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F-105D/F/G Update Set #1

1/32 scale for Trumpeter


Cutting Edge Modelworks


S u m m a r y
Catalogue Number and Description CEC32154 - Big Wheels and Bulged Doors
Price: USD$19.99 from Meteor Productions website
Scale: 1/32
Contents and Media: 6 parts in grey resin
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Improved shape compared to kit parts; excellent casting; good engineering (for parts removal)
Disadvantages: Chunky casting block on nose piece.
Recommendation: Recommended


Reviewed by Brett Green

HyperScale is proudly sponsored by Meteor Productions




Ongoing discussion on Plane Talking and other model forums suggests that some modellers care passionately about accurate details on model aircraft; some modellers believe equally passionately that a recognizable outline is perfectly adequate; while many others fall between the two.

There is no right and wrong in this debate. While there may be rules for competitions, there are no rules for our hobby as a whole. Indeed, it is not one hobby - every modeller can have a different interpretation of what the hobby means to them.

Likewise, of those who do want to correct a model's problems, some have impressive scratchbuilding skills and the time to apply them, while others might prefer to buy an after market item.

For modellers who fall into the latter category, Cutting Edge has released an update set for Trumpeter's 1/32 scale F-105D/F/G kits. The main elements are a replacement nose cone of improved shape and a corrected ventral fillet. The parts in my sample are perfectly cast.

Installation of all the parts will be a very simple matter. Indeed, the nose cone has been cast with a recessed lip to help ensure a positive connection with the fuselage. The nose cone is slightly more bulged than the kit part, imparting a noticeable improvement to the pointy end of the F-105. The ventral fillet is also more accurate than the somewhat undernourished kit part.

This is a straightforward update set that will help the profile of Trumpeter's big Thud kits.


Thanks to Meteor Productions for the review sample.

Cutting Edge Modelworks products are available from Meteor Productions Website

Text and Images Copyright 2004 by Brett Green
Page Created 23 November, 2004
Last updated 23 November, 2004

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