F-14 model in 1/32 scale
This page shows pics of the completed model
Left side lower forward panels were
opened, showing the gun area, ammo drum and foldable ladder. The panels
were detailed with fasteners etc and note the weight saving holes in the
Stores also add colour and "life"
to this F-14D model. So fitted are:
The F-14D LANTIRN pod made from an
old bomb with the pattern as seen in the Tamiya F-15E kit, seen below and
Kit's PHOENIX missile was fitted on
lower forward fuselage fairing; (decals supplied are enough for just two
missiles although parts for four are supplied in Revells' kit)
Markings were added for a F-14D from
VF-31 Tomcatters, with a combination of various CAM DECALS
sets , such as CAM decal set no. 32-098. Adaptions were:
The overall kit after getting the
gull grey colour was given a gloss coat of Johnson Clear Floor polish before
applying the various decals, some also coming from the Revell kit such
as the "yellow coloured low visibility" NO STEPS and smaller stencilling.
On the model, in order to prevent
silvering, next before applying a decal at a particular spot,
apply deluted paper "children friendly water based" transparant glue
over the floor polish; that can be removed with ample water and "glues"
the decal after drying in place WITHOUT any silvering air bubbles being
opened left engine panel; note the red cover of the Sparrow missile exhaust
and main u..c and engine panel area (door still to be fitted)
The upper spine larger F-14D antennas
were fitted, made from thin card. The RHAWS antennas below the wing leading
edge fairing as commonly seen on the F-14B's were not added as pictures
showed many F-14D's not to have them. The grey walkways next to the rear
cockpit areas were added, as supplied from CAM decals.
All recessed panels were given a VERY fine treat of light grey paint wash, do not over do it!
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Aug 11, 2003