You may be right, Manuel/Anders. I've been studying reference photos again lately and I'm really very close to being converted. What I loved about the Hasegawa was its nose. What I liked less are the hand-scribed panel lines, the guesswork on the angles of the horizontal and vertical fins, the thick wing gloves (and large wing openings), and all the puttying required for the forward fuselage, intakes, etc.). Tamiya has taken care of all of these and the fuselage is wonderfully detailed. So my only complaints are the cockpit's simplified details (RIO IP coaming, bare gauges, simplified circuit breakers, among others) which is readily resolved by using AM parts -- and the nose, really -- and now I'm beginning to see the light about that : )
I used to base my judgment about the nose on photos like these, where I indicated the curvature that I don't see on the Tamiya:
I thought the Hasegawa is able to capture those nose curves better. But the F-14 photos might have just been shot at an angle or distance that exagerrates those curves, because I see the photos below and they look more like Tamiya's spindly nose. I did a quick visual -- overlaying the Tamiya onto a sideview photo and it looks promising.