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George V Guimaraes
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Tamiya 1/48 F-14A TomCat

December 24, 2021 · in Aviation · · 22 · 1.7K

Hello fellow modelers,

This is my final kit for this year, and I wanted a really fine one. There's nothing else to be said regarding Tamiya's F-14A, so let's just say it worths every dollar spent.

Decided to do the because I'm a big fan of the colorful high-vis US Navy jets in the 70's. I've used the Quinta 3D decals for the cockpit, which are really great and easy to set. Also, used Galaxy masks and they're a big help for painting details with precision.

Weathered as a mid cruise bird, not too much dirt, but not pristine either.

The kit decals are typical Tamiya, i.e., slightly to the thick side, but Mr Softer dealt with them easily.

Hope you enjoy and, of course…..

Merry Xmas and a very good New Year!



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22 responses

  1. Excellent work on this! You proved the decals are usable.

  2. Beautiful work! It is one of my favorite jet types. I still have a very old Fujimi kit in my stash in 1:72 scale, I should finish it one day.

  3. Truly superb job on the good Tamiya kit, George!
    The best way to end a modeling year!
    Merry Christmas!

  4. Really nice result with this. I especially like your realistic weathering.

  5. You've achieved fine results, indeed! Well done George, a great looking Tomcat.

  6. Great job! I love that the weathering is prominent but not too overdone. . . and the Bounty Hunters scheme is fantastic. This kit is on my "someday in the not too distant future" list!

  7. Very, Very Nice, George! A great year end statement.

  8. Fantastic result, George @george72
    You model is as impressive as the real bird.
    The weathering looks perfect this way.
    Merry Christmas

  9. Thank you!
    Merry Xmas!

  10. Great Tomcat George! Fantastic scale modeling on display sir! ?

  11. Amazing George it looks like a real plane - excellent.

  12. A real beauty - love the paint and weathering work.

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