Where to start about this model? Awful. Truly awful. In its defence, it is an old kit, but it is really awful. Monogram designed this kit to match the mock-up of the pre-production aircraft, so it isn't even a proper A version. Bog basic, horrible, awful decals - I used a set by Model Allliance/Aviation Workshop. I have a very nice add-on F-14A for FSX by Iris and it looks great in the Iranian AF colours - so I decided to finish this kit in them. It's only saving grace. Don't bother with this unless you plan to keep it in the box as a collectors item. I gave mine away to the local kids. Did I mention? - it's truly awful!