I don’t want to repaint, nor buy new decals for my old Monogram F-14 which has been in dire need of repairs since the 1990s.
I prefer buying model kits instead… like a second P-61 Black Widow maybe?
This is how my F-14 looked before.
I have started restoring it as you can see here.
With that part of the restoration done, I went looking for ideas on the Internet.
I had already finished restoring my Testors/Italeri SR-71, and my Monogram F-111.
Well sort of…
I had added a missing fin.
I had beefed up the main landing gear using wooden dowels.
I had glued the rear canopy.
The SR-71 needed a pitot tube.
The rest was mostly touching up the black paint.
As for the F-111, I had glued the left panel of the canopy.
The F-111 needed also a pitot tube.
Underwing pylons with bombs were reglued.
And I fashioned a missing front landing gear door.
My 7 year-old grandson was impressed by the lethal look of the F-111 and the swing wings.
Once the F-14 restoration is done, I will be moving on with my next project, Tamiya F4U-1/2 which has been on the to-do list long enough.