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Unboxing the New Tamiya F-14A
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California, United States
Joined: December 15, 2001
KitMaker: 12,364 posts
AeroScale: 501 posts
Posted: Friday, August 19, 2016 - 12:53 PM GMT+7
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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Staff MemberEditor-in-Chief
Ontario, Canada
Joined: March 06, 2011
KitMaker: 3,695 posts
AeroScale: 413 posts
Posted: Friday, August 19, 2016 - 02:22 PM GMT+7

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.

Puerto Rico
Joined: February 22, 2016
KitMaker: 834 posts
AeroScale: 183 posts
Posted: Saturday, August 20, 2016 - 10:09 AM GMT+7
tamiya release this 1/48 kit of the grumman-f-14a-tomcat. the first was released several years ago. in 1/32 scale.
New Jersey, United States
Joined: June 06, 2006
KitMaker: 4,329 posts
AeroScale: 216 posts
Posted: Saturday, August 20, 2016 - 10:39 AM GMT+7
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.
Bayern, Germany
Joined: January 02, 2011
KitMaker: 279 posts
AeroScale: 239 posts
Posted: Sunday, August 21, 2016 - 04:26 AM GMT+7
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.
New Jersey, United States
Joined: June 06, 2006
KitMaker: 4,329 posts
AeroScale: 216 posts
Posted: Monday, August 22, 2016 - 12:56 AM GMT+7
1st pre-order price I have seen $86.99 wonder what the AMK will be !!


I also noticed that Lucky-Model and Hobby Easy have it for $68.00 also
Indiana, United States
Joined: May 14, 2007
KitMaker: 3,097 posts
AeroScale: 2,250 posts
Posted: Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 07:50 AM GMT+7
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.