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AFTERMARKET REVIEW


Zoukei-mura F-4C/D/J/S Phantom II Weighted Tires Set SWS48-04-M02 1:48 Scale

 

The Zoukei-mura 1:48 scale F-4J and F-4S kits really do contain some of the best injection-molded detail anywhere.  In this small upgrade set, Zoukei-mura offers a little more detail to add to your Phantom II:  a set of resin cast nose wheels and main landing gear tires for their F-4J and F-4S.  This set contains four resin parts (two nose wheels and two main wheels).  The nose wheels have the wheel hub integrally molded around the tire, but the main wheels are tires only, designed to receive the kit-supplied hub.  That’s fine, since the kit parts are already very highly detailed injection molded pieces.

The circumferential tire tread is very nicely represented as is a slight and rather realistic flattening and bulge of all the tires, which is an accurate look pretty much anytime the airplane was sitting on the ground loaded with gas and ordnance.  Overall, these resin wheels look great and are a step up from kit-supplied parts.  Also, we recently learned that Zoukei-mura is also planning an F-4C and F-4D, and these wheels will be appropriate for those Phantom kits, too.  Highly recommended!
        
Sincere thanks are owed to Mr. Hideyuki Shigeta, the president of Zoukei-mura and Carmine Napolitano (also of Zoukei-mura) for providing this sample.  You can find out more about them at http://www.zoukeimura.co.jp/en/ and follow Mr. Shigeta’s blog at http://www.zoukeimura.co.jp/en/sentiment/oyajiblog_093.html, which is a good way to follow development of their kits and their other activities.

Haagen Klaus
Scale Modeling News & Reviews Editor
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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 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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