Got one more in at the last minute!
So I got TWO done this year. Tamiya 1/48 F-14A. Victory 210 USS Nimitz 1986-87. One of the fist Tomcats I ever saw. I didn't want to build AJ 200 as everyone builds that one, so I got my Cruise book out and found one that I had decals for AND at the time of the photographs did not carry names on the canopy rails. I stumbled across the BuNo and I was set! Weapons are from the wonderful AMK modern weapons set. I threw a ton of aftermarket at this jet including landing gear, exhausts and seats. One of the harder things was the greenish tint on the front windscreen. Furball decals does a green panel for Hasegawa cats, but it was way too green. The greenish tint comes from the fact it is layered ballistic glass, not that it is actually green. I used future tinted with blue and green food color brushed on. It's subtle, but works, especially in person!
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