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F-14 Tomcat Naval Strike Air Warfare Center, Hasegawa 1/72

And finally a work in progress: F-14 Tomcat based at Fallon NAS, assigned to the Naval Strike Air Warfare Center, middle 90ies. As far as I know, 3 Tocat wear ths “Sukhoi” style cammo, slightly different one to the other. Starting model the old, but still good 1/72 Hasegawa. The only extra is an Aires cockpit and aftermarket decals.

I guess Tamiya will dispatch me a present, to compensate the huge amount of money I spend in masking tape.

Wasn’t easy to find the correct FS color. AK has most of them in the catalogue, I order them directly from the producer. Very nice color, same kind of Tamiya and Gunze, Tamiya lacquer Thinner work fine with them. They dry very fast, allowing gentle masking in a minute or so. I spry them directly on the kit, not using any primer, the grip on the plastic is very strong allowing gentle passes with abrasive cloth n° 6000, on each layer of color.

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9 responses to F-14 Tomcat Naval Strike Air Warfare Center, Hasegawa 1/72

  1. Great paintwork. Super result.

  2. Outstanding paint work, Roberto – lotsa love involved in this piece.

  3. 🙂 … Greetings … 🙂 :
    Striking camouflage scheme Roberto, and yet this is a WIP.
    The model is looking good, looking forward to the final reveal, nice work.

  4. Cool ‘Cat, Roberto! Good luck on that present from Tamiya … I wouldn’t hold my breath, but I know what you mean!

  5. Hello Roberto,
    Job well done. Extremely intricate paint job.
    Regards,
    Dirk

  6. That’s one colourful Tomcat, Nice!

  7. Looking fantastic. Quite the scheme for a “cat.”

  8. Really mice, Roberto. Very intricate paint scheme on a 1/72 model. Looks great. Can’t wait to see the completed model.

  9. Almost done, left gear door, left pilon Sidwinder and ACMI pod to be installed, Radome to be painted, and then ready for gloss and decals.

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