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1/72 - McDD F-4EJ Phantom II by Finemolds - schemes+armement set+ moulds+clear sprue - release August 2020

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Finemolds is to release in August 2020 new tool 1/72nd McDD F-4EJ Phantom II kits.

Source: http://www.finemolds.co.jp/202006-08NEW.html

- ref. FP37 - McDD F-4EJ Phantom II JASDF

- ref. FP38 - McDD F-4EJ Phantom II JASDF

 

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Connected or not to the Platz project?

https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235037980-172-mcdonnell-douglas-f-4ej-phantom-ii-new-tool-by-platz-release-in-2019/

 

V.P.

 

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Tamiya does not produce a 1/72 Phantom, of any variant.   These are original FineMolds toolings.

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Says “New Made Products”

Wonder what the provenances of the Buffalo and Bf 109E-7 are?

 

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New molds

Source: https://www.facebook.com/finemolds.co.jp/videos/816205588884924

 

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で、いつも通りF-4EJ&EJ改も、金型から量産までオール国内生産(というかほぼ東三河産)

金型も絶賛加工中です!
良い製品になるよう頑張っていますので、何卒宜しくお願いいたします!

 

V.P.

 

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Schemes

Source: https://www.facebook.com/finemolds.co.jp/posts/2834042573376728

 

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今日発表した新製品
1/72 航空自衛隊 F-4EJ
1/72 航空自衛隊 F-4EJ改

は完全新金型&完全新設計です!
マーキングはそれぞれ2種類付属します。

また、航空自衛隊ミサイルセットも同じく完全新金型&完全新設計、ピトー管セットも新設計&専用設計です(機首ピトー管基部が傘状になってるのが専用設計)

なにとぞご予約をお願いします!!

営業S

New product I announced today
1/72 Air Self Defense Force F-4 EJ
1/72 Air Self Defense Force F-4 EJ revised

Is a complete new gold type & a complete new design!
Each marking belongs to 2 types.

Also, the air self-Defense Force Missile Set is also the same new gold type & fully new design, and the pyo set is also a new design & Exclusive Design (it is a dedicated design that the base of the nose pipe is an umbrella warrant)

Please make a reservation!!

Business s

 

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V.P.

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Great news! Yet another F-4EJ but I'm not complaining. I wonder if Finemolds already has plans for F-4E slatted versions. 

 

I wonder if they had help from this guy who has painstakingly measured nose profiles of the different versions and compared them to current kits. 

 

In any case, very much looking forward to this one!

 

Jay

 

 

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That's nice and all, but how about that 1/20 CNC lathe, and the vertical cutting machine! About time we get a kit of that! (I wouldn't mind building one of those, just for fun.)

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On 4/13/2020 at 7:43 AM, Mountain goat said:

I wonder if they had help from this guy who has painstakingly measured nose profiles of the different versions and compared them to current kits. 

Quite an undertaking by that fellow! I enjoyed his take on the Airfix Phantom, first saying it was very good, and then fixing most of the things that are wrong ... to produce a stunning model.

 

I personally love the Hasegawa 1/72 Phantoms with all their challenges. I was disappointed with the latest Airfix and Academy kits as well as Platz's no-show, so am "highly hopeful" once again, especially given the more-than-fine quality of FineMolds' kits.

 

Gene K

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On 4/13/2020 at 1:46 AM, Homebee said:

Interesting question! Could be a great collaboration between two really good companies ...  I think.

 

Gene K

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I've come across this on the FineMolds FB page. Surprised no one else has posted it.

 

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2 hours ago, baldwin8 said:

 

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 Thanks, this looks really good. Other manufacturers, take note: this is how the splitter plate is supposed to look..! 

 

Jay

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Yes, Jay,  Beyond belief that the Bleed Air Holes are there in such detail. Craig counted 12,500 on each ramp.

 

I don't do Facebook or Tweet, so scoured the challenging FineMolds website looking for additional pictures, and found this most interesting in-progress shot of the molds -- mostly the wings:

 

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I couldn't pick much out:  separate EJ and Kai outer wings; flaps and ailerons molded in; and open Aux Air Doors. Hopefully the speed brakes will be open. 

 

And a couple of other Twitter shots:

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I'm looking forward to more of such shots being posted in the coming weeks. This is one kit I'm super excited to get, and I'm sure it will exceed my expectations!

 

Gene K

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Craig posted some new pictures on another site, and I'm sure he'll will post them here shortly. Added to that:

 

According to Google Chrome's Translate to English feature,  FineMolds  has done mold testing , and adjustments are being made.

 

I also found this WOW on the FineMolds site:

 

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and this:

 

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Trying to figure out what part #13 in the first picture is.

 

Will have a hard time containing myself until the supposed August release.  :penguin:

 

Gene K

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Here you go. I don't know where my time goes sometimes. I will try and post whatever I see and curious what future releases they anticipate.

 

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The pictures show a work of beauty coming to fruition. Amazing detail.

 

23 hours ago, Gene K said:

Yes, Jay,  Beyond belief that the Bleed Air Holes are there in such detail. Craig counted 12,500 on each ramp.

 

I don't do Facebook or Tweet, so scoured the challenging FineMolds website looking for additional pictures, and found this most interesting in-progress shot of the molds -- mostly the wings:

 

6FbEPw8.jpg

 

I couldn't pick much out:  separate EJ and Kai outer wings; flaps and ailerons molded in; and open Aux Air Doors. Hopefully the speed brakes will be open. 

The Kai outer wings being on a separate smaller sprue perhaps makes the possibility of a slatted version more likely. Regarding the speed brakes: maybe I'm not seeing clearly but in the image above I cab only recognise cavities where the landing gear bay should be , however sadly nothing directly behind that, just flatness...

 

Jay

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3 hours ago, Mountain goat said:

The Kai outer wings being on a separate smaller sprue perhaps makes the possibility of a slatted version more likely.

Jay,

Definitely a possibility ...  and hope. I've nudged an aftermarketeer to consider a slat set  should FineMolds indicate no slats coming. Some of us older folks have sets from old paragons like Paragon. 😀

 

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  Regarding the speed brakes ... sadly nothing directly behind that, just flatness...

 

But if that's the "inside of the underside", there could be speed brake recesses on the bottom ... think?   Given FineMolds' penchant for detail, I'll bet they made provisions for the speed brakes. If not, I have a Dremel Tool and a fair number of Monogram pieces in waiting.

 

Gene K

 

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Picked this off the FineMolds website today - Inboard Pylon. Not much, but maybe some other F-4 fans will enjoy following the mold development.

 

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Gene K

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8 hours ago, Gene K said:

Picked this off the FineMolds website today - Inboard Pylon. Not much, but maybe some other F-4 fans will enjoy following the mold development.

Thank you! Please keep them coming! If I had not already seen any other moulds, the detail in that pylon alone would have been a sell. Amazing. Good on FineMolds for sharing this info.

 

Jay

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On 4/13/2020 at 2:43 PM, Mountain goat said:

Great news! Yet another F-4EJ but I'm not complaining. I wonder if Finemolds already has plans for F-4E slatted versions. 

 

I wonder if they had help from this guy who has painstakingly measured nose profiles of the different versions and compared them to current kits. 

 

In any case, very much looking forward to this one!

 

Jay

Indeed his research may have been used: looking at the newer colour scheme side-views; the upper curve of the nose section meets the windscreen in exactly the right way for long-nose Phantoms. I think he's called Soyuyo> Anyway he makes clear the windscreen does not sit atop the forward fuselage as with the short-nosed variants - instead it sits slightly 'buried' between the nose section skin. I would like to place the image explaining all this below - though his website is very much worth visiting if you like Phantoms.

 

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COPYRIGHT SOYUYO

 

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Jay

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2 hours ago, Mountain goat said:

Indeed his research may have been used: looking at the newer colour scheme side-views; the upper curve of the nose section meets the windscreen in exactly the right way for long-nose Phantoms. I think he's called Soyuyo> Anyway he makes clear the windscreen does not sit atop the forward fuselage as with the short-nosed variants - instead it sits slightly 'buried' between the nose section skin. I would like to place the image explaining all this below - though his website is very much worth visiting if you like Phantoms.

 

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COPYRIGHT SOYUYO

 

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Jay

No way that's noticeable in 1/48, even less in 1/72.

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On 5/10/2020 at 3:10 AM, Mountain goat said:

 Please keep them coming!

Here's the latest from FineMolds, Jay.

 

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The drawing references you pointed to are impressive, to say  the least. 

 

Robertone 193 -- If really small details such as the front canopy locations are noted, it highlights that the rest of the drawings are likely as well researched, and as such would be a valuable resource in the reference library  of any company or individual researching a Phantom product ... in my opinion.

 

Gene K

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