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F-14 Remove Before Flight

Eduard, 1/48 scale

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Catalogue Number

Eduard Item No. 49693 - F-14 Remove Before Flight SUPER FABRIC

Contents and media

1x unpainted photo etch frets, 1 textile paper part, instruction sheet provided. Packed in standard Eduard photo etch press seal package.




USD$14.95 plus shipping available online from Eduard’s website

USD$11.96 available online from Squadron

Review Type

First Look


A very comprehensive etch set that will certainly add a good amount of fidelity to the kit.


A general placement guide/diagram could help as a start for positioning these in the correct location.


A very easy set to use that will add some business and visual interest to an F-14, or any other modern aircraft for that matter.

Reviewed by Mick Drover

Eduard's 1/48 scale Remove Before Flight set is available online from Squadron.com




Quite a few manufacturers have joined the list of those that are producing Remove Before Flight (RBF) flags. RBF flags are found on various moving and non moving parts of aircraft to prevent accidents or damage occurring to those parts or systems.



Though this set is labelled specifically for the F-14A, it could probably be used on a variety of airframes. Two different types of photo etch mounting hooks are available and the instruction guide also suggests a wire attachment could also be used.



Construction should be relatively simple. Just remove the fabric strip, crumple it between your fingers and then straighten. Attach the fabric strip to the hook of choice and then anchor to the appropriate airframe location. The only thing I’m not quite sure about is whether an RBF flag has text on both sides. The items supplied here only have the text on one side.





With some manipulation and creativity, a good representation of RBF flags swaying in the breeze could be achieved. Though not a criticism, a general location diagram would be handy to locate the flags on the various parts of the airframe. These are a very handy addition to the toolbox of accessories.

Thanks to Eduard for the samples and images.

Review Text Copyright 2015 by Mick Drover
Page Created 7 May, 2015
Last updated 8 May, 2015

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