Pappy121 Posted January 1, 2022 Share Posted January 1, 2022 (edited) G'day, I have a couple of Q's for the F-14 'experten'. I am currently building the Hasegawa 1/48 F-14 as an F-14A+/B. I don't want to type that each time so I will just refer to it as an F-14B from now. I know that the glove vanes were de-activated on the F-14A+ and were not incorporated on the F-14D. Since the F-14B started out as an F-14A, I presume that the glove mechanism was still installed. Question 1: Were these glove vanes faired over on the F-14B or did they look like the F-14A just not operational? The Hasegawa canopy has the correct 'Omega' cross section but it comes with a moulding seam that needs to be sanded off. It looks like there is thin grey strip in the top of the canopy on the real jet, perhaps some form of MDC strip? the strips do not extend the full length of the canopy, they seem to start at the back and extend forward enough to cover the area over the rear ejection seat then there looks to be a gap to the centre canopy bow and the strip starts again to cover the area over the seat and then another gap so it does not appear to be one continuous length. Question 2: Should the F-14B canopy have these strips present and does anybody have some clear pictures? cheers, Pappy Edited January 1, 2022 by Pappy121 Quote Link to post Share on other sites
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