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1/48 Tamiya F-14D

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I'll buy both the Tamiya and the AMK. It would be great to see if Doogs could do a "Cat Off" like his Su-35S "Flank Off".

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4 hours ago, Stephen said:

Decal options are VF-2 , VF-11 , VF-101, VF-213 .

Perfect!  Looks like some great choices out of the box. I’m curious if the blue hood on the VF-213 option is a decal (EDIT: it is a decal- I see that now in the Sprue shot, top right corner).  Either way, this kit looks great! 👍

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Great...will get one for sure! Might even use (again) the kit decals, that VF-2 bird looks very good! Does anybody know if this particualar aircraft was one of the "all black" cockpit ones?

 

thanks

Uwe

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16 hours ago, dsahling said:

Looks very nice!  Anyone know anything about them upscaling this to 1/32 scale?  Since I just bought the old kit and a whole bunch of aftermarket items you know that will be the case.  🙂

No word but I doubt they can upscale this unless this 1/48 kit was itself a downscaled version of a larger more detailed CAD model.

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GBU's Tarps Pod AN/AAQ 225 Targeting Pod It has the Bomb Racks 4 Decal options.Red Ripper Logo?  Yes to above? the Blue for the Nose and Canopy Surround are there but not for the Vertical Stab's. I also see they nave included some black stripes for the GE Exhaust. NICE! also for the exhaust the have a decal for the surround.Less to mask...Way Cool. Anyone see Tails with Stiffeners? I hope it's included...That would be the only thing to dampen my enthusiasm.... 

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Tail stiffeners are provided as separate pieces.

They're on the new sprue with the TCS.

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Quick observations:
 

  1. The stiffeners for the tail is included.
  2. The RIO reinforcement panel is achieved by a ultra thin sticker similar to the armor plate found Focke-Wulf Fw190 A-8/A-8 R2.
  3. On the same sheet is the TCS reflector.
  4. Intake truck mask included.

 

 

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1 hour ago, shion said:

Tail stiffeners are provided as separate pieces.

They're on the new sprue with the TCS.

Any pics you can upload and show?  I wonder how thick it is if it isn’t moulded onto the tail.  

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15 minutes ago, Falconxlvi said:

Any pics you can upload and show?  I wonder how thick it is if it isn’t moulded onto the tail.  

 

Just look the first pic:

 

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Sprue in the bottom and the right with the F-14D specifics.

Look at the top left, two little pieces and just at the right, two pieces with a distinctive L form. 

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10 minutes ago, shion said:

 

Just look the first pic:

 

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Sprue in the bottom and the right with the F-14D specifics.

Look at the top left, two little pieces and just at the right, two pieces with a distinctive L form. 

Ok, I see it now.  I was looking at the pics on my mobile phone before- too small!  Thanks.  

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More pics (Facebook)

 

 

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Love the box art:thumbsup:. I'll probably use the kit decals for two of the kits I plan on picking up as I like the paint schemes. Looks like lots of kit to enjoy plus some additional improvements from their 'A' Tomcat. Looking good!

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Definitely will build the VF-213 and VF-11 options. I have 15 Tomcat Ds planned so nice that the kit has a couple of subjects I want to build.

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Same here on the Box Art. I'll pick the best undamaged box and cut it out and hang in on the Wall!!! I wish they would do like GWH who use to put a print in the box. I though t that was a nice bit of Lagniappe.

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Love the intake masking detail. And happy to see the RIO step piece is an addon and not molded! Well done. 

 

Brian

Edited by Brian P: Fightertown Decals

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1 hour ago, Swordsman422 said:

Definitely will build the VF-213 and VF-11 options. I have 15 Tomcat Ds planned so nice that the kit has a couple of subjects I want to build.

 

15?! That's it? I've got a binder full of decal sheets that would probably add up to around 40 that I want to do lol!

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From the photos, it’s fantastic. If I replace one thing with aftermarket parts it will be the engine nozzles. Tamiya have done their best with the F110 exhausts, but you just can’t capture the full-open nozzle as a one-piece injection molded part. 

 

August 20, did they say???

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45 minutes ago, Whiskey said:

 

15?! That's it? I've got a binder full of decal sheets that would probably add up to around 40 that I want to do lol!

 

15 specifically D-model Tomcats. Part of a larger group of 64 total F-14s of all types. That I have decals for, anyway.

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