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F-4E, EJ, F, G, J, S Phantom
Exhaust Nozzles

Aires, 1/72 scale

 

S u m m a r y
Catalogue Number and Description Aires Hobby Models 7128 - F-4E, EJ, F, G, J, S Exhaust Nozzles
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
Disadvantages:  
Recommendation: Highly Recommended

 

Reviewed by Mick Evans


Aires 1/72 scale F-4 Exhaust Nozzle is available online from Squadron.com

 

FirstLook


Nicely moulded a dark grey resin Aires have captured all of the fine detail of the F4E, EJ, F, G, J, S Phantom Exhaust nozzles in these castings.

These parts have been specifically designed for the Hasegawa kit but I am sure that with some modification they will fit other manufactures Phantoms. The detail from the turbine through to the flaps of the exhaust nozzle aperture has been faithfully reproduced capturing the inner hot flaps, the outer cold flaps and the detail that make up the nozzle. I thought that the detail on the kit nozzles was good until I compared the two. These nozzles certainly have far more detail than the kit nozzles. The exhaust flaps are very thin 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.

Two nicely etched metal flame holders are included to be inserted just after the turbine and will add to the exceptional detail already provided. Assembly is straight forward, but moderate modelling skills will be required to use this detail set as there is some thinning of the plastic required for these exhausts to drop in.

Highly Recommended.
 

Thanks to Aires for the review sample


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

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