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Academy 1/48 F14

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cnq
  • Member since
    March 2013
Academy 1/48 F14
Posted by cnq on Thursday, October 22, 2020 7:32 PM

My 1st Academy F14 Tom Cat in 1/48 and it's not a good kit. Parts fitting are not good especially the fuselage, and terrible decals very very thick.
The only pros is the weapon loads as they provide plenty air to ground/ship payloads.
I think I will get the Hobby Boss kit as it's got very good review and cheaper than Tamiya :grin: for my next Tom cat ( I was cheap to get the Academy kit, should have read the review 1st ).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Member since
    December 2018
Posted by Tosh on Thursday, October 22, 2020 7:39 PM

Dear sir, I one day many years from now, if I can build 50% of the type of quality and ease as you do.  I would be a happy person.

Your friend's, Toshi & Ezra

Reside in Streetsboro, Ohio

 

cnq
  • Member since
    March 2013
Posted by cnq on Friday, October 23, 2020 2:12 PM

Thank you Toshi. 

 I've seen many of your builds and they look very very nice.

  • Member since
    August 2013
  • From: Michigan
Posted by Straycat1911 on Saturday, January 2, 2021 8:09 AM

I'm not familiar with the HB kit but in my humble opinion, the Tamiya Tom is worth the price. 
Very easy build, accurate, they do an A and a D version, and they provide an excellent weapons loadout in both versions.

  • Member since
    May 2006
  • From: Chapin, South Carolina
Posted by Shipwreck on Saturday, January 2, 2021 5:33 PM
You know, cnq, it takes a modeler to make a good model out of a bad kit. That makes you a modeler! Actually, you might be a good candidate for one those ancient Revell F-14 kits. They build up nice; and they are cheap!

On the Bench:

Revell 1/96 USS Constitution

Trumpeter 1/350 USS Hornet CV-8

Monogram M48A2 Patton Tank

Revell 1/48 B-1B Lancer Prep & Reasearch

 

cnq
  • Member since
    March 2013
Posted by cnq on Monday, January 4, 2021 1:09 PM

I would prefer to spend money on good kit to start with as I want to enjoy the build, and avoid stress/frustration when working with bad kits Smile.  Hobby Boss F14 has very good review and looks like it's on same standard as Tamiya F14. The only cons is no pilots included in kit which is expected from Hobby Boss.

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Monday, January 4, 2021 1:36 PM

Well;

 Ya still did a darned nice job there. Looks good to me!

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Monday, January 4, 2021 1:38 PM

Hi Tosh!

      Glad ta see ya post. We missed ya. My fave F-14 ?-Don't laugh, is the old MONOGRAM one. I just like it! Who got more Models for Christmas? You or Ezra?

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