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Tomcat Sunset
Part T

1/48 & 1/32 scales



Yellowhammer Decals


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Meteor Productions has supplied the following information for forthcoming Yellowhammer Decals. These will be available in the near future:

We're proud to release the profile artwork here for the final two (of seven) Tomcat Sunset F-14Ds (the 1/48 & 1/32 decal artwork is at the printer now).
As most everybody knows, the Tomcat is now officially retired from Fleet service, and the Tomcat Sunset celebration went on a couple of weeks ago at NAS Oceana.
Our artwork covers the Tomcat final traps and launches from the USS Theodore Roosevelt in late August and at the NAS Oceana Open House in early September, as well as the birds representing the entire Tomcat community for the Tomcat Sunset celebration. 
What is NOT widely known, however, is that several of the Toms had nose art applied for their final traps and launches from the TR, but "somebody" in power at Oceana made the squadron sand the artwork off before the Oceana Open House! This is absolutely true, and if you look carefully at photos of some of the birds at the open house you can easily see the areas where the markings were sanded off. 
Again, most of you already know, this, but of the final eight VF-31 birds at Oceana, six are going to museums and two to AMARC, with the last jet scheduled to leave Oceana by the end of September. 

The seven birds we're doing, all from VF-31 Tomcatters, are:

  • BuNo 164342, Modex 100, CAG bird (black tail)

  • BuNo 164603, Modex 101, Skipper's bird (red tail)

  • BuNo 163904, Modex 102, Tomcat Sunset final scheme with low-viz Tomcat Farewell logo on the fin

  • BuNo 164350, Modex 103, Light Gull Gray/White with full-color Tomcat farewell logo on the fin

  • BuNo 164343, Modex 106, MiG-29 nose art

  • BuNo 164346, Modex 110, sitting female nose art

  • BuNo 164341, Modex 112, boring scheme, but the LAST Tomcat launched from a carrier

We're also including all the fancy/cute artwork on the drop tanks, which was of several different flavors. We're also including the VF-31 Tomcatters final salute to the Hornet community (check out the drop tank artwork!).

This is a sad time for military aviation, but a proud time for all the members of the Tomcat community, who contributed so much to the cause of freedom for so many years.
As the Tomcat Sunset patch says, "WELL DONE...BABY!"
With great respect,
Meteor Productions, Inc.
P.O. Box 3956
Merrifield, VA 22116  USA
Tel: 703/440-8720
Fax: 703/440-8724
M50 1209!

Thanks to Cutting Edge Modelworks for the preview information and image

Cutting Edge Modelworks products, including Cutting Edge Decals, can be viewed at
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This Page Created on 28 September, 2006
Last updated 27 September, 2006

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