Dust off the Tom Cat

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Dust off the Tom Cat

Post by cnq » Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:11 am

Just taken this big guy down for a clean up and some photo shots at the same time

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and also cleaned up the smaller guy too

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Re: Dust off the Tom Cat

Post by tmanthegreat » Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:50 pm

Beautiful! Is the smaller F-14 the FOV 1/72 version? If so, that’s an excellent diecast model, based on the premium Century Wings tooling 8)

I still kick myself for not having gotten the JSI 1/18 Black Knights F-14 years ago when my local Hobbytown USA store had one. It sat around for months and one of the managers who knew I collected 1/18 models even offered to sell it to me at a discount. I simply didn’t have the space for it then with my living arrangements at the time and passed... A very shortsighted decision :roll:
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Re: Dust off the Tom Cat

Post by YT » Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:17 pm

They are so terrific, possibly the zenith of our hobby?
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Re: Dust off the Tom Cat

Post by tmanthegreat » Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:18 am

The JSI F-14 was certainly the largest and most complicated of the 1/18 aircraft ever produced. It was definitely pushing the limits in terms of size and functionality. While it fell short in a lot of ways (the Spotcat fiasco, weak landing gears, other QC issues) it’s still one of the most impressive models in the scale.
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Re: Dust off the Tom Cat

Post by cnq » Tue Sep 03, 2019 1:24 pm

Thanks guys.

tman, the diecast F14 is indeed from FoV I was able to get from my local hobby store. I only have two diecast from FoV, the 2nd one is Miss Molly scheme. They both are excellent for good price.

Agree about the cons of JSI Tom Cat. I have them both display on acrylic stand to protect the landing gears, and I also repainted the JR version to get rid of the famous dark "spots"....

My BK Tom Cat is also the LED version.

One just got sold on evil bay for a very high price
https://www.ebay.com/itm/JSI-1-18-Scale ... 3202481912

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