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In FineScale Modeler January 2021, I showed how I painted and weathered a Monogram 1/48 scale F-14 to match one at a museum near my house.

Usually, I build the Monogram kit without adding much to it, but this build marked a milestone, the 100th Monogram Tomcat I’ve built since I started modeling at 5. So I wanted to see just how far I could take it, within reason.

While it will never compare to the likes of Tamiya’s recent F-14, with some TLC, the Monogram kit can still hold its own. Here are the modifications, fixes, and improvements I made. Click on the PDF below:
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