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||AirDOC ADR 48011
- Israeli Air Force and United States Air Force RF-4C Upgrade and
for the Hasegawa 1/48 RF-4C/E Kits
|Media and Contents:
||Grey resin and acetate sheet (see
details in main text below)
€16,95 available from specialist book and hobby shops, or
online from AirDOC
mastering and high quality casting; crisp detail
Reviewed by Rodger Kelly
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AirDOC is a German company which produces first rate books, decal sheets
and resin conversion/detail sets.
Someone at AirDOC must be fond of the McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom as
they have released a swag of books and resin detail sets for them.
48011 is one of their newer releases. It enable you to convert the 1/48
scale Hasegawa RF-4C/E Phantom II kits into either an Israeli Air Force
RF-4E or a United States Air Force RF-4C.
set comprises nine resin pieces and an acetate sheet. The resin pieces
“Top Hat” antennae hatch
Front landing gear door
Two aiming devise (sights)
Front and rear instrument panels
Radar homing and warning panel
resin is grey in colour and reminiscent of that used by both Cutting
Edge Modelworks and Aires. I personally prefer this type of resin over
the tan coloured type as it is easier to work with being less brittle
and prone to snapping. The set has been mastered by Willy Peeters and
is well and truly up to the high standards we have seen from him
previously. The detail cast into each part is crisp and sharp which
will make painting so much easier. Instrument dial detail has been
included with the each instrument being deep enough to allow you to add
the “glass” by way of gloss varnish or epoxy. The parts come attached
to a pour stub and there is a clear distinction between part and pour
stub to make the task of removal and clean-up so much easier.
acetate sheet provides you with the “windows” for the camera hatches on
the underside of the nose. Two alternative methods of producing these
windows are provided, a single die cut panel that will require you to
mark and cut the individual “panes” or a one-piece die cut version that,
by the looks of it at least, will enable you to carefully bend the whole
thing into place.
small sheet is included with the set. This sheet provides detail
drawings to assist you with construction as well as a “potted history”
of both the aircraft and their individual detail fits.
set comes packed in a clear plastic zip-loc bag with a stiff cardboard
is an excellent detail/conversion set indeed that will appeal more to
the hard core Phantom fan than just the casual modeller.
Thanks to AirDOC Publications for the review sample
AirDOC Accessories and Publications may be viewed and purchased online from their
Review Copyright © 2007 by Rodger Kelly
This Page Created on 04 October, 2007
Last updated 24 December, 2007
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