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F-14A Tomcat

by Scott Sampley

 

Grumman F-14A Tomcat

 


Revell's 1/32 scale F-14A Tomcat is available online from Squadron.com

 

Description

 

The photos are of my Revell 1/32 scale F-14A Tomcat that was built about 6 years ago and is still on prominent display in my collection.

The model took me about 4 months of on again, off again work and is basically built out of the box with only minor modifications. This kit requires a lot of patience to get right but is worth every penny of the $35 it cost to purchase! Needless to say the molds must have been getting tired by the time mine was issued because there was a great deal of flash to contend with, I must have gone through 20 flexi-files while building it!

The paint finish is Model Master enamel sealed with a couple of coats of Testors Glosscoat lacquer prior to decaling; and then another on top of the decals to seal them and make this bird shine a bit. Decals are from VF-84's marking from Superscale and the Superscale high-vis stencils were also applied. Total time taken to apply all of the decals was about 4 evenings, there are a lot of stencils on these aircraft. Weathering is a wash of oil paint and turpenoid with particular attention paid to the lower parts of the aircraft.

Overall I really enjoyed this project and think it was well worth the price paid for the kit. I have had many people comment on my "Tamiya" Tomcat when they see it and it really brings a smile to my face to tell them that it's really the Revell kit. I guess it just shows what patience and a bit of detailing can get you.

 

 

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Model, Images and Text Copyright 2001 by Scott Sampley
Page Created 05 December, 2001
Last Updated 04 December, 2001

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