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F-4 Phantom II Intake FOD Covers

AMS Resin 1/32 F-4 Phantom II Intake FOD Covers First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review October 2007 Manufacturer AMS Resin
Subject F-4 Phantom II Intake FOD Covers (Tamiya kit) Scale 1/32
Kit Number 32006 Media Resin
Pros Designed for any of the Tamiya 1/32 Phantoms Cons
Skill Level Intermediate MSRP (USD) $10.00

First Look

If you've been keeping up with recent events, you've seen the nice array of AMS Resin detailed resin cockpits for the Revell/Monogram, Kinetic, and FM/Heller F-84F kits as well as for the FM/Heller RF-84F kits. Well AMS Resin didn't stop there. They've been working on a variety of new subjects, and this set takes care of another pet peeve out there in the modeling world.

F-4 Phantom II Intake FOD Covers

The Tamiya 1/32 scale F-4 Phantom II kits are still the best Phantoms in any scale for overall quality and detail. Nevertheless, one of the weaknesses of the Tamiya Phantoms is looking down the intakes. There are aftermarket options to fix this which include seamless ducts that curve realistically to the front of the engines, but some modelers don't want to go to all of the time and trouble of modifying the kit. There is another solution!

AMS Resin has created crisply detailed resin FOD covers for your intakes. No need for surgery or mods to the kit, just insert these into the intakes just like the real covers, and you're finished. Oh yes, you might want to paint them first...

These intakes are good for all of the Tamiya Phantoms and are not designed for the Revell kits. This is a simple conversion to help cover up those empty intake ducts.

Recommended for experienced modelers!

My sincere thanks to AMS Resin for this review sample!