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FG.1 Phantom
Exhaust Nozzles for Fujimi kits 

Aires, 1/72 scale

S u m m a r y
Catalogue Number, Description, & Price

Aires 7179 - FG.1 Phantom Exhaust Nozzles for Fujimi
available from specialist hobby retailers worldwide

Scale: 1/72 scale
Contents and Media: Six parts in gey coloured resin; one small photo-etched fret
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Excellent casting; exceptional detail; scale-length afterburners
Disadvantages: Experience will be helpful
Conclusion: A well detailed improvement of Fujimi's kit parts for experienced modellers


Reviewed by Mick Evans

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Aries has released a set of exhaust nozzles for the Rolls Royce Spey engine fitted to the FG.1 British Phantom. This set is designed specifically for the Fujimi kit. 

The parts are perfectly cast in grey resin.

The detail from the turbine through to the flaps of the exhaust nozzle aperture has been faithfully reproduced capturing the inner hot flaps, the outer cold cowl shroud and the detail that make up the nozzle.

I thought that the detail on the kit nozzles was good until I compared the two. On comparison to the nozzles supplied in the Fujimi kit, the Aires nozzles certainly have far more detail.

The exhaust flaps are very thin and will need to be handled carefully during removal from the moulding block.

The cooling liner (area within the afterburner) has been captured nicely in the moulding and the length of the afterburner looks to be to scale.

Two nicely etched metal flame holders are included to be inserted just after the turbine and will add to the exceptional detail already provided. 

Assembly will be straightforward, and only moderate modelling skills will be required to use this detail set as these exhausts just drop in with no modification to the kit required.

Thanks to Aires for the review samples

Text and Images Copyright 2008 by Mick Evans
Page Created 13 October, 2008
Last updated 13 October, 2008

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