Note: I wrote this 12 years ago for Modeling Madness. The original photos were lost after my laptop HDD crashed in 2013 and I couldn't recover them to my dismay so this is what the model currently looks like which isn't bad as it survived [...]
TAMIYA 1/48 Grumman F-14A Tomcat™
VF-84 "Jolly Rogers" CAG Bird
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This model has a bit of a story to it. It's a 1/48th Hasegawa F-14A Tomcat that was started over ten years ago by my son who modeled with me for many years starting at an early age. Fast forward to about ten years ago. He had come back [...]
Calling this one finally completed.
My Academy 1/48 F-14A Tomcat. I am not weathering it as it was a CAG plane and all the photos I have of it in this scheme show a clean aircraft.
Decals used are the stencils & missiles from the kit [...]
It's big, it doesn't fit into my display case. It's another US airplane. It's another dull, boring grey model. It's well aged... But it's Tomcat...you can't have a model collection without Tomcat!
Few years back a bought an open [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Man, I looked back and was surprised I only got one completed. Tamiya 1/32 P-51D. Almost got another Tamiya F-14A done, but not quite. I think I need some fun quick builds to start the next year, time to hit the Monogram and Revell stash!
F-14 Tomcats in Iran
It is not often that two political mortal enemies are able to deploy the same high-tech weapons systems - and that one has supplied the other with this equipment for good money. In the case of the Iranian F-14 Tomcat, [...]
About the F-14D in 1:144 scale
This F-14D is the first in a small series of this large fighter aircraft. Altogether five Tomcats will be built, two each in 1/48th and 1/72nd scale and one in the smallest scale of 1/144, which can be seen [...]