out of aluminum and prime and paint them..
whats up doc....

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Post by NWarty » Sat Jun 06, 2009 10:43 pm

:shock:

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Post by snake » Sat Jun 06, 2009 11:46 pm

Looks Great!
I will take whatever version they release.
If it dwarfs the P-38,it must be BIG.
First hand eyewitness report says it is HUGE.
It is looking more and more like this will become reality.
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