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AFTERMARKET REVIEW


CMK RF-84F Thunderflash Camera Set -- 1:48 Scale

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In early 2016, TanModel released their first 1:48 scale injection-molded kit, the RF-84F Thunderflash.  We reviewed this kit HERE and it was one of the best kits of the year.  Of course, aftermarket parts can usually make even the best of plastic kits better, and here, CMK provides cast resin parts for the TanModel RF-84F camera bay.

The camera bay is undoubtedly one of the highlights of the TanModel Thunderflash kit and provides a lot of opportunities for extra detailing.  Here, 18 resin parts for the cameras, film canisters, camera bay access panels, and associated hardware are included.  The overall level of detail is great for resin and is superior to the plastic in the kit.

Beyond this, there are two other advantages in this set that really make it worth using (as I will when I build the kit).  The first is that the cameras themselves are single-piece castings.  The improvement here is that the kit camera parts are multi-piece affairs.  The resin parts save work, time, and seam cleanup.  These resin cameras should just drop in.  Second, if you open up the camera bay as per the kit instruction, you’ll have a left and right half of the access panels and they lack internal surface detail.  The CMK kit access panels are single pieces and their internal and external detail is exceptional.  You’ll really enjoy the beautiful casting representing the insulation padding on the inner surfaces of the panels.  They are outstanding!
 
Overall, this detail set provides a lot to improve the already very nicely done camera bay of the TanModel Thunderflash.  Sincere thanks are owed to Special Hobby/CMK for the review sample. You visit them on the web at http://www.specialhobby.info/ and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/specialhobby

Haagen Klaus
Scale Modeling News & Reviews Editor
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Just Released!

JET FIGHTERS
OF THE U. S. NAVY AND MARINE CORPS
PART 1: THE FIRST TEN YEARS
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Detail & Scale Special Edition Books

U. S. Navy and Marine Carrier-Based Aircraft of World War II
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Attack on Pearl Harbor, Japan Awakens a Sleeping Giant

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Colors & Markings Series



Colors & Markings of U. S. Navy
F-14 Tomcats,
Part 1: Atlantic
Coast Squadrons
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Colors & Markings of the F-102
Delta Dagger

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Colors & Markings of U. S. Navy
F-14 Tomcats,
Part 2: Pacific
Coast Squadrons

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