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1/72 - Grumman F-14D Tomcat by Great Wall Hobby

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After the Tamiya Awfulschmitt 109ç another original subject...

 - ref. L7203 - Grumman F-14D Tomcat

 

Source: https://hobbylink.tv/the-latest-scale-model-news-from-the-all-japan-model-hobby-show-2017

 

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Source: https://tieba.baidu.com/p/5346848944

 

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Does anybody know anything about this one, I haven't even heard or seen anything on social media. It would be great if they do make one, seeing what their F-15E looks like I'd think they would be able to do a decent job of the Tomcat.

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Hi

 

That is great news

 

It really looks like what will become a beautiful kit. Having in mind their 1/72nd scale F-15E also leads me to the same belief.

I don't know what the connexions between Far East (Chinese?) brands are but some aspects of kit conception and details remind me of the 1/48th scale AMK F-14D kit especially in the wing area. Just hoping we will not have to wait too long

 

Plus a cautious scan of parts seems to indicate that an F-14A kit (including an early block) is to follow (see beaver tail, different wheel types, what looks like two set of tails etc....)

 

Cheers

 

Eric B.

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Fresh test build pics - on display at the All Japan Model & Hobby Show 2018

Source: https://hobby.dengeki.com/event/638944/

 

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Interesting/clever parts breakdown and the version specific frames/sprues suggests more releases in the future. 

Some parts look better executed than on the finemolds kit too. 

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Was this kit ever released?

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1 hour ago, Trenton guy said:

Was this kit ever released?

Not as yet. Still to come.

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I am not 100% convinced by the spoilers/flaps combination.

It does not seem to match the cad drawings and the real aircraft configuration.

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I just hope this doesn't make them take their eye off the ball with the 1/48 kit. We really need GWH to step up as we don't have enough F-14's in 1/48. There's only the Revell, Italeri, Hasegawa, Academy, Fujimi, Hobbyboss and Tamiya kits available. 

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3 hours ago, Robertone139 said:

¥248?

Is that the real price?

What’s that, around 24$?

Around 36USD rather.

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the F-15 comparison is kinda interesting, too bad I can't read chinese and I never understood how baidu board works...

 

Luigi

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I'll probably be keeping an eye on these.  Surprisingly I don't have many (only 1 Tomcat in each scale actually) in my possession right now.

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On 5/3/2019 at 1:24 PM, Nocoolname said:

I just hope this doesn't make them take their eye off the ball with the 1/48 kit. We really need GWH to step up as we don't have enough F-14's in 1/48. There's only the Revell, Italeri, Hasegawa, Academy, Fujimi, Hobbyboss and Tamiya kits available. 

Well, there's Tamiya and then there's all the rest!

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Seems a bit disappointing to be honest. No rivet detail, panel lines are a bit on the thick side. Even the Hasegawa seems to have finer detail and it's 30 years old. Seems like its got nothing against the Fine Molds kit.

 

Shame, because their F-15 is absolutely stunning.

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1 hour ago, Phantome said:

Seems a bit disappointing to be honest. No rivet detail, panel lines are a bit on the thick side. Even the Hasegawa seems to have finer detail and it's 30 years old. Seems like its got nothing against the Fine Molds kit.

 

Shame, because their F-15 is absolutely stunning.

Open the link and look at the pictures of the actual kit. The ones seen in this thread above are of a 3D printed verification, not even close to being representative of the kit. If you look at the linked sprue shots, they are on par with the F-15 kits.

 

Hoops.

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On 6/10/2019 at 3:48 PM, Laurent said:

Around 36USD rather.

36 US $ is not bad considering how much the Hasegawa ones are going for on eBay.

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23 minutes ago, Robertone139 said:

36 US $ is not bad considering how much the Hasegawa ones are going for on eBay.

Speak for yourself, I just landed a Hasegawa 1/48 F-14D for a 'score'. It's now being prepped to soak up a load of AM I had lying around :)

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