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F-4B/N Airframe
Conversion Sets
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Cutting Edge Modelworks

 


Cutting Edge's 1/32 scale F-4B/N Conversions are available online from Meteor Productions

 

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Cutting Edge Modelworks has provided the following information about their new 1/32 scale F-4B/N Phantom Conversion Sets, due for release next week:

How Our F-4B/N Airframe Conversion Sets Are Organized

Based on the F-4 survey we ran several months ago, about half of our customers plan to start their conversion from the Tamiya F-4C/D kit and about half plan to start from the Tamiya F-4J kit (these sets will not fit any of the 1/32 Revell F-4 kits).

You also told us that you don't want to buy any more parts than you actually need to make your model, regardless of which kit you start from. Well, I listened to you!

Obviously, some of you want to start with the F-4C/D kit as the base, and some of you want to start with the F-4J kit as the base. Aside from from starting with a kit already in your collection, the cockpit style can be a consideration (Navy RIO positions had a vertical right sidewall; no console was mounted on the right side). More about the cockpit later.

We've broken the parts needed to make a F-4B or F-4N into three sets:

  • Parts required regardless of which kit you start from
  • Additional parts required when you start from the F-4C/D kit
  • Additional parts required when you start from the F-4J kit

As you can see, by breaking up the parts into sets necessary for each Tamiya kit, we've minimized your expenses--you don't have to buy parts that you don't need! This means you will need TWO Cutting Edge sets to complete this airframe conversion: the basic set and whichever additional set is necessary for the basic Tamiya kit you use. This is the best way to limit your purchase to only those parts necessary for your starting kit (F-4C/D or F-4J).

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Here are the set descriptions and parts lists:

Set #1: CEC32180 F-4B/N Basic Conversion Set for Tamiya (starting from F-4C/D or F-4J)

 

These are the parts you will need REGARDLESS
of which Tamiya F-4 kit you start from (F-4C/D or F-4J)

Wings

  • Flat right upper inboard wing with MLG mounting point stiffener bulges (bulges are easy to remove for earlier versions before the bulges were installed)

  • Right MLG bay front wall

  • Right MLG bay aft wall

  • Right lower wing triangular flat insert

  • Right lower wing flat insert abaft of the MLG bay

  • Right flat speed brake

  • Right flat MLG inner door

  • Right flat MLG outer door

  • Flat left upper inboard wing with MLG mounting point stiffener bulges (bulges are easy to remove for earlier versions before the bulges were installed)

  • Left MLG bay front wall

  • Left MLG bay aft wall

  • Left lower wing triangular flat insert

  • Left lower wing flat insert abaft of the MLG bay

  • Left flat speed brake

  • Left flat MLG inner door

  • Left flat MLG inner door

  • Thin main wheel & nose wheel (2 each)

Fuselage

  • Fin cap with AN/APR-30 RHAW leading edge antenna

  • Plain fin cap without RHAW antenna

  • Late under-nose IR seeker with horn antenna

  • AN/APS-127 Shoulder ECM antennas (L/R)

  • Rear fuselage vents above nozzles


Set #2: CEC32185 F-4B/N Conversion from Tamiya F-4C/D (also requires CEC32180)

 

 
These are the ADDITIONAL parts you will need if you start from the Tamiya F-4C/D kit

Wings

  • Catapult hooks and bays

  • Navy-style pylons

  • ECM radomes for lower wings (later aircraft only)

Fuselage

  • Navy refueling probe, bay, door

  • Slotted stabilators without reinforcing plates

  • Drag chute door

  • Nose gear main door & clear resin lights



 

Set #3: CEC32187 F-4B/N Conversion from Tamiya F-4J (also requires CEC32180)

 

These are the ADDITIONAL parts you will need if you start from the Tamiya F-4J kit

Wings

  • Rear lower wing/fuselage extensions for the J79-GE-8 nozzles

Fuselage

  • Radome for IR seeker assemblies (yes, the radome above is a resin casting!)

  • IR seeker with AAA-4 (AN/APR-30)

  • Unslotted stabilators

  • Rear fuselage extensions for early engine nozzles for J79-GE-8 nozzles.

 


Additional Future F-4 Sets from Cutting Edge

  • F-4B/C/D/N J79-GU-8 Detailed Nozzles (COMING VERY SOON!)

  • F-4B/N Super Detailed Cockpit

  • Early drop tanks

  • Wing folds

  • Centerline fuel tank (included only in the Tamiya F-4J kit; needed only for the F-4C/D base kit)

  • Additional F-4 ordnance

Thanks to Cutting Edge Modelworks for the preview information and images


Cutting Edge Modelworks products can be viewed and purchased at
Meteor Productions website


Review Copyright 2007 by Brett Green
This Page Created on 11 May, 2007
Last updated 24 December, 2007

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