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Academy's F-4J is available as Sprue Brothers...

December 24 2014 at 9:48 AM
Roy A Schlicht  (Login albapfalzd3)
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with the C/D out you knew it was just a matter of time.

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George Campbell
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Is there a kit review somewhere ? nt

December 25 2014, 11:37 AM 


 
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Jon Krol
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Academy F-4J

December 25 2014, 3:48 PM 

Any of the reviews for the F-4B or F-4C should pretty much apply to the F-4J.
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Don McIntyre
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I meant to ask...

December 26 2014, 5:47 PM 

Did Academy get the aft cockpit starboard side wall right? One of this irritants for me about the Monogram kit(s). They got it right in the 1/72 but got it wrong in the somewhat earlier 1/48 kit. I was hoping they'd go back and fix it, but they never did, apparently.
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Robert DeWoody
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Yes, they got it right.

December 27 2014, 4:02 PM 

At least on the B version. One would assume they got the J version correct too.

 
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Don McIntyre
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Thank you, Sir. n/t

December 27 2014, 8:54 PM 

Don McIntyre
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Darren Roberts
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Fix for the Monogram kit

December 27 2014, 9:42 PM 

Steel Beach has a set that corrects the Monogram F-4J. It gives you the cockpit sidewall and breaker box for the cockpit, new wheels, ECM bumps, a vinyl piece to replicate the IFR door, trunnion plates, and flame holders for the burner cans. If you've got a bunch of Monogram kits in the stash, this set helps it out a bit.

 
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Jon Krol
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Monogram F-4J

December 29 2014, 9:40 AM 

No, Monogram never corrected their 1/48 J cockpit. It's still USAF type.
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Robert DeWoody
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Re: Is there a kit review somewhere ? nt

December 25 2014, 5:37 PM 

I have and am finishing the Academy F-4B. Having built a bunch of Phantom IIs from Fujimi to Revell. to Monogram, to Hasegawa I believe this Academy kit to be the finest in 1/48th scale. The biggest advantage over the Hasegawa kits is the inclusion of a full set of ordinance.

 
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Jon Krol
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I agree......

December 25 2014, 7:26 PM 

I have three Academy B's. I also have a Hasegawa B and J as well as a Monogram J. Academy is the best hands down.
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Jon Krol
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While on the subject of Academy F-4's..........

December 25 2014, 7:41 PM 

Several years ago before Eduard issued their MiG-21 series they announced they were going to do the Phantom series after the MiG. They cancelled it later explaining another company was going to do a Phantom series and they didn't want their product to have to compete with another. At the time they didn't mention who the other company was. Shortly after, Academy announced their intent to issue the Phantom. A lot of people were concerned thinking an Eduard Phantom would have been much better than an Academy kit. That has proven to be a mistake but I was wondering if back during the planning stages shortly after Eduard canceled their Phantom, Eduard may have entered into a secret sort of agreement offering their assistance and perhaps some of their data research to Academy as Eduard is now issuing the Academy kit but under their own label. Any thoughts?
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Robert DeWoody
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They may be working together

December 26 2014, 4:25 PM 

Eduard has released their own F-4B which is the Academy kit with a few extra goodies including a complete set of stencils and markings for at least four planes. But it is even pricier than the Academy kit getting close to $100

 
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Jon Krol
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Yes, but.....

December 29 2014, 9:44 AM 

You get a small Brassin set with resin, PE and masks. Not a complete set mind you but some.
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Robert DeWoody
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That's how they can justify the extra price. n/t

December 29 2014, 6:15 PM 


 
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Jon Krol
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Well.....

December 29 2014, 7:11 PM 

The Academy kit is selling retail for $79.00. You can find it cheaper, maybe $10-$15 off list but it is not too common. Still add shipping to that price. So $99.00 retail for the Eduard issue plus the Brassin stuff, it's not too far from being even. I'm sure as time goes by you'll be able to get the Eduard kit for less. One big nit I have with the Academy kit is the multi color plastic. The Eduard kit is all gray. Much nicer. All that white plastic in the Academy kit makes it hard to see the fine detail on those pieces.
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