I just got the new OIF boxing of Fujimi's F-14D Tomcat in 1/72 scale. I had read (in the FineScale Modeler F-14 kit roundup some months back, and elsewhere) that this kit was an accurate representation of the D version, but I have my doubts. The bang seats and instrument panels are clearly of the A type. Also, there is no difference in the rear fuselage between the D and A version Fujimi kits I have, just different nozzles. In contrast, the Hasegawa kit has these little extension parts for the rear fuselage that blend smoothly into the new nozzles. So what's going on:
Did I have bad info on the accuracy of the kit? Were earlier boxings of the kit accurate, and this one isn't? Or am I just nuts, and that's what the fuselage is supposed to look like?
The kit appears to include all of the parts to make a mid-to-late F-14A if the D version is no good, so all is not lost, but I'm still disappointed (since I ordered two kits). Any thoughts?
P.S. If I wanted to make an F-14B, is that basically a late F-14A in front and an F-14D in back?