Furball Decals FDS 4819: Colors and Markings of the F-14 Tomcat part X




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Review By:

Scott Van Aken


Eight options

This set is another collaboration between Furball Aero Design and Detail and Scale. It provides eight optios for the F-14D Tomcat that were painted in the Tactical Paint Scheme. This scheme consists of FS 35237 for the dark color, FS 35320 for the intermediate shade and FS 36375 for the lighter shade. These latter two shades are very close and often difficult to distinguish from each other, especially if the paint has weathered to any degree. In fact, weathering can make the entire airframe seem the same color.

While no specific kit is mentioned (or I missed it), most will go for the Tamiya 1/48 Tomcat, though it should fit other kits in this scale with little or no issue. Usually the problem of fit comes with fin and fuselage bands and stripes. You would think that all 1/48 F-14s are the same, but that is not always the case.

So here is what's on the sheet.

VF-2 F-14D 163898, USS Constellation, 1994 (NE 110).

VF-2 F-14D(R) 161163, USS Constellation, 1995 (NE 100).

VF-2 F-14D 164603, USS Constellation, 1995 (NE 105).

VF-11 F-14D 163900, USS Carl Vinson, 1992 (NK 105).

VF-11 F-14D 164347, USS Carl Vinson, 1992 (NK 104). Here is a photo I took of this plane.

VF-101 (DET. Miramar) F-14D 163894, NAS Miramar, 1992 (AD 100).

Pacific Missile Test Center NF-14D 163416, NAS Point Mugu, 1992

Naval Weapons Test Squadron NF-14D 163416, NAS Point Mugu, 1999 (BH 200).

The sheet provides enough data markings for two planes. However, by also combining some kit markings, you can do many others. A full data placement guide is provided as well. Decals are superbly printed by Cartograf.

January 2020

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