1/48 Tamiya F-14 Tomcat
The Tamiya Tomcat is on the shelf now. I finished it in the requisite VF-84 Jolly Rogers as an homage to the Tamiya Catalogue style of finishing models. This style really attracted me to the hobby back in the day and while I appreciate other finishing techniques, there is just something about a simple, clean build that brings out the detail.
Everything except the decals is out of box with this kit. Paints were Tamiya acrylics, decals were Furball productions. I had no issues with this kit and I loved how the wings and front fuselage install so you are able to paint these parts easily.
For those interested I have a light hearted write up on my blog where I discuss the cultural relevance of the Tomcat and add some additional pictures:
I also have a final build video for this project here:
3 additional images. Click to enlarge.