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1/32 scale F-105G/F
Corrected Fin and Rudder




Cutting Edge Modelworks


S u m m a r y
Catalogue Number and Description CEC32152- F-105G/F Corrected Fin and Rudder
Price: each USD$23.99 from Meteor Productions website
Scale: 1/32
Contents and Media: Three pieces in grey resin
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Accurate; excellent casting; improvement over kit parts
Disadvantages: Serious nose weight required!
Recommendation: Recommended


Reviewed by Rodger Kelly

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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
F-105G kit.

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 problem.

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.

Cutting Edge Modelworks products are available from Meteor Productions Website

Text and Images Copyright 2004 by Rodger Kelly
Page Created 27 October, 2004
Last updated 28 October, 2004

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