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Accessories for Academy
F-8E Crusader
Four detail sets in 1/72 scale



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Catalogue Number: CMK 7095 [interior], 7096 [undercarriage], 7097 [exterior 1] and 7098 [exterior 2] 
Scale: 1/72
Contents and Media: 7095 has nine resin parts, tub, bang-seat, instrument panel, radar and ray-dome. One PE fret with twelve parts and one three-piece vac-formed canopy plus instructions. 7096 has nine resin parts, main and nose wheel bays, four gear doors and two main and one nose wheel plus instructions. 7097 has seven resin parts, flaps, rudder air brake and bay plus instructions. 7098 has twelve resin parts for gun bays, refuelling probe and area under centre wing, visible when the wing is raised, plus a small photo-etched fret. All sets come in the usual CMK bubble pack.
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Eexcellent moulding to make an already detailed kit even more detailed.
Recommendation: Recommended

Reviewed by Glen Porter

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The Academy 1/72 F-8E Crusader is a very nice, highly detailed kit in its own right. However some people are just not happy with an “out of the box” kit . CMK's latest accessories will be ideal for these modellers.That’s not to say that the rest of us “nungers” couldn’t get some fun out of them too!

The Crusader is one of a few post WWII jet fighters that I’m interested in but I’d be satisfied with resin cockpit and dropped flaps. But no, you get open gun bays with full detail, deployed refuelling probe [with full detail], open ray-dome [with full detail] inside, deployed air brakes [again with full detail] plus dropped flaps and resin cockpit. Phew, I’m getting tired just thinking about it but if you are into “detail” then these are for you. Mind you, these are not for the novice  - oh no. The modeller who attacks these has got to know his or her stuff.



As with any CMK sets, the moulding is very well done and highly detailed.

With the interior set [7095] you get the option of resin or PE instrument panel. A nice touch. The exterior set [7098] comes with a PE fret also.

Over all, I have to recommend these sets to the experienced modeller with a penchant for extra detail.


Thanks to CMK for the review sample.

Review Text Copyright © 2004 by Glen Porter
Page Created 29 November, 2004
Last updated 29 November, 2004

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