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F-4B Phantom Upgrade Sets (for Tamiya)

1:48 Eduard

 

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There is no doubt the new F-4B from Tamiya is a great looking kit.  Eduard's new range of sets are here to improve on the kit detail in the usual modular manner.  Get what you want for the areas you want to be more of a focal point.  As usual with Eduard's Photo-Etch (PE), Brassin resin and Mask sets, they arrive in a flat re-sealable package, with a white backing card protecting the contents and the instructions that are sandwiched between.

 

 

SPACE Cockpit Set (3DL48040)

The Eduard SPACE sets use new 3D printing techniques that lay down successive layers of different colour resin, creating highly realistic almost full complete panels that are supplied on a decal sheet.  They can depict metallic shades, plus glossy, satin and matt colours too, which really ups the detail on everything they print.  In addition, a sheet of nickel-plated and pre-painted PE is included for the aspects of the set that lend themselves better to this medium, such as seatbelts and rudder pedals.

 

The 3D decal sheet contains the main instrument panels with a number of additional shaped panels to be fitted around the cockpit, plus placards and dials aplenty.  The PE sheet has the extensive belts for the Martin Baker Seats along with canopy sills, and mirrors 

 

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Cockpit Update Set (491212)

If you prefer the more standard PE to the new 3D space sets then this set brings us the cockpit details for the F-4B. There is one main colour nickel set for the main cockpit details, and a smaller brass fret for rudder pedals, cockpit sills, canopy mirrors; and strangely for what appears to be a cockpit set 4 exhaust ends for the AIM-4, and AIM-9 missiles.

 

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Seatbelts STEEL (FE1213)

These belts are Photo-Etch (PE) steel, and because of their strength they can be etched from thinner material, which improves realism and flexibility in one sitting.  Coupled with the new painting method that adds perceived extra depth to the buckles and other furniture by shading, they are more realistic looking and will drape better than regular brass PE.  As in the 3D cockpit set above, the small fret contains the extensive seat belts and firing handles for the Martin Baker Seats.

 

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Tface Masks (EX803)

Supplied on a sheet of yellow kabuki tape, these pre-cut masks supply you with a full set of masks for the canopy both inside and out, with compound curved handled by using frame hugging masks, while the highly curved gaps are in-filled with either liquid mask or offcuts from the background tape.  In addition, you get a set of hub/tyre masks for the wheels, allowing you to cut the demarcation perfectly with little effort.

 

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