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by A-10LOADER
Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Customs & Mods
Topic: JSI Tomcat - Super Detailing???
Replies: 646
Views: 166470

Re: JSI Tomcat - Super Detailing???

normandy wrote:Great news Steve, looking forward to seeing it!
Thanks Normandy, I'm hoping tomorrow is a better weather day. I want to shoot outside, some pics I've taken indoors don't do her justice.

Steve
"TOMCATS FOREVER, BABY...!"
by A-10LOADER
Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Customs & Mods
Topic: JSI Tomcat - Super Detailing???
Replies: 646
Views: 166470

Re: JSI Tomcat - Super Detailing???

Greetings all,
Just a quick note to let you all know that my Tomcat was completed on Tuesday the 14th, how ironic eh and, pics will follow shortly.
Thanks to all who followed along.

Steve
"TOMCATS FOREVER, BABY...!"
by A-10LOADER
Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Customs & Mods
Topic: JSI Tomcat - Super Detailing???
Replies: 646
Views: 166470

Re: JSI Tomcat - Super Detailing???

My bad, I saw that back in July of 2012 you were talking about your plans to work on your Spot Cat and hadn’t actually started the hands on part yet, you were just in the planning stages. I really can’t wait to see the finished bird, it’s been exciting watching it progress. Thanks so much, she's ge...
by A-10LOADER
Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: 1/18th Scale Mi-24 Hind In Production !
Replies: 486
Views: 142448

Re: 1/18th Scale Mi-24 Hind In Production !

Very nice work Matt, cockpits are one of my favorite parts of a build.

Steve
by A-10LOADER
Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: The Reference Room
Topic: Last EA-6B Prowler combat deployment
Replies: 1
Views: 685

Re: Last EA-6B Prowler combat deployment

Sad news, I'll really miss this platform. Gone are the days of variety from the sky's and carrier decks, now it's nothing but f**king Hornets.

Steve
by A-10LOADER
Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Customs & Mods
Topic: JSI Tomcat - Super Detailing???
Replies: 646
Views: 166470

Re: JSI Tomcat - Super Detailing???

rschaap wrote:This has been over six years in the waiting and well worth it. I can’t wait to see the finished Cat. She is truly a center piece.
Thanks for the kind words, actually it was started back in February of 2013 so, not quite six years yet.

Steve
"TOMCATS FOREVER, BABY...!"
by A-10LOADER
Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Customs & Mods
Topic: JSI Tomcat - Super Detailing???
Replies: 646
Views: 166470

Re: JSI Tomcat - Super Detailing???

Greetings everyone, I'm thinking this will be my last update until the jet is completed. I want my final reveal to be a surprise for everyone and, because she's so close, I don't want to give anything away until she's completed. I was able to get the entire jet weathered and gloss coated again, to l...
by A-10LOADER
Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, & Trade Forum
Topic: Custom made Tomcat display stands.
Replies: 26
Views: 7866

Re: Custom made Tomcat display stands.

This Tomcat stand is headed out to the West Coast. Enjoy your stand Brian and, looking forward to seeing your Big Cat displayed on it.

Steve

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by A-10LOADER
Sat Oct 27, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Customs & Mods
Topic: JSI Tomcat - Super Detailing???
Replies: 646
Views: 166470

Re: JSI Tomcat - Super Detailing???

Update for today, I went back over the top surfaces of the jet, with a thin coat of the Medium Gray, just to knock back the "sun bleached" effect and blend things together more. Thanks for staying interested in this build and enjoy the pics. Steve "TOMCATS FOREVER, BABY...!" http://i1303.photobucket...
by A-10LOADER
Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Customs & Mods
Topic: JSI Tomcat - Super Detailing???
Replies: 646
Views: 166470

Re: JSI Tomcat - Super Detailing???

normandy wrote:I think it's safe to say Super Detailing is an understatement :!:
Thanks normandy.

Steve
"TOMCATS FOREVER, BABY...!"
by A-10LOADER
Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Customs & Mods
Topic: JSI Tomcat - Super Detailing???
Replies: 646
Views: 166470

Re: JSI Tomcat - Super Detailing???

Greetings all, Today's update pertains to the weathering on the back end of the jet. This was accomplished using pastels, paint and, a gel pen. I'm really happy with how she's looking and had fun while doing it. I also fixed up the fuel tanks as well. Still much more to do but, progress is being mad...
by A-10LOADER
Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Customs & Mods
Topic: JSI Tomcat - Super Detailing???
Replies: 646
Views: 166470

Re: JSI Tomcat - Super Detailing???

Greetings everyone, Today's update focuses on the "mottling" of the bottom color on the Big Cat, to give it that worn, blotchy look. I used highly thinned Dark Ghost Gray and sprayed very lightly all around the belly of the jet as well as on some of the parts. Up next is a semi-gloss coat followed b...
by A-10LOADER
Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, & Trade Forum
Topic: Custom made Tomcat display stands.
Replies: 26
Views: 7866

Re: Custom made Tomcat display stands.

Robc988 wrote:I got mine in and it looks great. Perfect size. Steve is really professional about his work and I appreciate that. Thanks Again Steve.
Thanks Rob, I'm glad it arrived in one piece and I'm very happy you like it. Please post pics when your able.

Steve
by A-10LOADER
Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: 1/18 Me163B-1
Replies: 103
Views: 29299

Re: 1/18 Me163B-1

pizzaguy wrote:Thank you for the kind comments.
I wanted to check and see if there was anymore interest in kits before I moved on to my next project.
Would that happen to be an A-4 by chance !!??

Steve
by A-10LOADER
Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Customs & Mods
Topic: What airbrush do you use?
Replies: 10
Views: 4736

Re: What airbrush do you use?

Just arrived today, looking forward to trying it out. I wanted a good detail brush and I believe this will fit the bill. $180.00 with free S&H from, arrived in two days. http://www.spraygunner.com Steve http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag160/FLIGHTLINEPHOTO/IMG_6136_zpsiejxsz0z.jpg http://i1303.p...
by A-10LOADER
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Customs & Mods
Topic: JSI Tomcat - Super Detailing???
Replies: 646
Views: 166470

Re: JSI Tomcat - Super Detailing???

Just a quick note to say THANK YOU to everyone following along with this seemingly never ending project. WOW, over 100,000 views !! I am truly humbled and really appreciate all your support. Thanks again everyone.

Steve
"TOMCATS FOREVER, BABY...!"
by A-10LOADER
Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: 1:18 Scale Forum
Topic: What happened to JSI?
Replies: 12
Views: 2912

Re: What happened to JSI?

I just think it's a real shame that JSI didn't keep making the Tomcats, very popular subject, various paint schemes could have been applied to that specific airframe and, with a little tweaking, they easily could have put out a D version.

Steve
"TOMCATS FOREVER, BABY...!"
by A-10LOADER
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Customs & Mods
Topic: JSI Tomcat - Super Detailing???
Replies: 646
Views: 166470

Re: JSI Tomcat - Super Detailing???

normandy wrote:Staying interested but learning as well. :salute:
Thanks normandy, appreciate that.

Steve
"TOMCATS FOREVER, BABY...!"
by A-10LOADER
Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, & Trade Forum
Topic: Custom made Tomcat display stands.
Replies: 26
Views: 7866

Re: Custom made Tomcat display stands.

A special request for a all flat black VF-84 stand on it's way to "Big Sky Country". Enjoy your stand Rob and I look forward to seeing your Big Cat displayed on it. Steve http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag160/FLIGHTLINEPHOTO/1_18th_%20scale_%20Tomcat_%20display_%20stands/IMG_6133_zpsgu20jgr8.jpg
by A-10LOADER
Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Customs & Mods
Topic: JSI Tomcat - Super Detailing???
Replies: 646
Views: 166470

Re: JSI Tomcat - Super Detailing???

Greetings all, Tonight's update, "Weathering on the Tomcat, take 2." I decided to "sun bleach" the top color of the Cat which, I think, turned out much better than my first attempt, which was horrible. Still much more to do but, at least I'm on the right path. I sincerely appreciate those of you who...
by A-10LOADER
Sun Sep 30, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, & Trade Forum
Topic: 1/18 Blue Angels
Replies: 3
Views: 1225

Re: 1/18 Blue Angels

Hi Andy, If I recall correctly, I believe I saw one a while back just like yours sealed in the original box, starting at around $500.00. Sorry I can't give you a definite answer but, I don't follow the F/A-18's on EBay.

Steve
by A-10LOADER
Sun Sep 30, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, & Trade Forum
Topic: Custom made Tomcat display stands.
Replies: 26
Views: 7866

Re: Custom made Tomcat display stands.

NEW current version of my Tomcat stand on it's way to the Netherlands. From now on all stands will come with a plaque design for the decal. Prices for these are now $150.00 plus S&H. Steve http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag160/FLIGHTLINEPHOTO/1_18th_%20scale_%20Tomcat_%20display_%20stands/IMG_61...
by A-10LOADER
Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Customs & Mods
Topic: Correcting the GAU-12 gun / ammo pods for the Harreir II.
Replies: 9
Views: 3012

Re: Correcting the GAU-12 gun / ammo pods for the Harreir II

Thanks, glad you like it. Best of luck with yours.

Steve
by A-10LOADER
Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Customs & Mods
Topic: Correcting the GAU-12 gun / ammo pods for the Harreir II.
Replies: 9
Views: 3012

Re: Correcting the GAU-12 gun / ammo pods for the Harreir II

I finished up the Harrier gun/ammo pod today. Very happy with how it came out and thanks again to Nathan (Pizzaguy) for casting these. Like I said earlier, the pods change the whole look of the jet for the better. Now if I could just find good pics of the center line pylon for the AN/AAQ-28 Targetin...
by A-10LOADER
Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Customs & Mods
Topic: Correcting the GAU-12 gun / ammo pods for the Harreir II.
Replies: 9
Views: 3012

Re: Correcting the GAU-12 gun / ammo pods for the Harreir II

Tmanthegreat, You are correct, Light Ghost Gray IS NOT the color on the bottom of the Harrier. It took some doing but, here's what was used. These are all Model Master enamels colors BTW. Aircraft Gray FS 16473 @40% Duck Egg Blue FS 35622 @35% Insignia White FS 17875 @20-25% All this was mixed in a ...