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1/48 Tamyia F-14A V33 Starfighters


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This was built for my father, with a few special touches as well. First the pilot figure has been painted to look like him and reflect his favorite football program. The VF-33 decals were chosen because in June of 1981 the starfighters began using the F-14. That is significant because I was his first born, June of 81.

Besides all of that, this was my first go at a aircraft, as well as using an airbrush for the first time. Plenty of mistakes were made, this kit is far from perfect, but man I'm pretty proud of it. This won't be my last aircraft. Definitely a blast to build.



























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On 11/25/2021 at 12:54 PM, Farmerboy said:

Brilliant first build and the figures really add to it, you have every reason to be proud, keep building, keep enjoying, that’s what 

its all about, good job!




I'll never be a pro, but I don't strive to be.   I do this for the enjoyment.


On 11/25/2021 at 1:02 PM, Andy Dyck said:

That’s really nice! I like this tabletop very much with these pilots!  Stunning!



Thank you I appreciate that!


On 11/25/2021 at 1:06 PM, dnl42 said:

Fantastic work on your first aircraft and a wonderful gift for your father. 

You hit it out of the park! :clap2:


Thank you!


On 11/25/2021 at 3:08 PM, Sierra Mike Sierra said:

Great job! Your father must love it!


We saw him yesterday and he is still beaming over it.    He does wood working for a hobby and has built a base for it, and having someone do a custom glass enclosure for it.


On 11/25/2021 at 6:08 PM, Duxford1985 said:

Great model and very well done with first model using the airbrush loving the detail and what you have achieved. I am in the same boat. We'll done 👍


I don't know why I stuck to spray cans for so long.   I love the airbrush!


On 11/25/2021 at 8:00 PM, billn53 said:

That’s lovely.  And a great job painting the figures, I’m no good at all when it comes to that.


These were super small, so I could get away with some imperfections.   I know they are there, but dad didn't see them.


On 11/26/2021 at 1:50 AM, Abandoned Project said:

Wow! Your first aircraft and your first time with an airbrush!?! You should be pleased and proud of such a fantastic model. 11 out of 10 for a brilliant result. 


Wow, thank you!   


On 11/26/2021 at 2:24 AM, Hook said:

Lovely!, VF-33 has some great schemes. You did a great job, the weathering looks quite good.






Thank you.   I didn't want to do too much, I think I did just the right amount.


On 11/26/2021 at 4:08 AM, Vince1159 said:

Beautiful looking F-14,lovely job...


Thank you, appreciate it!


On 11/26/2021 at 8:07 AM, Tokyo Raider said:

Love the helmet!  Go Blue!


Bob from Ann Arbor!


Hopefully they get the win today!!!   


On 11/26/2021 at 9:30 AM, HOUSTON said:

:post1: tehSAC..


This IS MY Favorite F-14 build.


 Looking VERY IMPRESSIVE  and looks AWESOME. 



Your Father  will be very proud to have it and the base looks perfect too.







Wow you are too kind!


On 11/26/2021 at 9:42 AM, F-32 said:

Looks like a great build!


Thank you


21 hours ago, exdraken said:

Perfect? No! But close to, YES!


Haha thank you.   To dad its perfect and that's good enough for me.


18 hours ago, Linus said:

Compliments Sir, it is a really great work, keep it up

Cheers linus


Thank you!   I plan on building an F-117 soon that he gave me last night.



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