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

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SBD Dauntless in
Detail & Scale

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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 PRODUCT REVIEW


Hypersonic Models A-6 Intruder Fin Tip Correction
1:48 Scale

Hobby Boss’s 1:48 Scale A-6 Intruder is definitely a major improvement over the old Revell kit, and in this reviewer’s opinion, also tops the Kinetic A-6 in detail and accuracy.  However, it’s not quite perfect, and Hobby Boss’s A-6A and A-6E kits do have a something of a shape error and faulty detail in the Intruder’s vertical stabilizer fin tip.  The angle at which the trailing edge of the fin cap sweeps aft is noticeably overdone as is the positioning, placement, and spacing of the three bolts on either side of the fin tip.

Hypersonic Models produces a replacement fin tip with the right shape and surface detail.  It is a perfectly cast resin part, free of any blemish and the part is straight as an arrow.  While this is a single part, it is appropriately rich with high-fidelity detail.  One must simply use a razor saw to remove the kit’s fin tip, and the Hypersonic resin part is designed to drop right in.  The fit is guided by a resin locating tab to make the job just that more precise.  Additionally, the instructions are very well printed and clearly illustrated.  To make the most accurate A-6 that you can, this replacement vertical stabilizer tip is certainly recommended.

Many thanks to Hypersonic Models for the review sample. You can find them on the web and purchase this set at http://www.hypersonicmodels.co.uk.


Haagen Klaus
Scale Modeling News & Reviews Editor
Detail & Scale

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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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