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1/48 Tamiya F-14A

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Maybe, just maybe a conversion to an F-14B with aires cockpit, exhaust nozzles and a few more details...

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Edited by Manuel J. Armas S.

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Cool pictures, Viper_944FW. :woot.gif::thumbsup:

When I get the Tamiya Tomcat, I'll probably build it as VF-124's Bicentennial Tomcat.

If there is one LGG over White decal option that I would like to see added to all that's out there, it is VF-142 with the AJ code on USS America.

I have some with the AE code, but I don't recall seeing decals with the AJ code.

Cheers, Stefan.

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Well here are a few more "Blacklion" pics (sorry I don't mean to turn this topic into a Blacklion den):

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So I'm thinking of pre-ordering a couple of these. I have the old Aeromaster sheet with the Nimitz cruise and Fightertown Wolfpack decals I think will work and I'm also thinking about picking up the furball F-14a all star sheet as well. Forgive me for not knowing much about tomcats....how do I know if an early tomcat will work or not with these sheets? Is there an online reference somewhere?

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From the looks of it, you should be able to build a A model from the late '70's to very early '80's. Tamiya kit that is, without mods???? I guess.

I've got the Aeromaster sheet you have the pic of.

Micro scale 48-0044 '75 VF-1, VF-14, and VF-142. All hi vis hi gloss.

Iranian Tomcat sheet

Decals for one of the VF-41 Libiyan SU-? Killer, 7 I think.

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So I'm thinking of pre-ordering a couple of these. I have the old Aeromaster sheet with the Nimitz cruise and Fightertown Wolfpack decals I think will work and I'm also thinking about picking up the furball F-14a all star sheet as well. Forgive me for not knowing much about tomcats....how do I know if an early tomcat will work or not with these sheets? Is there an online reference somewhere?

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Was thinking of pulling the trigger on this sheet myself for this kit. The Sundowners and Aardvarks look *reeeeeally* tempting. :)

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...Aardvarks look *reeeeeally* tempting. :)

Agreed. Aardvark's are one of my favorite F-14 Squadrons and will definitely be going on one of my Tamiya Tomcat's.

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I have a panel of 160409 with the stars'n bars and the Pukin' Dogs banderole and the data plate that are still waiting to be put on the wall of the mancave. It's a Block 95 machine that was still in that config in '88 when it crashed while serving as VF-143's AG-107. Need to do some work on the stiffeners and will also need a TCS but that is something I consider a minor prob. The Tamiya kit should be just perfect for portraying the bird. I actually intend to one fine day do a 1/18 rendition but the 1/48 Tamiya should serve me just right for training purposes and trying out the DIY decals unless one of the manufacturers has some mercy. Nice dirty and greasy bird in two-tone camo and a medium grey skunkstripe and with a rare and short lived long stretched banderole.

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What about this one?

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You'll need that Block 115 upgrade (ECM blisters under the wing glove and on the boat tail) as well as the newer L-shaped tail stiffeners, wheels, and TCS pod. Hopefully I'll have everything in one set from Steel Beach.

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I have a panel of 160409 with the stars'n bars and the Pukin' Dogs banderole and the data plate that are still waiting to be put on the wall of the mancave. It's a Block 95 machine that was still in that config in '88 when it crashed while serving as VF-143's AG-107. Need to do some work on the stiffeners and will also need a TCS but that is something I consider a minor prob. The Tamiya kit should be just perfect for portraying the bird. I actually intend to one fine day do a 1/18 rendition but the 1/48 Tamiya should serve me just right for training purposes and trying out the DIY decals unless one of the manufacturers has some mercy. Nice dirty and greasy bird in two-tone camo and a medium grey skunkstripe and with a rare and short lived long stretched banderole.

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I see the kits are starting to show up in the hands of those who ordered them, let the onslaught of Tamiya F-14' s  WIP' s commence.

Steve

 

 

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I was very surprised that my LHS got a bunch of them yesterday, and it looks like the Hong Kong dealers havent even gotten theirs yet.

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First production batch was supposed to go to North America. That is why you are seeing them first on this side of the world. I picked up mine at the LHS on Thursday. Glad I did too as I love this kit!

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On 8/7/2016 at 2:36 PM, Manuel J. Armas S. said:

I have the Decals

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Nice!! Who does the decals for this one? The very first time I saw a Tomcat, it was one of these VF-32 birds about that exact time period ('76/'77 Quonset Point RI airshow). The noise and the afterburners lighting up in the turns...I remember it like it was yesterday and it's probably why I went into the Navy vice the Air Force...sorry Dad! lol

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32 minutes ago, 82Whitey51 said:

Nice!! Who does the decals for this one? The very first time I saw a Tomcat, it was one of these VF-32 birds about that exact time period ('76/'77 Quonset Point RI airshow). The noise and the afterburners lighting up in the turns...I remember it like it was yesterday and it's probably why I went into the Navy vice the Air Force...sorry Dad! lol

I believe Aeromaster did them back in the day. I'd bet you can find them on eBay.

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On August 7, 2016 at 11:00 AM, Parabat said:

Going to have to be one of these;

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I just got my kit last night. That's the one I am leaning towards making when I start mine this afternoon. 

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The Tamiya kit can be built as a block 85 or early block 95 F-14A.

The VF-2 jet is a Block 85 while the VF-84 version is a Block 95 jet.

So, the block 85 jets would include BUNO's from 159588 thru 159637 and the Block 95 jets would be BUNO's 160379 thru 160414. Hope this helps.

Steve

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13 hours ago, 82Whitey51 said:

Nice!! Who does the decals for this one? The very first time I saw a Tomcat, it was one of these VF-32 birds about that exact time period ('76/'77 Quonset Point RI airshow). The noise and the afterburners lighting up in the turns...I remember it like it was yesterday and it's probably why I went into the Navy vice the Air Force...sorry Dad! lol

 

It can be found on Eagle Strike sheet 48-020. I have it in my stash and I admit the scheme is VERY tempting given how colorful it is. Interesting note, I believe this particular jet, 159612 is the very first F-14 fitted with the two hole gun gas vent. I couldn't confirm it before since "Tomcat Alley" pictures that jet in Pukin' Dogs colors from the starboard side. This image is the first I have seen of its port side and in those specific markings. Interestingly enough it is also listed as a TARPS capable jet, although I don't know if it had that capability when it wore this scheme.

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3 hours ago, tosouthern66 said:

Guys

 

 So will the Tamiya kit work for VF-111 NL200 160666 bird with or without mods?

 

You'll need the "L" shape vertical fin reinforcement plates replace the original.

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