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Review: Tamiya 1/48 Grumman F-14D Tomcat – Visual preview

Two years ago, released their F-14A kit, representing the early-production A-model. This is being followed up with an upgraded F-14D Super Tomcat, representing the definitive version of this great-looking fighter. For a model kit, this means a new boxing with additional new parts for the "D" model. Here's a visual overview of what's new in the box.

What is it
Tamiya 1/48 Grumman F-14D Tomcat, kit no. 61118 Injection-moulded kit Self-adhesive masks for canopy Decal sheet with 4 marking options Retail price approx. 99 USD

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4 responses

  1. Wow !
    This looks like an amazing kit. The details, decals and the weapons set ...all stunning.
    Thanks.

  2. Yes, an excellent follow on from their F-14A kit. If like the first offering a much less intense build compared to the Academy, Hasegawa, Mono/Revell, Fujimi , Hobby Boss kits. The approach from Tamiya is well thought out on a very complicated air frame. Looking forward in building both Tamiya offerings.

  3. Hello editor,
    You surely did put some effort in this preview. Splendid model.
    Thanks for sharing this with us all.
    regards, Dirk / The Netherlands.

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