Cutting Edge 1/48 F-4E/F/G/EJ Seamless Intakes First Look
|Date of Review||September 2004||Manufacturer||Cutting Edge|
|Subject||F-4E/F/G/EJ Seamless Intakes||Scale||1/48|
|Kit Number||CEC48458||Primary Media||Resin|
|Pros||Drop-in replacements for kit parts||Cons||Careful surgery of Monogram fuselage required|
|Skill Level||Intermediate||MSRP (USD)||OOP|
You can see in the photo how the resin intake literally does drop into the Hasegawa fuselage.
- The resin intake ducts are pre-molded to resin intakes that perfectly replace the kit parts.
- Replacement splitter plates are included.
- The inside of the intake and duct are molded in white, making painting optional (or at least easier).
- The twin J79 engine faces are cast as one part to be installed like a fuselage bulkhead. This makes installation and alignment of the ducts much simpler!
These will be very welcome additions for quarter-scale Phantom Phreaks everywhere. When you see one of these sets installed in the beautiful Hasegawa F-4, the illusion of reality is nicely achieved. If you see one of these parked next to a ‘stock’ F-4 kit on a contest table, the difference will be striking. Recommended!
This is a nicely done enhancement for the Hasegawa kit!
My sincere thanks to Meteor Productions for this review sample!