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Revell F-14D Super Tomcat
Tin_Can
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Florida, United States
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Posted: Monday, October 14, 2002 - 09:14 AM UTC
I guess I opted for some self-punishment today and picked this kit up because it was half-off...can't go wrong for 8 bucks....can you? Anybody built this? Input appreciated.
Whiskey
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Monday, October 14, 2002 - 10:15 AM UTC
If you have built the Revell F-14A then there isnt much difference in the kits.By that I mean all they did was take the A kit and add the D parts to it.The downside of it is you will have to do some updating on it to actually make a D if you dont want to go straight OOB.
There is a featured Tomcat on www.aircraftresourcecenter.com under F-14's and its the black VX-9 Vampires one.He did a pretty sweet job.
sfilak
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New York, United States
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Posted: Monday, October 14, 2002 - 12:11 PM UTC
Hi Bryan-

Glutton for punishment? I'll say! Seriously though, the kit can be built, but as Zack says, it's going to need a lot of work, and suffers from some serious fit problems, as well as warping of some of the major parts. Then there's the panel re-scribing (if you're into that sort of thing, as I am). In addition, there is a very large raised mold line on the top of my fuselage, and the molds are starting to show their age, with flash on many of the parts.

Another possiblity would be to use the exhausts, ECM blisters, NACA gun vents, and the double barreled TCS pod, and graft them to the Academy F-14A kit. It ,too, has a few problems, but with a little pre-planning, goes together a lot easier than the Revell kit. I've been contemplating this myself to build a 'B', but I have to clear the other two 'A's off of my bench first. Plus, if you decide to do this, you'll still have enough parts left over from the two kits to build an 'A' withe the Revell kit, if you like.

Just a suggestion........
Tin_Can
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Florida, United States
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Posted: Monday, October 14, 2002 - 03:23 PM UTC
I don't necessarily mind the work...I think it makes adds to the finished product. It can't be any worse than the amt/ertl F-18 I did...lol! I'll have to checkout that build over at ARC...thanks.
TOMCAT14
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Warszawa, Poland
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Posted: Tuesday, October 15, 2002 - 07:13 PM UTC
Hi Guys , I'm the New in this mighty Group , but I know what it means hard work with F-14 Tomcat by Revell . I had no strength to end this model but I put to much work for now with My F-14 A and this give me a litlle force( this is very similar to F-14 D without TCS/Pod / I'm not sure but cocpit is the same - and You must upgrade this for Yourself to D version) . I joined the plastic cocpit with Eduard Photoetched parts - and it's look lovely but for now I works with panel lines to change structure for recesed standard - and that for ME is like Nightmare.
To be positive I buy F-20 Tigershark from Hasegawa - this model is very easy to kit , maybe after this I return to F-14 A . But be patient

Best Regards
Artur
Envar
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Uusimaa, Finland
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Posted: Tuesday, October 15, 2002 - 07:38 PM UTC
Welcome to the best modeling site in the web TOMCAT14!



Toni
TOMCAT14
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Warszawa, Poland
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Posted: Tuesday, October 15, 2002 - 08:58 PM UTC
Hi ,

Yes it's true is the Best Web Site , and the best Talk Groups .
About the subject of this forum , F-14 D Tomcat -in 1:72 , can anyone help me to find SJU7 Ejection Seats -resin to My Doll - any company ?

ps: see Poland Modeler Site www.modelarstwo.org.pl

My private mailto:tomcat@eranet.pl
mavrick1124
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Alabama, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, October 15, 2002 - 11:02 PM UTC
Tin-Can, you are in for a ride. It isn't the worst out there, but far from the best. My oldest son has built both the A and the D, they didn't turn out too bad. Myself, I'll stick to the 1/32 scale. Did you get the pics of the T-cat? Mavrivk1124
Tin_Can
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Posted: Wednesday, October 16, 2002 - 10:00 AM UTC
Yeah Mavrick, I got'em. They look good. I wasn't sure if I had emailed you a reply back or not...sorry!
Tin_Can
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Florida, United States
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Posted: Thursday, October 17, 2002 - 11:23 AM UTC
Came across this site while researching for the F-14D build and thought you all might be interested in it as a future reference:
http://www.anft.net/f-14/index.htm
Whiskey
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Thursday, October 17, 2002 - 04:19 PM UTC
Hey its MATS!I havent been to that site in a while.Also check out
www.topedge/alley.com
ShadowAC119
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United States
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Posted: Sunday, November 03, 2002 - 01:26 PM UTC
Food for thought, but Revell AG makes a super-nice F-14D in /72, it's worth the $16 I paid!



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Tin_Can
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Posted: Sunday, November 03, 2002 - 02:05 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Food for thought, but Revell AG makes a super-nice F-14D in /72, it's worth the $16 I paid!
Shadow



I have never built a modern jet in 1/72 scale but would like to. I have shyed away from that scale because of bad experiences with WWII subjects in 1/72 mainly because they were so small and hard on the eyes. How is the quality on the modern jet 1/72 kits?
TOMCAT14
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Posted: Sunday, November 03, 2002 - 08:16 PM UTC
Hi Guys ,

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How is the quality on the modern jet 1/72 kits?

Is hard to say about all sets , but if You want something with lots and lots of parts , high quality I would advice some of Revel new production - F-16 CJ , F-15 E ( Hasegawa prepacking) , Tornados ( very nice decals of TigerMeet Machines ) , F-14 D , F-4 , A-10 ... stayaway from F-18 ( old Italeri ) . Price of Revell sets also are good for modelers budget .
If we want something from high level ( about price ...) - Hasegawa and Fujimi gives as a hand - Hasegawa F-111's , F-15's(from K-series) , F-14's(from K-series), F-16's,F-18's, AV-8B, EA-6B , Fujimi F-14 's (I think the best on the market) , A-6 Intruders - Those sets include many of parts , but in the end when we watching how they present after our hard work - it's worth it .... / 1/72 scale MANIAC /

Best Regards