F-14A Tomcat, Tamiya 1/48 – the iModeler award for October (5 posts)

  • Hello Modellers,

    At Christmas, I started building a model that I received as a win for the best model in October.

    Because I had one identical kit at home, I’m building two at once.

    I bought Eduard’s resin bikes, Quickboost chairs and Chin, and Fightertown decals decals.

    The kit is perfect and therefore the building is in perfect condition. Current situation in photos

    21 attached images. Click to enlarge

    Tags: 1/48, dual build, F-14, Tamiya

  • Two nice looking cockpits there! It is coming together very well.

  • I love the cockpit in this kit, and you did a bang up job painting them! I also like the fact that you can slip the wing over the stub after painting. I really want a Tamiya Tomcat now! I see there is nothing behind the wing, do they give you an insert to depict the air bag being inflated when the wing is in the forward position? Also, do they give you both open and closed exhaust nozzles? That was my favorite part of the old Academy kit. TF30 powered Tomcats were usually seen parked with one nozzle open and the other closed (unless they had been manipulated during maintenance) and Academy let you do that by supplying both.

  • Hello, there are two versions of the inflatable bags (inflated and blown) and two versions of the lamellae at the point where the wing moves in the hull.

    The nozzles are in the kit 4. Two closed and two open. Everyone can choose what they like more 🙂

    Nozzles from my last building

    1 attached image.

  • Yes. The TF30 did have a very elegant looking tailpipe!