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F3H Demon in
Detail & Scale
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Detail & Scale, Pt. 1

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SBD Dauntless in
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F-102 Delta Dagger in Detail & Scale
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F4F & FM Wildcat in Detail & Scale
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F-8 & RF-8 Crusader in Detail & Scale

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AFTERMARKET REVIEW


Steel Beach Accessories
F-4 Wing Jigs -- 1:48 Scale

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Academy’s 1:48 scale F-4 Phantom II kits are excellent representations of the F-4 to be sure, but there’s a few tricky spots in its construction.  Any time there’s a multi-part wheel bay in a model kit, it can be a genuine headache getting all the parts to perfectly align (the Hasegawa 1:48 scale Tomcats come to mind).  A similar approach to the main gear wheel wells was taken by Academy in their F-4 Phantom family, with separate fore, aft, port, and starboard wheel well walls.   

Steel Beach Accessories produces a nifty alignment jig in which one can assemble these parts and achieve the proper alignment. Two jigs are provided, one for each main gear well.  These are very handy construction aids indeed, and they will save the scale modeler time and trouble in building the Academy Phantom’s wheel wells.  If you’ve got a thin-wing Phantom, such as the F-4B or F-4N, Steel Beach set #48151 will do the same trick but for those kits instead.

Many thanks to Darren Roberts of Steel Beach Accessories for the review sample.  You can find them on the web at http://www.steel-beach.com/ while this set, along with the rest of the Steel Beach product line, can be purchased at http://spruebrothers.com.

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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