Furball Decals FDS 4820: Colors and Markings of the F-14 Tomcat part XI




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Review By:

Scott Van Aken


Twelve options


This set is another collaboration between Furball Aero Design and Detail and Scale. It provides twelve options for the F-14A Tomcat during its time with VF-114, a unit that was disestablished in April 1993 after 48 years of continuous service. The set covers all of the schemes worn by the F-14 from the light gull grey over white scheme to the overall gull grey and the Tactical Paint Scheme.

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. Note that the bands really are orange it is just that my scanner made them more red.

So here is what's on the sheet.

F-14A 159852, USS Kittyhawk, 1976 (NH 100)

F-14A 159862, USS Kittyhawk, 1976 (NH 105)

F-14A 159852, USS Enterprise, 1984 (NH 1000)

F-14A 159864, USS Enterprise, 1988 (NH 101)

F-14A 159856, USS Enterprise, 1987 (NH 101)

F-14A 159608, USS Enterprise, 1988 (NH 100)

F-14A 159637, USS Lincoln, 1990 (NH 100)

F-14A 161615, USS Lincoln, 1991 (NH 107)

F-14A 161609, USS Lincoln, 1991 (NH 100) “Vark of Arabia” nose art

F-14A 161603, USS Lincoln, 1991 (NH 110)

F-14A 159833, USS Lincoln, 1992 (NH 105)

F-14A 162598, USS Lincoln, 1992 (NH 100) Below is a photo I took of this plane.


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.

June 2020

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