Kit: Hasegawa 1/72 Grumman F-14A Tomcat "USS John F. Kennedy Fighter Squadrons"
History: On January 4, 1989, two US F-14 Tomcats of VF-32 Swordsmen downed two Lybian Mig-23 floggers. The Tomcats were AC-207 flying lead and AC-202 as wingman. *i[...]
1/72 HobbyBoss F-14D Super Tomcat. I went with the VF-2 Bounty Hunters CAG bird (the kit has 3 decal options!). Overall the kit was a really nice build that went together well. No major issues at all. A couple of areas needed just a bit of putty[...]
Finished, the last few detail where added, pitot tube repaired for the 157th time. Hope you like it.
My first F-14A Tomcat
My first F-14 on a 1/144 scale.
I used the following add-ons
Shelf Oddity - photoetched metal plate
Res-im - resin elements
Master - pitot tube
For my first post, here is my rendition of Italeri's F-14. I enjoyed building this but now I want to do one of Tamiya's versions.
the Grumman F-14 Tomcat was the US Navy's primary fighter for 35 years from the early 70's till 2006...it came out of Mcnamara's failed F-111 project...in fact from the intakes back the F14 is the F-111 though the Navy added the second tail for[...]
A quick summary of a review I did on the Revell Mosquito last in comparison to the Tamiya Mosquito.
Both kits very detailed. The idea was bandied about among friends and not so friendly ones as well. Anyone remember the response whe[...]
Chuck has an excellent review of this kit today, and I can tell you it builds like a dream. One area it needs attention from though is the seats. I bought Eduard Brassin seats, modified the cushions to the non-ribbed type, added a few missing [...]
The iconic F-14 has been retired since 2006 from USN service. 13 years ago, doesn't feel that way. Iran still flies the few they have left. And here is the "new " Tamiya F-14A kit, and yet it has been out into our hot little hands since 2[...]
F-14 Tomcat doesn’t need special introduction. Being the main star of a Top Gun movie, the aircraft was designed in late 1960’s after the failed F-111B project. Featuring twin tails, twin widely spaced engines and swing-wings, this fleet defe[...]