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A-6E Intruder Intakes / Soft FOD Covers

 

AMS, 1/48 scale

 

S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number: A-6E Intruder Intakes / Soft FOD Covers
Price: Price not quoted.
Contact AMS by email at:
hairold@verizon.net
Scale: 1/48
Contents and Media: Grey-coloured resin
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: High level of detail; includes soft FOD covers; well cast
Disadvantages: .
Recommendation: Highly Recommended

 


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Reviewed by Del Miller

 

FirstLook

 

Harold, he of AMS Resins, continues to turn out those things that often go neglected. This time it's a set of corrected intakes with soft FOD covers for the Revell-Monogram A-6E Intruder in 1/48.

These are a handed pair of intakes with the correct shape, and with the less common (as far as I know) soft FOD covers. I do believe that a set of corrected intakes with the more common hard FOD cover will be available from AMS shortly.

The presentation of the cover fabric is nicely done, and the fit, after some careful swipes with coarse, medium, and fine sanding sticks, is excellent. These are in AMS' now usual grey resin and have no air bubbles.

 

    

Kit intakes (left) and photo of the real thing. The AMS resin parts are pictured at the top of the page


Photos should be checked for the cord that tautens the cover just aft of the intake and the location of the fastening point. The only other advice which Harold gives is that the splitter plate (molded onto the fuselage) should be carefully sanded down so that there is less thickness to it. Sand and then fit the intake.

I have yet to see anything from AMS that isn't first-rate. Keep it coming, Harold.

Highly Recommended
 


Review and Images Copyright 2007 by Del Miller
Page Created 02 August, 2007
Last updated 24 December, 2007

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