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F-4 Slotted Stabilators w/o Stiffeners

Cutting Edge 1/32 F-4 Slotted Stabilators w/o Stiffeners First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review July 2007 Manufacturer Cutting Edge
Subject F-4 Slotted Stabilators w/o Stiffeners Scale 1/32
Kit Number CEC32197 Primary Media Resin
Pros Early styled slotted stabs prior to upgrades with surface stiffener (scab) plates Cons  
Skill Level Intermediate MSRP (USD) OOP

First Look

Thanks to the recent conversions produced by Cutting Edge for the 1/32 scale Tamiya F-4J and F-4C/D Phantom II kits, we now have some additional 'raw material' available for those AMS special projects. This release replicates the early slotted stabilators that equipped the USAF, USN, and USMC F-4s as well as many of the Phantoms exported to other air forces.

F-4 Slotted Stabilators w/o Stiffeners

This conversion to render the Tamiya 1/32 F-4J into the F-4B/N required the kit's stabilators to be changed from slotted to unslotted types. These unslotted stabilators are now available separately should you want to backdate or enhance your 1/32 Tamiya or Revell Phantom kits.

Like the commercial says, this conversion is so simple, even a caveman can do it...simply swap the kit stabs with these resin replacements. You will have to install your own mounting pins, but that is why I still reflect a minimum of an intermediate skill level to get the most out of this set.

My sincere thanks to Meteor Productions for this review sample!

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