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F-14A “Queen of Spades” ( COMPLETED )

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  • Member since
    November 2008
  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Tuesday, August 3, 2021 10:01 PM

The F14A is completed. This Italeri / Testors Kit has good and bad things.

The good:

Great fit

Recessed panel lines

Good molded details in the wheel bays

The bad:

No nose probe, had to drill out a hole for a am pitot tube

No interior canopy details, no rear canopy deck in kit, used a piece of left over pe metal to hold the canopy open.

Pit details including seats have weak details. I used a resin pit and seats for better details.

Gun blast door has the incorrect shape.

Provided missiles are undersized and lack details. I used missiles from the Hasegawa missile 

set.

 

 

 

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Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

  • Member since
    June 2013
Posted by bvallot on Thursday, August 5, 2021 3:14 PM

Very cool PJ! She's looking dressed to kill. Is there a favorite kit for the Tomcat you favor in this scale?  I've heard mixed reviews.

On the bench:  

Tamiya F4U-1  Kenneth Walsh

 

  • Member since
    November 2008
  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Thursday, August 5, 2021 4:09 PM

bvallot

Very cool PJ! She's looking dressed to kill. Is there a favorite kit for the Tomcat you favor in this scale?  I've heard mixed reviews.

 



Thanks bv. I have built Monogram/Revell, Italeri /Testors, Hasegawa and Tamiya Tomcats and the best in fit and details is Tamiya hands down. I do have two Hobbyboss Tomcats in the stash that look impressive in details but will know better once I actually build one of them.

 GIFMaker.org_jy_Ayj_O

 

 

Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

  • Member since
    June 2013
Posted by bvallot on Thursday, August 5, 2021 6:54 PM

Cool. Glad to hear it. Would you recommend any AM for the Tamiya cockpit or cans and such??

On the bench:  

Tamiya F4U-1  Kenneth Walsh

 

  • Member since
    November 2008
  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Thursday, August 5, 2021 7:28 PM

bvallot

Cool. Glad to hear it. Would you recommend any AM for the Tamiya cockpit or cans and such??

 

I  use pe or resin parts only if the details are weak or missing. IMO the Tamiya cat is kick ass fantastic as an OOB build.

 GIFMaker.org_jy_Ayj_O

 

 

Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

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