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TAMIYA F-14A TOMCAT – THE BEST OF THE BEST

After the video review and several weeks of work, here is Tamiya's fantastic 1:48 F-14A Tomcat.

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If you’ve watched the video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpUvWYd0Brc – you will know how impressed I was initially with this kit – now that it’s finished, those feelings are only amplified. This kit is simply the best 1:48 kit I have ever built. I’ve included here a shot of my bench showing that I built almost the whole thing as a series of sub-assemblies, that were painted and then brought together at the end.
 
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The fit and precision is so good, many of these parts, including the nose, underfuselage fins, canopy, wings and wing seals, are not glued in place, friction and design holding them together. I’ve never built a kit that is so cleverly designed and fits so well.
Should you wish to see more of this, an in-depth feature will appear in the November 2016 edition on Tamiya Model Magazine.
 
I hope you like it! 🙂
 
 
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I'm formerly the editor in charge of Military In Scale magazine and latterly, Model Airplane International. Editing duties to one side, I'm now a full-time modelmaker with Doolittle Media, working to supply modelling articles and material for a number of their group titles, including MAI and Tamiya Model Magazine International. I'm also an avid fan of Assassin's creed, Coventry City FC and when the mood takes me, a drummer of only passing skill. Here though, you'll find what I do best: build models and occassionally, write about them!

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