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  • Member since
    January 2020
  • From: Maryland
Very excited. Look what came today.
Posted by wpwar11 on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 6:44 PM

Happy about the box of plastic that greeted me by the front door this evening.  Anyone build this kit?  I heard wonderful things about it.  Any of you guys have any pointers before I dive into this thing?

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 7:03 PM

Oh you lucky dog! 

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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    April 2020
Posted by Eaglecash867 on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 7:20 PM

I built the 1/48th Tamiya F-14A, which is largely the same as the D.  Its an excellent kit that is the typical well-engineered Tamiya model.  The main issues I had with mine were the canopy and windscreen.  The canopy was slightly warped inward on the sides, so I had to use a temp-controlled heat gun and creative use of double-sided mounting tape to slowly work it back into shape so it fit correctly all the way across the fuselage.  The windscreen assembly was probably engineered with tolerances that were a little too tight.  I couldn't get it to mount flush because I had already painted everything and tried to put it on at the end.  Definitely check the fit on that before painting anything.  You may opt to attach it first, and then mask and paint.

You can kinda see that step just behind the top of the radome in this photo...right where the black starts.

"You can have my illegal fireworks when you pry them from my cold, dead fingers...which are...over there somewhere."

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    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 7:40 PM

Lucky!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/72 Revell He177 & 1/35 Tamiya Sdkfz 251

On deck: 1/35 Bronco LWS

In the hole: 1/144 Revell S-100

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 9:09 PM

NICE!  I'm so tempted, but I have a 1/48 hasegawa F-14A 20% done  and the Tamiya 1/48 F-14A in the stash... and a 1/144 F-14A - how many tomcats can one guy have???

Congrats - I've looked through my kit a half dozen times and it looks fantastic.

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 9:24 PM

Nice,you will enjoy,here is my A version did last year

 

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    January 2020
  • From: Maryland
Posted by wpwar11 on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 9:37 PM

Tojo

I hope mine comes out that nice.  

Keavdog

when the time comes post something about how the Tamiya and Hasegawa kits compare.

Eagle

Thanks for the heads up

  • Member since
    August 2013
  • From: Michigan
Posted by Straycat1911 on Thursday, January 7, 2021 12:00 PM

keavdog

NICE!  I'm so tempted, but I have a 1/48 hasegawa F-14A 20% done  and the Tamiya 1/48 F-14A in the stash... and a 1/144 F-14A - how many tomcats can one guy have???

Congrats - I've looked through my kit a half dozen times and it looks fantastic.

 

Confucious say: "There is no limit to number of Tomcat kits in stash."

  • Member since
    August 2013
  • From: Michigan
Posted by Straycat1911 on Thursday, January 7, 2021 12:07 PM

wpwar11

Happy about the box of plastic that greeted me by the front door this evening.  Anyone build this kit?  I heard wonderful things about it.  Any of you guys have any pointers before I dive into this thing?

 

There will be a ledge at the meeting point between parts B4 and B17. Don't waste your time sanding/filling; it's supposed to be there. 

I agree with the comment on the tight fit. Test fit everything beforehand. 

I'be built four, 3 A's and a D and they're the best kits I've ever built. Got one more A temporarily stalled in the build line and three more A's and a D in the stash. 

Enjoy!

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