You typically get what you pay for! A cheap price for a “damaged box” Tamiya F-14D was actually much more damaged than just the box…
Correcting that damage made the assembly much more time consuming than normal as I had to work slowly and in stages to correct not only the cracks but also the warped parts too.
There’s likely more filler than most would use on a Tamiya kit, but some of the damage was too great to get a perfect fit in some areas. Nonetheless the main fuselage is practically finished and I’m quite happy with the engines.
Next is the forward fuselage and cockpit. Stay tuned!
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