Cutting Edge 1/48 F-111A/C/EF-111A Triple Plow I Seamless Intakes First Look
|Date of Review||April 2007||Manufacturer||Cutting Edge|
|Subject||F-111A/C/EF-111A Triple Plow I Seamless Intakes||Scale||1/48|
|Kit Number||CEC48514||Primary Media||Resin|
|Pros||Seamless intakes for the Academy 1/48 F-111 series||Cons|
|Skill Level||Intermediate||MSRP (USD)||OOP|
Cutting Edge has been really stepped up their line of seamless intakes and this release is one of their latest masterpieces.
Designed for the earlier versions of the Academy 1/48 F-111 kits, specifically the F-111A, F-111C, or EF-111A kits. If you are building the Academy 1/48 F-111E, F-111F, or FB-111A, you'll need the Triple Plow II intake set from Cutting Edge (CEC48525). This set was not designed for the Monogram F-111 kits, if you want to try them in those kits, you're on your own...
The engine faces, splitter plates, and intake bullets are molded in gray resin while the ducts are molded in white to save you a step or two as you'd otherwise have to paint the duct yourself. See how nice it is to see that seamless ducting and the compressor face at the end?
This is a nice enhancement to any of the Academy 1/48 F-111 kits listed above and will ease your workload if you've been dreading the prospect of filling and painting inside those intake trunks.
My sincere thanks to Meteor Productions for this review sample!