Mickey Simons' F-14A

This is a very nice kit by Takara from the early 1980s. Recessed panel lines, a pretty good fit, nice details, and good decals. It is also the first kit in years that I almost entirely spray painted (using cans), because a good finishing was difficult to achieve using only brush painting. Colors used were Tamiya AS-16 light grey (USAF) and TS-27 matt white, plus assorted details with the brush (the black was also done by brush).Initially I had wanted to give it a flat coat, but some testing showed that the decals were visble more with flatcoating than without (!).

A build report (in Dutch) can be found here.