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F-104G/J Avionics Bay Set

Anyz 1/48 F-104G/J Avionics Bay Set First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review September 2020 Manufacturer Anyz
Subject F-104G/J Avionics Bay Set Scale 1/48
Kit Number AN047 Media Resin
Pros Sharp 3D-printed details Cons Nothing noted
Skill Level Intermediate MSRP (USD) $29.95 w/free shipping in the USA

First Look

Anyz continues to amaze me with how 3D printing technology can do some things better than injection molding or cast resin. This set is designed to transform the avionics bay that sits behind the cockpit of the F-104G/J and is designed as a drop-in replacement for the kit part in Kinetic's 1/48 F-104G or F-104J Starfighter kits.

F-104G/J Avionics Bay SetF-104G/J Avionics Bay SetF-104G/J Avionics Bay Set

The left image is the instruction sheet that shows that this set provides two additional black boxes for the inside the avionics bay hood and the placement intructions for those separately printed detail parts that fit into the holes of each avionics module. If you look on Anyz's website or his Facebook page, you can see this gem painted and ready for installation, including cablnig and stencils, both of which are available separately. The stencils are on sheet AN020 I believe. The second photo shows the relative size of this set next to a small Tamiya paint bottle, while the third shows just how sharp the details are on the Anyz part compared to the Kinetic kit part. If you go to the trouble to bring lots of details inside the cockpit of the Kinetic kit, it would be a shame to have an otherwise bland avionics bay visible behind it!

Check this set out at the HobbyZone USA website and they offer each set with free shipping! For the rest of the world, Anyz products are available here.

My sincere thanks to HobbyZone USA for this review sample!