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F-4 Phantom Stabilator Upgrade Set

for Zoukei Mura Kits

Hypersonic Models, 1/48 scale

S u m m a r y :

Catalogue Number:

Hypersonic Models Item No. HMR 48032 - F-4 Phantom Stabilator Upgrade Set for Zoukei Mura Kits

Scale:

1/48 scale

Contents & Media

Five parts in grey resin; ten photo-etched parts; detailed instructions

Price:

 

¥950 plus shipping available online from Hypersonic Models 

 

and specialist hobby retailers worldwide

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Review Type:

First Look.

Advantages:

High quality resin casting; permits stabilators to be posed at different pitches; includes fish plates for Air Force variants; detailed instructions.

Disadvantages:

Some precise surgery required.

Conclusions:

Hypersonic Models' Stabilator Upgrade Set will allow you to customise your Zoukei-Mura with offset stabilators and a more accurate depiction of the stab mounts. This upgrade will be best suited to experienced modellers due to the precise cutting involved.


Reviewed by Brett Green


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FirstLook

 

Hypersonic Models has released an upgrade set for Zoukei Mura's 1/48 scale Phantom kits that will improve the appearance of the stabilator mounts and allow the stabs to be posed at different pitches.

A set of four fish plates is also included in this set.

 

 

Hypersonic Models' 1/48 scale F-4 Phantom Stabilator Upgrade Set comprises five parts in grey resin, ten photo-etched parts and detailed instructions.

You will neeed to conduct some precise surgery on your Z-M Phantom before installing the conversion parts. First you will need to remove all the raised detail associated with the stabilator cover plates, then you will use the supplied resin marker tools to scribe an outline around its perimeter. Next, you will cut out all the plastic inside the newly scribed line.

 

 

Once this is done the rest of the conversion will be relatively straightforward. A resin plug is inserted into the new opening, and this may be posed at different angles. Once the plugs are glued at the desired angle, the photo-etched detail parts and the stabs themselves are then added.

Instructions are very clear, including text and helpful images.

Casting quality of the resin is very good.

 

 

Conclusion

 

Hypersonic Models' Stabilator Upgrade Set will allow you to customise your Zoukei-Mura with offset stabilators and a more accurate depiction of the stab mounts.

This upgrade will be best suited to experienced modellers due to the precise cutting involved.

Thanks to Hypersonic Models for the review samples.


Review Text Copyright 2019 by Brett Green
Page Created 10 January, 2020
Last updated 10 January, 2020

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