Was a return to Tamiya’s wonderkit all I hoped it would be? Yes and then some…
In 2016, I was fortunate to have been asked to build a white box of the Tamiya F-14A Tomcat for TMMI, and at the time I described it as the best 1:48 kit I’d ever built. Fast forward 18 months and I thought I’d have another go, this time using some of Eduard’s upgrades and also Furball’s stunning decals, the latter allowing me to complete the aircraft in arguably my favourite scheme, the black-nosed early colours of VF-41 ‘Black Aces’. Well, it’s now done for the next MAI and a staring role in my display. So, have I changed my mind about the kit? Not a bit of it – it’s every bit as stunning as I considered it to be in 2016. Hmm, I wonder if I should build a third..? 🤔
Pre-orders gobble up the initial print run of this new book – if you want one, now is the time to place an order!
Would you like a simple guide to the building and painting of this new kit? I just may have the thing for you… Continue reading