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F-104 Starfighter
Exhaust Nozzle


Aires, 1/72 scale


S u m m a r y
Catalogue Number and Description Aires Hobby Models 7114 - F-104 Starfighter Exhaust Nozzle
Price: USD$13.46 from Squadron
Scale: 1/72
Contents and Media: See text below
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Excellent detail and casting; well packaged; scale length afterburner
Recommendation: Highly Recommended


Reviewed by Mick Evans

Aires 1/72 scale F-104 Starfighter Exhaust Nozzle is available online from Squadron.com



Beautifully moulded in the usual pale yellow resin, Aires has captured all of the fine detail of their 1/72 scale F-104 Exhaust nozzle.

The detail from the turbine through to the hot and cold flaps of the exhaust nozzle aperture has been faithfully reproduced. The cold flaps (outer flaps) are so thin they are almost transparent and will need to be handled carefully during removal from the moulding block.

The cooling liner (corrugated area within the afterburner has been captured nicely in the moulding and the length of the afterburner looks to be to scale.

A nice etched metal flame holder is included to be inserted just after the turbine and will add to the exceptional detail already provided.

Assembly is straight forward and even a novice modeller could use this detail set.

Highly Recommended.

Thanks to Aires for the review sample

Text and Images Copyright 2005 by Mick Evans
Page Created 28 June, 2005
Last updated 28 June, 2005

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