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F-4 Transparent Blue Windscreen Tint Set

Furball Aero-Design 1/48 F-4 Transparent Blue Windscreen Tint Set First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review November 2016 Manufacturer Furball Aero-Design
Subject F-4 Transparent Blue Windscreen Tint Set Scale 1/48
Kit Number FWT-001 Primary Media Acetate
Pros Nice update option Cons Nothing noted
Skill Level Experienced MSRP (USD) $2.99

First Look

Here's an interesting concept from Furball Aero-Design - die-cut colored acetate to replicate the tint of thick or armored glass in aircraft windscreens. This set arrived a while back but was hidden in a stack of books until now. That turned out to be fortuitous as I could not only try this on the Academy 1/48 F-4J on my bench now, I could also try it on the Z-M F-4J windscreen as well. It fits both models perfectly.

While there are no instructions for using this product, I would recommend cleaning both the tinted part and the inside of the windscreen with a lint-free cloth before applying a thin coat of Future to the inside of the windscreen. Position the acetate and work out any bubbles. When the Future dries, you'll have a clear and tinted center panel in your windscreen.

This is a nice alternative to trying to paint tinted clears to the center panel and hope that the color remains uniform after application. The price is right and the product easy to use!

Thanks to Furball Aero-Design Models for the review sample.