Here is Fujimi's 1/48 F-14A Tomcat kit. At the time this kit was built (1986), I thought Fujimi's offering of the Tomcat was the best out there. Hasagawa hadn't dazzled us yet with a Tomcat and that wasn't to happen until several years later.
This kit was "modernized" with a "current" 1986 paint job and markings for VF-142 - USS Eisenhower.
The kit has Monogram ejection seats
and Hasagawa Pilot and RIO figures in the cockpit. After a the Academy F-14 was
released, I use the external tanks and put them on this kit.
Photos and text © by Steve Eggers