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Skull Squadron TOMCAT 1/32 tamiya Paint Experiment!

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With all the painting I have been doing of late - and the fact that this Tomcat Model was dropped into my life complete, however No Decals.

My Passion for Macross - and Roy Fokker's VF-1S

I wondered what the Last Tomcat might have looked like when the VT's were brought into service...

11 hours of masking and here is the result...so far!

I would love all of your input on this direction of model building - imagination, but with thought.

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Here are a couple more pics

Hope to gloss coat tomorrow in the Am and start the Low Vis Jolly Roger Markings in the evening...

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The camo is sorta reminiscent of the infamous NSAWC splinter-camo Tomcat. Was that a reference/inspiration for this, or are you just going off a "mental image of what'd look cool"?

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That looks great! Nice creative touch! - MT

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My Friends....Thank You EVER so MUCH!!! The decals I had Broke Up in the water - to old I guess...everything failed in trying to save them...gloss coating, future floor wax, even brush coating again with gloss coat!!! So I was forced to use some High Vis stuff from one of my Trumpeter kits...not quite right - but stunning all the same - will dull coat today I HOPE - pics to follow!!!!

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If you still have some of the decals left, spraying some Testors decal solution on them will rejuvenate the unused decals and prevent them from shattering

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Wow I love it! Especially the skull. Personally, though, I think I would've preferred it without the surrounding Camo and instead some form of design work that goes with the skull like the cross bones and maybe the stripes and chevrons that the Jolly Rogers have. TBH, I thought that's what was there at first. Please don't take this as being critical of yor work, as your painting skills are awesome and I overall really love what your doing here, just a personal preference is all. Please keep the updates comming. :)

Chris

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... and maybe the stripes and chevrons that the Jolly Rogers have.

FYI they call those "Vegabond" stripes... they're holdovers from when the VF-84 "Vegabonds" assumed the jolly rogers identity during their F-8 Crusader days!

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looking great so far! be sure to post up more progress pics! will be interesting to see how those decals turned out.

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