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F-14A Model: How to Build Tamiya’s F-14A Tomcat Model

By Glenn Hoover
RELATED TOPICS: BOOK | AIRCRAFT
FSMNP0418_27
Comments: Softcover, 144 pages, black-and-white and color photos and illustrations

ISBN:
978-1-9795-3181-8

Price:
$27.99

Publisher:
Glenn Hoover Plastic Model Builds LLC


From the publisher:
“This book contains detailed instructions on building the F-14A Tomcat 1/48 scale model aircraft from Tamiya. A spiral-bound version is also available at glennhoovermodels.com. I take the model kit instructions from Tamiya and break them into individual steps. I reorder the steps so the small pieces (antennas, etc.) are assembled last, reducing the risk of damage while building the model.

"Steps are organized to insert the paint and decal steps in the best spots. I also incorporate Eduard’s photo-etch sets 48909, 48910, 49805, and 49806 with Tamiya’s instructions; as most modelers know, it can be tricky to go back and forth between the model kit instructions and the aftermarket kit instructions, so I took out the guesswork and did that for you. The PE steps are colored in yellow, making them easy to skip if you just have the basic model. This book provides a little history of the Tomcat, photos of the model kit contents including the photo-etch frets, a detailed list of tools that I used to build this model, along with a list of paints.

“I provide an index of the individual sprue parts that show where in the book the part is mentioned. This index was a great way to make sure that no pieces were overlooked. Finally, there are several pages of in-process photos with assembly tips and the final photos of my build for reference.”


FSM says:
What Glenn said — a comprehensive, easy-to-read guide to building Tamiya’s kit.

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