1/32 scale F-105G/F
Corrected Fin and Rudder
Cutting Edge Modelworks
S u m m a r
Catalogue Number and Description
F-105G/F Corrected Fin and Rudder
USD$23.99 from Meteor
Contents and Media:
||Three pieces in
excellent casting; improvement over kit parts
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New from Meteor Productions is the Cutting Edge
Modelworks resin update CEC32152 F-105G/F105G that contains a corrected
fin and rudder for the Trumpeter
Whilst the Trumpeter F-105 kits are truly magnificent they do have some
shortcomings. One of these is the fin and rudder for the -G. Trumpeter
has correctly identified the difference in height between the -D and –G
fin and rudder, they did however, miss the difference in the chord
between the two marks. The -G fin is wider in chord than the –D.
Fortunately, the fin and rudder are supplied as a
separate piece and the fault can be easily rectified. Cutting Edge has
recognised this and has come up this update set as a solution to the
set is all resin. It comprises three parts. A two-part fin and a rudder.
The fin's intake is supplied as a separate part so it will require
old-fashioned modelling skills to fair it into the fin. I guess that
Modelling edge has gone this way so they could cast it more easily. The
positive side of this approach is that (if you really want to!) you can
hollow out the leading edge of the fin in an effort to make it appear
deeper and more like the intake duct it really is.
Cutting Edge's casting is excellent and there are no pinholes or
miscasts. The casting block is along the leading edge of the fin and the
trailing edge of the intake duct as well as the rudder. Separation of
the parts from the block shouldn't be too difficult in the case of the
fin and rudder but the intake will take more care.
There is no instruction sheet supplied but I guess if you are going to
the trouble and expense of buying this set you would have an
understanding of how to work with resin anyway.
The only downside I can see is that these hefty lumps of resin at the
opposite end of the nose will require more ballast at the other end to
counter the tail sitting problem that will occur but then again, if you
go to the trouble of buying a corrected tail, my bet is that you will be
balancing the nose with a resin cockpit anyway.
The parts come packed in a clear plastic zip-loc bag with the familiar
black and yellow striped header
Nice stuff from Cutting Edge!
Thanks to Meteor Productions for the review sample.
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