1/48 Tamiya F-14A Tomcat

Gallery Article by Shawn "phantom" Weiler on May 10 2021

 

      

This is my first Tamiya Tomcat. This kit is SO much better then any Tomcat out there, even Tamiya's own 1/32 scale offering. The kit just falls together, no gaps what so ever. No putty needed.

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I did the scheme from Warbirds decals which was a standard factory painted Tomcat with Canadian flags and a big red and white TOMCAT on the tails. Two planes were tested back in 1977 at CFB Cold Lake. Back when we were looking to buy a new fighter. As nice as the Tomcat, Eagle F-16 and Tornado are, we choose the Hornet. The Hornet is still going 40 YEARS (!) on.

The kit apart from the decals is almost out of the box. The only addition is the camera under the nose taken from a Hasegawa kit. Also shown in two photos are my "what if" CF-14G "Greened" Canadian Tomcat from a couple years back.

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Photos and text by Shawn "phantom" Weiler