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EF-111A Detail Set



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Catalogue No., Description & Price Available from Scaledown's website:
SDA48005 - EF-111A Detail Set
Contents and Media: Four parts in caramel coloured resin.
Scale: 1/48
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: High quality casting; ready for use (casting blocks already removed and cleaned up); simple engineering; vast improvement over Academy kit parts.
Recommendation: Recommended for anyone building an Academy EF-111A.


Reviewed by Brett Green

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Scaledown’s latest F-111 accessory is set SDA48005 – EF-111A Upgrade Set.

This set is destined for the Academy 1/48 scale EF-111. Although Scaledown notes that the parts also fit the Zhengdefou kit, I would strongly recommend that the Academy kit is used as the Zhengdefou offering will need an awful lot of cleanup, surface improvement and detail replacement.

The EF-111A Upgrade Set includes new undercarriage doors, the radar canoe pod. All the parts are supplied in resin. The undercarriage doors are better detailed than the kit parts (inside and out), and are the correct depth. The canoe pod features the asymmetrical forward section corresponding with the nose gear door, and the correct shape and undercut at the rear.

All parts on my sample were perfectly cast and ready to use. There were no casting blocks or plugs on any of the parts.

This simple and accurate Upgrade Set offers a subtle but noticeable improvement to these characteristic areas of the EF-111A.


Thanks to Stephen Thrum from Scaledown for the review samples

These and other Scaledown accessories are available direct from Scaledown's website

Review Copyright © 2003 by Brett Green
Page Created 12 April, 2003
Last updated 14 August, 2003

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