Building The AMK F-14D Super Tomcat : 1/48 Scale : Basic Step By Step Video Build

1/48 AMK F-14D Super Tomcat

F-14D Super Tomcat

  • Manufacturer: AMK
  • Scale: 1/48
  • Step By Step Level: Basic
  • Presented By: William Boudreau
  • Number of Episodes: On going
  • Camera Angels: 3
  • Camera Definition: Full HD
  • PE Parts Used: Yes
  • Painting Mask Used: No
  • Resin Parts Used: No
  • Kit Used No: 88009

The Grumman F-14 Tomcat is an American carrier-capable supersonic, twin-engine, two-seat, twin-tail, variable-sweep wing fighter aircraft. The Tomcat was developed for the United States Navy’s Naval Fighter Experimental (VFX) program after the collapse of the F-111B project. The F-14 was the first of the American Teen Series fighters, which were designed incorporating air combat experience against MiG fighters during the Vietnam War.

The F-14 first flew on 21 December 1970 and made its first deployment in 1974 with the U.S. Navy aboard USS Enterprise (CVN-65), replacing the McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II. The F-14 served as the U.S. Navy’s primary maritime air superiority fighter, fleet defense interceptor, and tactical aerial reconnaissance platform into the 2000s. The Low Altitude Navigation and Targeting Infrared for Night (LANTIRN) pod system was added in the 1990s and the Tomcat began performing precision ground-attack missions.

In the 1980s, F-14s were used as land-based interceptors by the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force during the Iran–Iraq War, where they saw combat against Iraqi warplanes. Iran claimed their F-14s shot down at least 160 Iraqi aircraft during the war (only 55 of these confirmed, according to historian Tom Cooper), while 16 Tomcats were lost, including seven losses to accidents.

The Tomcat was retired by U.S. Navy on 22 September 2006, having been supplanted by the Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet. Several retired F-14s have been put on display across the US. The F-14 remains in service with Iran’s air force, having been exported to Iran under the Pahlavi regime in 1976. In November 2015, reports emerged of Iranian F-14s flying escort for Russian Tupolev Tu-95, Tu-160, and Tu-22M bombers on air strikes in Syria.

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Cockpit Construction : Building The AMK F-14D Super Tomcat : 1/48 Scale : Video Build : Episode.1

Here we have Bill’s very first step by step video build of AMK’s F-14D Super Tomcat in 1/48 scale, he gets started with building the cockpit, showing you some nice basic techniques, he also looks into making your own cloth for ejection seats and gets down to some priming.

Special Tools: Airbrush

Consumables: Tamiya extra thin cement

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In Box Review : F-14D Super Tamcat : AMK : 1/48 Scale Model

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Cockpit Details : Building The AMK F-14D Super Tomcat : 1/48 Scale : Video Build : Episode.2

Bill brings us episode 2, by starting of with getting the cockpit ready for decaling up the instrument displays, which shows us how nice they can be, he also starts some weathering to bring the cockpit to life and placing the cockpit inside the front fuselage.

Special Tools: Airbrush

Consumables: Micro Sol & Set

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In-Take Seems : Building The AMK F-14D Super Tomcat : 1/48 Scale : Video Build : Episode.3

Time for bill to do some filling, he gets going with Mr surfacer and cement-s and shows us how to remove them ejector pin marks, and seem line you get inside air intakes.

Special Tools: Sanding sticks

Consumables: Mr.Cement-s & Mr Surfacer

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Fuselage Assembly : Building The AMK F-14D Super Tomcat : 1/48 Scale : Video Build : Episode.4

Moving along with constructing the complex shape that is the F-14 Tomcat, bill guides you though how to build the fuselage section in all its complexities, this is then followed by how to remove ejector pin marks using squadron putty and the right files for the job.

Special Tools: Sanding sticks

Consumables: Tamiya Extra Thin Cement

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Filling & Scribing : Building The AMK F-14D Super Tomcat : 1/48 Scale : Video Build : Episode.5

In this episode bill shows use mixing putty, this will allow you to get the putty just right to fill in them seem lines, this is followed by sanding and wet sanding the seem line, he then moves in to some scribing, and begins the process of get your model ready for spraying.

Special Tools: Sanding sticks / Tamiya : Plastic Scriber II

Consumables: Humbrol : Model Filler : 31ml Tube

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