Fujimi model in 1/72 scale: kit review & modelling report
|The F-14A model
has now been painted and most major parts are now in place. The model is
very fine and the result up till now very pleasing.
I found some small things to be corrected:
-(1)- the seat floor (#95) was positioned (probably by accident by me) too much forward, the forward seat once placed in position would leave a very small room for the pilot. I removed the seat rails from the seat (#77) and thus could get some 2 mm more space. The mid instrument coaming (#50) thus also need some cutting in order to fit but gave no serious problems. Small gaps were filled with white glue.
-(2)- The canopy etched parts were a bit oversize, especially #XB-2. I trimmed it, otherwise the fine details with the mirrors is very nice indeed.
-(3)- The wings were set in the forward position with extended slats and drooped flaps. A small hole was still present near the inboard flap and the fuselage glove, forward of the "rubber bags" (parts 5/6). I covered it with white glue and painted it grey as the bags.
Next will be
the placement of decals. I still have numerous older sets from
(such as data set 72-119) and other F-14 Tomcat kits and will search for
the best individual decals.
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