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F-111D/E/F/G/FB-111A Triple Plow II Seamless Intakes

Cutting Edge 1/48 F-111D/E/F/G/FB-111A Triple Plow II Seamless Intakes First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review April 2007 Manufacturer Cutting Edge
Subject F-111D/E/F/G/FB-111A Triple Plow II Seamless Intakes Scale 1/48
Kit Number CEC48525 Primary Media Resin
Pros Seamless intakes for the Academy 1/48 F-111 series Cons  
Skill Level Intermediate MSRP (USD) OOP

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F-111D/E/F/G/FB-111A Triple Plow II Seamless Intakes
F-111D/E/F/G/FB-111A Triple Plow II Seamless Intakes

Cutting Edge has been really stepped up their line of seamless intakes and this release is one of their latest masterpieces.

Designed for almost any of the Academy 1/48 F-111 kits, specifically the F-111E, F-111F, or FB-111A kits. This set would also be appropriate if you're backdating the F-111E into the F-111D or updating the FB-111A into the F-111G. If you are building the Academy 1/48 F-111A, F-111C, or EF-111A, you'll need the Triple Plow I intake set from Cutting Edge (CEC48514). 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 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!

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