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F-5B Reconnaissance Nose
1/72 conversion for Academy P-38


Flight 66 / Contact Résine

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Scale: 1/72
Price: 16 Euros - available exclusively from Flight 66
Contents and Media: 4 parts in pale cream resin; 1 decal sheet with two sets of French marking optionss (1 x natural metal; 1 x Olive Drab/Neutral Grey); instructions
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Well cast; minimal cleanup required; simple conversion; markings included
Disadvantages: Instructions in French only
Recommendation: Recommended

Reviewed by Brett Green

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Contact Résine has taken released a limited-edition 1/72 scale F-5B Conversion for Academy's 1/72 P-38 Lightning kit.

This is a simple conversion which comprises a solid resin nose, replacement wheels with covered hubs, and a decal sheet with two marking options.



The casting is up to Contact Resine's usual high standards, and detail is very good. In fact, the detail looks better on the parts than it does in the photos - something to do with the fact that the images are around three times bigger than the 1/72 scale parts! There will be minimal cleanup required.

The decals supply markings for two French aircraft - one in natural metal and the second in Olive Drab and Neutral Grey. The French markings certainly make a change from the normal on the Lightning,



This set will be exclusively available through Flight 66.





Contact Resine's 1/72 scale F-5B Recon conversion is a simple but effective offering. The inclusion of decals is a nice bonus.


Thanks to Marc from Contact Résine for the sample

Contact Résine accessories may be seen on their website: www. xx  

Contact Résine's American distributor is :

Design & Marketing Int'l ®
Design, Manufacturing & e-commerce of Precision Plastic Scale Models

HOUSTON, TEXAS 77042-3960
Tel: (281).491.5108/Fax: (281).491.0381
E-Mail: pr.model32@earthlink.net


Contact Résine's European Distributor is :

Chemin de l' Oiselalet
cedex 4
51 55 8 Europort de Vatry
Fax : 00.(33).(0) 326 543 782


Review Text and Images Copyright © 2004 by Brett Green
Page Created 3 August, 2004
Last updated 27 September, 2006

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