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Unboxing the New Tamiya F-14A
staff_Jim
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Posted: Friday, August 19, 2016 - 12:53 PM UTC
Ernie Gee gives us his impressions of the new Tamiya F-14A Tomcat in 1/48 scale. This is a sweet new tool kit with all that you have come to expect from the Japanese model maker.

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Posted: Friday, August 19, 2016 - 02:22 PM UTC
Jim

Thanks for the preview, always wanted to build a Tomcat since I was young, and this may be the one. Now just to wait till it is released.

Kevin
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Posted: Saturday, August 20, 2016 - 10:09 AM UTC
tamiya release this 1/48 kit of the grumman-f-14a-tomcat. the first was released several years ago. in 1/32 scale.
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Posted: Saturday, August 20, 2016 - 10:39 AM UTC
Nice,it's good to see the missiles included,there was speculation they wouldn't be included.I will weigh this carefully with the AMK kit and make a decision which is best for me.It is exciting to have two quality new kits to choose from.Again,the Golden age of modeling.
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Posted: Sunday, August 21, 2016 - 04:26 AM UTC
I have built several Tomcats in my "youth" but never managed to build one as a "serious" modeller. I think now it is definitely time for a Tomcat for me again with this kit. I personally like the Tamiya kit engineering philosophy. Not overengineered but with reasonable details and still easy to build.
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Posted: Monday, August 22, 2016 - 12:56 AM UTC
1st pre-order price I have seen $86.99 wonder what the AMK will be !!


http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXGFNU&P=FR&gclid=CL6QptOI1c4CFcxbhgodirIK-w


I also noticed that Lucky-Model and Hobby Easy have it for $68.00 also
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Posted: Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 07:50 AM UTC
Thanks for the great review. You were very thorough, which is good. I hope to see many more reviews that measure up to your high standards.