S u m m a r y
48-021 (72-051) - F-14A Tomcat
(also available in 1/72 scale)
Contents and Media:
||One A5 decal
sheet with an additional set of Iranian roundels on a small
supplementary sheet and a set of walkway markings on an addendum
sheet. An A3 size, b&w colour scheme and decal placement guide.
printed, thin decals covering some interesting and unusual
subjects as an alternative to the more often seen US Navy
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This sheet from Hi-Decal provides markings for six F-14As in service
with the US Navy and the Imperial / Islamic Iranian Air Force.
aircraft covered are:
F-14A 160339 of the
IRIAF in the new, two tone blue, air superiority scheme.
F-14A 160320 of the
IRIAF in a slight variation of the new, two tone blue, air
F-14A 160365 of the
IRIAF in the standard Asia Minor scheme.
F-14A 160318 of the IIAF
in the standard Asia Minor scheme.
F-14A 160913 from NSAWC of the US
Navy in a version of the IRIAF Asia Minor scheme.
- F-14A 159855 from NSAWC of the US Navy in a four-tone, blue &
grey splinter scheme.
The paint schemes, decal placements and a very brief history for each
aircraft are provided, in black and white, on a large, double sided A3
Acknowledgments, recommended kits and accessories and suggested
references are also listed as well as a colour table with recommended
equivalent colours (or mixes where required) for the Humbrol and Model
Master ranges of paints. Information is also provided for the style of
stenciling used on each of the schemes but, unfortunately, these will
have to be purchased separately from other sources.
Also, having been spoilt of late with the abundance of full colour
instruction sheets with decals these days, the patterns and shadings
used on this b&w sheet make it a little tricky to follow the camouflage
schemes on a couple of the options so you'll need to pay close
The decals themselves look very thin, crisp and appear to be in
perfect register on my sheet.
The only real down side for me is the need to have to buy extra
sheets for the stenciling on these schemes.
Hi-Decal has produced a high quality sheet sheet which gives modellers
some welcome, added variety to do some of the less-covered but perhaps
more interesting schemes on their F-14 kits.
Thanks to Hi-Decal for the review sample
Hi-Decal decals are
available direct from the manufacturer,
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