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1/48 Tamiya F-14D

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Does anyone know the right color for the 213.jet, that doesn’t require mixing paints? Bright blue maybe?

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Let’s see if this works trying to use my Twitter account to post images.

 

Recently finished this for a hobby retailer show this past September from the test shot we were sent in July.  

 

We will be showing it at OrangeCon this upcoming weekend at California State University Fullerton.

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Finally received mine just last weekend. After working on other companies kits over the past couple months, I need a break from fit issues etc. This kit may be just what I need to relax with.

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34 minutes ago, Mr Matt Foley said:

Finally received mine just last weekend. After working on other companies kits over the past couple months, I need a break from fit issues etc. This kit may be just what I need to relax with.

The Tamiya F-14 will definitely give you a break from fit issues! It goes together so well that I have had trouble coming to grips with how soon it is ready for paint.

 

It takes a direct comparison to really bring the meaning of “state of the art fit and engineering” into focus. I recently cleared off my work table, and took out the Great Wall MiG-29 [9-12], and spread the sprues out in their bags. Well, one thing led to another, and before I knew it the sprue nippers were out and I was test fitting parts. 

 

As detailed as the GWH kit is, I was struck by the inexact fit of many parts like the engine intakes and nacelles and the vertical tails. Again, great detail - and the one-piece missiles are really remarkable - but the parts fit is a distant comparison with Tamiya.

 

Have a good time!

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On 12/19/2018 at 11:03 AM, gtypecanare said:

Item#: 0116102                  

P/Q Parts: 61118

Will be available 1/9/19

Can you let us know when you get a restock on these parts?  Called the other week and they were all sold out.

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The parts are in stock!  I walk by them everyday in our customer service department.

 

Happy Modeling!

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16 minutes ago, Incaroad said:

Part number for the sprue with the Tails in the D model?

9006683-D Parts

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2 hours ago, gtypecanare said:

The parts are in stock!  I walk by them everyday in our customer service department.

 

Happy Modeling!

 

Can you please post the link for those? Many thanks! 

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32 minutes ago, Swordsman422 said:

How can we order them?

 

Also, any chance the sprue with the F-14A instrument panels and ejection seats might be offered as well?

Contact Tamiya America, Inc. customer service dept.

800-826-4922

 

Remember this is for US customers.

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Just now, gtypecanare said:

Contact Tamiya America, Inc. customer service dept.

800-826-4922

 

Remember this is for US customers.

Yes I know I need to order them for a friend in the US

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Thanks George! Be talkin to them soon.

 

Man, that was painless! That sprue was less than $5.00 + tax and shipping.

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Since we're talking extra sprues...

 

George, Is the M/N sprue for the D in stock at present? Part No 1916087

 

TIA!

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Any chance sprues F, H, and K for the F-14A are available for purchase? That and some Steel Beach parts I could convert the D to a B.

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This question may have been discussed above and elsewhere, but wanted to confirm to be sure.

 

Tamiya F-14A sprues: https://www.cybermodeler.com/hobby/kits/tam/kit_tam_61114.shtml

 

Tamiya F-14D sprues: https://www.cybermodeler.com/hobby/kits/tam/kit_tam_61118.shtml


True or False: You can make a late F-14A from 1/48 Tamiya F-14D with the following:

 

-    Get “Sprue K” from the A kit (engine cans and nozzles): https://www.cybermodeler.com/hobby/kits/tam/pages/tam_61114_parts4.shtml

 

-    Get aftermarket GRU-7(A) seats

 

-    Get ECM blisters under the glove vanes (Steel beach)

 

-    Get TCS chin pod (Quickboost)

 

Everything else for a late A (boat tail ECM, NACA vents, tail L-braces, late wheels, BOL rails, antennas on the spine, cockpit panels) is already included in the D boxing.

If this is wrong, what is the best way for a late A (aside from the Steel beach conversion set, I think)?  

 

Thank you. 
 

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