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Showa Pop! 1/72 Macross Zero F-14!

Showa Pop! 1/72 Macross Zero F-14!
By Leonardo Flores

I don't want to say too much as I want to wait until I watch Macross Zero before I do any kind of review of my most recent purchase, Hasegawa's Limited Edition release of the Macross Zero marked 1/72 F-14 model kit from 2002.

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Being a huge Macross and F-14 Tomcat fan this was my dream model kit releases ever! Its been hell trying to locate one of these kits as they never appear on the second hand market, myself only seeing one for sale on Y-Auctions for 7000yen. Who would of thought I would have been able to pick it up here in California at Frank & Sons. I love getting a deal but this was one of those times when I just had to pay for it.

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Sadly Hasegawa's F-14 is an outdated kit, although the shape it correct the kit has raised panel lines and the mold is outdated compared to today's kits. Most likely I'm going to build the Fujimi kit as the kit seems to be the best on the market. Academy from Korea also has a special edition Jolly Rogers marked F-14 kit and I plan to pick that up for my Macross collection. Tamiya or Hasegawa really need to step up to the plate and release some new kits of one of the best aircraft to ever be in the USA Navel aviation inventory.

Look for a 1/72 Tomcat shootout reviews here on CollectionDX!

Posted 23 May, 2011 - 13:35 by Showapop