New F-14 build

Just got my new F-14 from hobby surplus. Its a 1:1 scale. Got a few
dings and scratches, lots of parts to put together. Will take a while.
Was in the scratch and dent section. But for $29999.99 was a steal.
Problem is, I got two different tails. Does anybody have any good
reference for which I should paint it at? Should I do a VF 213 or VF
13?
I plan on entering it at the IPMS this summer. I don't see anything in
the rules about how much plastic the airplane should contain. Does
anybody have any suggestions.
I should take best of show, since those judges can't ding me for
scale.
I'm moving the wife out as I'll probably need both bedrooms, the
living room and the basement for this project. I had to knock a hole
in the window but, its spring up here and should't get cold anymore.
Should I put an aviator in the cockpit or just by the airplane?
Anybody know where I can find a 1:1 scale aviator? I'd like something
modern but there are a lot of civil aviation types and they don't fit
this airplane.
Also, any place I can get Testor's dull coat by the bucket? I could
probably swab it on with a mop.
Reply to
frank
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You got reamed! Our local Hobbytown was selling it as a twin pack and all purchases entered a drawing to win the USS Enterprise when it's decommissioned.
Reply to
eyeball
Was that the glow version or the regular one?
Reply to
frank
Only the Iranian versions will glow.
Reply to
eyeball
I think its gonna be in box scale.
Reply to
Musicman59
No replacement parts, even the spare landing gear were cut up. ....
Reply to
frank
I want a refund. The 'winders in mine are blue.
Reply to
eyeball
James May from the BBC has got one, but it's in WWII flying gear and anyway it's in his 1:1 Spitfire.
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GordonD

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