Fujimi F-14A Tomcat 1/7nd, VF-41 Black Aces
Finally a Navy jet. Of course in my opinion, still my all time favorite. The Grumman F-14A Tomcat. This is the excellent Fujimi kit, builds just as nice as the Hasegawa kit, just not as fussy to build. The wings are designed to be in the open with full flaps and slats down position. Since I was not in the mood to close all that up, I swapped in the Academy fully closed up wings and they dropped right in. This sqdn particitpated in Desert Storm in 1991. Flying off the USS Theodore Roosevelt. Along with it’s sister squadron VF-84 “The Jolly Rogers”. Overall gloss Lt Gull Grey, was on the CAG bird, Typical load out at this point of the war of 4 AIM-9L on the wing glove rails, no AIM-7,s and two AIM-54C Phoenix on the pallets. In reality it would be unfair to say that this is easier to build the Fujimi kit over the Hase one, as I haven’t built one yet, and I have built 2 of these. With 4 Hase F-14’s in the stash with 3 more Fujimi’s and an Academy Tomcat. To go along with the 4 in 48th scale. This is part of the DS line of aircraft I was building a lifelong project, which I have completed several in this scale. This was build mainly out of the box, no cockpit detail set used, decals are from Super scale. The scheme was applied using Xtracolor enamels. Lays down nicely, hard to get now have to find elaborate ways to replace colors that have used up from the tinlets. Thanks for looking,
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