which is a "recessed panel copy" of the old Fujimi 1/50th F-4E.
Again, it's horribly inaccurate.
In a nutshell; late 70s Fujimi came out with their 1/50th F-4E, which had raised panel lines. In 1980, Academy/Minicraft (at the time, not to be confused with Minicraft of today) basically copied the Fujimi kit, but in recessed panel line form. The copied every inaccuracy, right down to the under-scaling.
Fast forward to today: instead of tooling a new F-4E, Academy took cheesy (in this case -pitiful) way out by resurrecting that awful 1/50th F-4E from the early 80s.
Just be aware
"I am a "Realist". I see and call things as they are, not how I want them to be."
This message has been edited by ViperEnforcer from IP address 188.8.131.52 on Dec 16, 2011 6:11 AM
And the Fujimi came out not in the late '70s but in the very early '70s or the late '60s. I either had one before I left high school ('72) or it was on the side of the box of the A-4 I built in high school.
Undersized and not very detailed, not 100% accurate in shape but it DOES all fit well and go together easily!
Steel cuts flesh. Steel cuts bone. Steel does not cut steel. --Stephen Hunter, The 47th Samurai.
We will march on a road of bones. --Hunter S. Thompson.
I can tell you that it IS ACTUALLY the Fujimi kit, thats because I remember the "bullet" shaped exhaust cans in the kit, and the Mk117 bombs that came with it. I built this kit around the mid-'70s and thought it was pretty neat, though the pilot figures were completely miss-shapenned, there was no way they would have fit in the cockpit!
Alex Tula (Login AlexTSeattle) HyperScale Forums 184.108.40.206
The 1/48 Revell F-4E IS the Hasegawa kit in a Revell box
December 16 2011, 1:52 PM
One of those good deals out there! I got mine when they were dumping a lot of the ProModeler boxed Hase kits cheap: A-4E, F-4E, Bf109F (1/32), Arado 234. All went for about $10 each. The older Monogram now revell kits of the F-4C and F-4J are the raised panel line kits of yore.
Alex in Seattle
This message has been edited by AlexTSeattle from IP address 220.127.116.11 on Dec 16, 2011 1:53 PM
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