Now AMK’s 1/48 F-14D is finally here, I’m going to build it side-by-side with Tamiya’s recent F-14D release. The Tamiya is said to be a lovely kit, and I recently enjoyed AMK’s Mig-31, so this ought to be fun. I bought both kits myself, and this is the first time I have built either, so you’ll be getting my honest impressions as I go, desk to keyboard with no filters in the way.
Tamiya’s big Corsair has a well-deserved reputation for being one of the best, if not the best, plastic model kits ever created. There’s little point in me doing a review of the sprues or construction, so I’m just going to walk you through my approach to painting it.