Superscale 72-171: F-14A Tomcats

Units: See review


Long out of production


Scott Van Aken

Here is a real oldie; probably 30 years old if it is a day. The sheet covers three F-14A Tomcats in the light gull grey and white scheme with a tan radome. No kit is specified, but in those days one was pretty well limited to perhaps the Airfix kit and an old Monogram offering. You'll notice that some sort of printing error has made the blues quite blotchy. This pretty well leaves only one scheme that can be done straight from the sheet though you could do one other if you cut out the damaged sections.

First up is  from VF-143 'Pukin Dogs'. This one is a CAG bird so has some additional colors on the fin tip.

Next is the Bicentennial aircraft from the West Coast training unit, VF-124.

The third is from VF-32, which was aboard the USS JFK at this time.

The sheet also includes data for all three aircraft, including the rather short lived extra intake warning that went on the side of the intake next to the fuselage. No insignia as Superscale/Microscale had plenty of insignia sheets around!

 April 2007

Thanks to me for the review sheet

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