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Iranian Air Force F-14A Tomcat

Hasegawa F-14A Tomcat 1/48

Hasegawa F-14A Tomcat 1/48 scale kit with Iranian colors.

Extras:

  • Aires F-14A Tomcat Cockpit Set
  • Aires F-14A Tomcat Exhaust Nozzles – Open
  • Aires F-14 Tomcat Wheel Bay
  • Wheelliant F-14A Weighted Wheels
  • Master Model Pitot tube and Angle of attack probe
  • Eduard Brassin AIM-7
  • Eduard Brassin AIM-9
  • Hasegawa Weapons:B AIM-54
  • HI-Decal Line F-14A Tomcat Iranian
  • Scratch Build refueling probe
  • Vallejo Acrylics

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Hasegawa F-14A Assembly And Kit Detail

Hasegawa F-14A Tomcat, 1/48 scale, Iranian Air Force color with some extras.

Box number 07246 Pt46.

Total 294 parts, 6 of them photoetch for canopy and ladder, 6 of them metal part for wheel, and extra rubber tire.

All parts are engraved and nice detailed.

Although i used resin detail set, the detail of orijinal cockpit and wheel bays caught my attention.

Canopy detail with metal parts is really nice. No addition is need for that area. But clear part has seamlines along the canopy as standart hasegawa canopy.

Extra two pilot. Each has two head option. Option is Helmet sunvisor open or closed.

With little care air intake can be built seamless.

No chance to assembly sweep variable wing. You should choose sweep forward or sweep back assembly.

If you choose sweep forward wing than you can build the flaps extended. The detail is nice as you see.

Three option for IR Seeker equipment.

Detail of landing gear struts are nice also i added some cable for hydraulic lines detail.

Air brakes can be build deployed but detail is weak in my opinion. Detail of exhaust nozzle also insufficient detailed.

No weapons only pylons, two auxiliary fuel tank and TARPS pod. All loadings are extras.

AIM-9J and AIM-7E are from Eduard Brassin.

AIM-54 Phoenix are from Hasegawa Aircraft Weapons:B

Iranian F-14s has refueling probe with open panel and no detail for that coming from kit. Some scratch building is need for that.

Kit is completed with some extras below:

Short review of some of them:

And after painting of resin cockpit. Note: Aires instrument panels are colorless. You have to paint photoetch instrument panel.

Aires F-14 Tomcat Wheel Bay and after painting.

Canopy seamline is deleted and polished. Front clear part is detailed with clear green color and added some black plastic tape from inside instead of painting.

Front part is glued its place with CA glue and polished again.

Wheelliant F-14A Tomcat Weighted Wheels 148 001 used for tire.

Master Model F-14 Alfa Probe and Angle of Attack Probe AM-48 007 used for pitot.

Aires F-14A Tomcat Exhaust Nozzles- Open 4708 is used for exhaust.

Hi-Decal Line 48-021 is used for Iranian decal. They are really nice and thin.

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North American F-51D Mustang

IMG_4415Tamiya 1/48 scale, box number 61044, F-51D Mustang with El Salvador Air Force color.

All panel lines are engraved and almost no fitting problem as a standart of Tamiya kit.

All detailed information about this kit was published on:

IN PROGRESS page “North American F-51D Mustang – Building Steps”.

Only pilot was used as an extra from another kit.

Nice decals are from Aztec Model. Latin American Mustangs 1 (48/72-014).

All colors are from Vallejo Acrylics.

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