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1/48 Academy F-14A Completed

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    June 2014
1/48 Academy F-14A Completed
Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 5:18 PM

I built this for the Vietman GB. It is OOB using Vallejo paints and Flory wash. The decals a super thin and tear very easily but look great once down. The kit suffers from some fit issues  that must be dealt with, but not something you can't handle. The detail is pretty nice, but not much in the way of poses available like the Hase kit. The decal sheet is well short all the decals it calls out, which limited the stenciling quite a bit. All in all I'm happy with it. I made some mistakes along the way, but I'll build the Hase or Tamiya kit if I do another one. Thanks for looking.


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    August 2013
  • From: Michigan
Posted by Straycat1911 on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 6:44 PM

Beautiful kitty cat. 

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    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 8:03 PM

Looks great!  Loaded for bear.



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  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 6:40 PM
Awesome build. Those early schemes are just great


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    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, January 16, 2020 5:03 PM

Very nicely finished! But for a Vietnam Tomcat, only VF-1 Wolfpack and VF-2 Bounty Hunters flew them there- off USS Enterprise to cover the evacuation of Saigon in April 1975. And they would have carried the D/G/H Sidewinder. The L model did not enter service until the 80’s


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    February 2012
  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Thursday, January 16, 2020 10:34 PM
Very nice! If there is one modern jet I’d build it would be the Tomcat. Thanks for sharing.

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    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Friday, January 17, 2020 12:23 AM

That looks SHARP!!!

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    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Friday, January 17, 2020 8:34 AM

Thanks guys, I appreciate it. It was a pleasent build. I will build the Tamiya kit next time though, this kit has issues that shouldn't be there.


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    July 2019
Posted by Hoss WA on Sunday, January 19, 2020 1:24 PM

Striking! A really crisp, clean build overall, but the gray panel shading really makes the model pop. Congrats. 


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